Treefrogs (Hylidae) Peru ©André Bärtschi / WWF

Illuminating Amphibians: The amphibian trade in Japan

Treefrogs (Hylidae) Peru ©André Bärtschi / WWF


Published 24 Tháng ba 2022


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The first dedicated market survey of Japan’s amphibian trade finds threatened species in pressing need of attention as report authors TRAFFIC call for urgent action on national and international regulations to conserve global amphibian populations.

Illuminating Amphibians: The amphibian trade in Japan

Report author(s):
Tomomi Kitade, Kay Wakao

Publication date:
March 2022


*By crosschecking the perceived level of trade and indication of wild specimens resulting from the market surveys with species’ conservation statuses, TRAFFIC identified specific genera and species in need of better monitoring and regulation, including South American horned frogs (Ceratophrys spp. and Chacophrys pierottii), fire salamanders (Salamandra sp.), mole salamanders (Ambystoma sp.), fire-bellied newts (Cynops sp.), glass frogs (family Centrolenidae), and bug-eyed frogs (Theloderma sp.). These findings should be considered in combination with earlier assessments on other consumer countries published by TRAFFIC and others.

The research was made possible by the funding contributions from ProNatura Foundation Japan’s 31st Pro Natura Fund and WWF Japan.

TRAFFIC’s 2021 report Analyzing Amphibians: A rapid assessment

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