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Vernal Pools

In the northeastern United States, vernal pools are home to over 500 species. Changing climatic conditions are jeopardizing these important ecosystems as increasing temperatures and delayed rainfall alter hydroperiod and rising sea‐level threatens complete inundation.

Amphibian Conservation

Since the 1970s worldwide amphibian populations have been in decline. Habitat loss is the main cause of declines but pollution, degradation, invasive species, and a changing climate are also important factors.

Headstart program for Eastern Tiger Salamanders

The Eastern Tiger Salamander Headstart Program was started in 2011 as a partnership between NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Cape May County Zoo, Conserve Wildlife Foundation, and the Association of Zoos & Aquarium.

Species Link

Spotted salamander