During the past decade, the mountain yellow-legged frog has gone from obscurity to one of the most intensively-studied amphibians on Earth. Its precipitous decline and the increasingly ambitious efforts aimed at stopping this extinction spiral are resulting in considerable scientific and media coverage, a sampling of which is provided here. The ESA listing page provides a timeline for the listing of mountain yellow-legged frog populations in southern California and in the Sierra Nevada under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, and links to relevant documents. The Newsroom page provides links to recent media coverage of the mountain yellow-legged frog and of amphibian declines in general.

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