Biosecurity: Getting the word out!

Emerging diseases are a commonly discussed issue among those who work with amphibians and reptiles.  But what about everyone else?  Lots of people go into wetlands and herp habitat, but not everyone is aware aware of the risk they pose as potential vectors of disease.

Led by Advisory Board member Teal Richards-Dimitrie, OHPARC recently sent a letter to organizations, agencies, and individuals to make them aware of the disease issues and to encourage proper biosecurity measures.  You can read the letter here.

For more information about emerging diseases, visit the PARC National Disease Task Team page.

Long-tailed Salamander. Photo by Greg Lipps.
Gray Treefrog calling from flooded fallow agricultural field