To avoid the spread of amphibious fungi, the authority has removed the exception in regulations that allowed the collection of eggs/tadpoles of common frogs for those who want to monitor the development process of frogs. From now, a permit will be necessary to collect eggs/tadpoles.
“It is important so that we can prevent the fungus from spreading,” Vangen added.
The amphibious fungus has recently been detected in Norway. It is contagious and can cause disease and death among the amphibians that come into contact with it.
Sick amphibians have not yet been registered as a result of the fungus, the Norwegian Environment Agency stated.
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