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Environmentalist

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 39-42

Ecological effects of the frog's legs trade

  • G. M. OzaAffiliated withDepartment of Botany, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

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Summary

The author reviews the trade in frogs from India, conducted to provide a culinary delicacy in frogs' legs for the West. Excessive harvesting of frogs upsets the ecological balance in their natural habitats and increases the need for extensive use of insecticides, with consequent additions to both pollution and costs.