Commercially breed amphibians for the pet trade
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Global aquaculture of amphibians for the pet and food trade grew from 3,000 tonnes in 1999 to 85,000 tonnes in 2008 (Food and Agriculture Organization 2009). Commercially breeding amphibians for the pet trade can help to reduce the number of animals collected from wild populations.
Food and Agriculture Organization (2009) Aquaculture Production 2008- by species groups. In: Yearbooks of Fishery. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy