Action: Commercially breed amphibians for the pet trade
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- We found no evidence for the effects of commercially breeding amphibians for the pet trade on wild amphibian populations.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
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