The world's scientific and social network for malaria professionals
Subscribe to free Newsletter | 11105 malaria professionals are enjoying the free benefits of MalariaWorld today

amphibian

Not Open Access | Bioaccumulation of DDT and other organochlorine pesticides in amphibians from two conservation areas within malaria risk regions of South Africa

July 6, 2021 - 13:40 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Wolmarans NJ, Bervoets L, Gerber R, Yohannes YB, Nakayama SM, Ikenaka Y, Ishizuka M, Meire P, Smit NJ, Wepener V
Reference: 
Chemosphere. 2021 Jul;274:129956

The threat to wildlife from chemical exposure exists regardless of the presence of conservation boundaries. An issue exacerbated by the use of environmentally persistent insecticides for vector control and long-range transport of legacy persistent organic pollutants. In this comparative study between two important conservation regions in South Africa, Kruger National Park (KNP) and Ndumo Game Reserve (NGR), we assessed organochlorine pesticide (OCP) accumulation in several anuran species collected from within the conservation regions.

Subscribe to RSS - amphibian