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Front. Environ. Sci. | doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00039

Policy recommendation for the conservation of the Suweon Treefrog (Dryophytes suweonensis) in the Republic of Korea.

 Amaël Borzée1* and Yikweon Jang1
  • 1Ewha Womans University, South Korea

The Suweon treefrog (Dryophytes suweonensis) is an endangered species with an important evolutionary significance. However, the current rate of decline projects the extinction of the species within a few decades in the Republic of Korea. The species is presently exclusively inhabiting rice paddies and is not present in any protected area, although it would be relatively easy to designate protected area under the RAMSAR convention and correct the current negative population dynamics. We present the points of importance for the conservation of the Suweon Treefrog, list the site of importance and introduce an agricultural model allowing for its conservation as well as continued rice production and economic income.
Actionable recommendations:
- Establishment of protected areas
- Pesticide and herbicide ban
- Vegetation mowing limit

Keywords: policy, Suweon Treefrogs, Republic of Korea (ROK), Dryophytes suweonensis, conservation

Received: 27 Sep 2018; Accepted: 13 Mar 2019.

Edited by:

Franco Andreone, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Italy

Reviewed by:

Attila D. Sándor, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Nicolas Urbina-Cardona, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia  

Copyright: © 2019 Borzée and Jang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Amaël Borzée, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, amaelborzee@gmail.com