Global Appetite For Frog Legs Threatens Species
Based on an analysis of commodity-trading data from the United Nations, the current international trade in frog meat represents an estimated 200 million to 1 billion frogs consumed each year, or 11,000 tons of frog meat.
The largest destination for frog legs is France, with the United States a close second. The largest exporter of frogs is Indonesia, although domesticate consumption is estimated to double exports. Human consumption is a significant factor in the global decline of amphibian populations, including frogs, although data show that habitat loss is the greatest contributor. Disease and global warming are additional threats.