Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Save the Frogs Day

In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the scientific community has declared April 28th, 2009 the 1st Annual 'Save The Frogs Day'. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life.

Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s 6,418 amphibian species are threatened with extinction. At least 100 species have completely disappeared since 1980, and this is NOT normal: amphibians naturally go extinct at a rate of only about one species every 250 years!!!




Check out the Save the Frogs website here.

3 comments:

Julia Smith said...

You'd like my friend Thomma Lyn's post, I think:

http://www.thommalyngrindstaff.com/blog/?p=316

Julia Smith said...

That might not work - just visit her blog without the ?p=316.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, I love frogs -- thanks so much for the link to the Save the Frogs site! I've bookmarked it from my blog. And thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting -- it's great to meet you! :)