29 Apr '11, 7pm

In the last three decades alone, 120 species of amphibians have disappeared. Save the Frogs.

In the last three decades alone, 120 species of amphibians have disappeared. Save the Frogs.

Today marks International Save the Frogs Day . I know…it is not exactly the stuff that rises to the top of our concerns these days…but it should be. In the last three decades alone, 120 species of amphibians have disappeared. And now, a 360 million year history for these creatures is in danger of ending quite abruptly as over one-third of the world’s approximately 6,000 known amphibian species could go extinct in our lifetime. Since these animals are often considered to be effective indicators of environmental health, the message that the plight of frogs sends about the world we share should be harrowing. There is much that can be done globally and right here in Illinois to help improve the lot of our croaking friends---and ourselves in the process. A big part of this unprecedented wave of amphibian extinctions is something called “chytrid fungus,” which has laid waste to ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jmogerman/frogs_failing...

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