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Save The Frogs Day

Updated on April 27, 2011

Save The Frogs Day

Frogs are important, their health is an indicator of the health and well being of the planet, our planet, which we share with them and a myriad of other creatures. April the 29th is Save The Frogs Day. Even if you don't think of Frogs for the rest of the year you should think about them today.

Frogs are fascinating although they all share a very basic shape their lifestyles, homes and methods of reproduction vary immensely. Anybody who can be bothered to spend just a little bit of time reading about frogs cannot fail to be amazed. They are wonderful animals.

The Frogs are in trouble. Around 200 species have disappeared in the past thirty years. They have been here more than 200 million years but that's it GONE.....GONE FOREVER!!! 200 species which we have shared our planet with have gone gone gone forever. They are not coming back. Who is to blame? Sadly it is us. The things we are doing to this planet. More Frog species are threatened with extinction now. Sadly it is already too late to help some of these but with others there may still be a chance.

Frogs are important to me and to you. They are part of the web of life and their disappearance will affect us whether we realise it or not.

On Save The Frogs Day, or any day really take a look at the SAVE THE FROGS WEBSITE. Learn a bit more about them and what you can do to help.

Visit your local zoo. Speak to the keepers and learn a little bit more.

 

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  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    7 years ago from South East Asia

    We sure are feenix.

  • feenix profile image

    feenix 

    7 years ago

    Peter,

    I guess it could be said, We are cooking our gooses.

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    7 years ago from South East Asia

    You are so right feenix. The frogs go so the mosquitos increase so perhaps we have more bats to compensate...but no, they are in trouble too. More insecticide then which in its turn poisons the rivers and lakes... the fish ingest...we ingest...we die of cancers and whatever. We really are cocking up our planet.

    Stay safe.

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    feenix 

    7 years ago

    Peter,

    Thank you for writing and publishing this informative and very-important hub.

    I had heard that various kinds of frogs are now extinct, but I had no idea that around 200 species are gone forever.

    It is no wonder why, in recent years, so many regions of the U.S. -- including urban areas -- have become infested with flies and mosquitos.

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    7 years ago from South East Asia

    Thanks jayjay40. Ponds need commitment. Good luck with your froglets.

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    jayjay40 

    7 years ago from Bristol England

    Great hub, I made a wildlife pond last year and it is full of tadpoles. I love frogs too

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    7 years ago from South East Asia

    Thank you Eiddwen. I mean, who cannot like frogs? Beautiful little things.

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    Eiddwen 

    7 years ago from Wales

    Thank you so much for making us aware of this Peter.

    A great and very important hub.

    Take care

    Eiddwen.

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    7 years ago from South East Asia

    Thanks Ralf. I hope all is well in your world.

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    crocman1111 

    7 years ago from Frankfurt, Germany

    Many thanks for the important reminder, Peter!

    Best

    Ralf

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    7 years ago from South East Asia

    Thanks Alastar. Many reasons for their demise. Ultimately though they all lead down to us.

  • Alastar Packer profile image

    Alastar Packer 

    7 years ago from North Carolina

    Glad you wrote this Peter. Frogs are getting rarer around here and Hop Toads too.IT has to be something in the insects they eat, what else could it be? There was a time, after a rain for example, when the toads would be everywhere, now, maybe two or three.Thanks for pointing this out.

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