Friday, November 9, 2007
I'm sure almost all wildlife-conscious folks out there have heard about the dire peril amphibian species the world across are facing, due to habitat loss, chytrid fungus and other threats. One conservation group that is gaining momentum is the Amphibian Ark, which is preparing for 2008, The Year of the Frog, a campaign to increase awareness and raise funds for the conservation plan. The conservation plan focuses on the species not easily saved in the wild, by taking some into captivity and establishing breeding programs for later reintroduction. It may be a controversial approach to some, but given the impending doom facing many species, establishing a breeding pool in captivity may be the only option we have left. I highly encourage you to check out Amphibian Ark, and consider helping any way you can. You can also check out Frog Matters, the blog of an Amphibian Ark activist.