Save the Frogs Day is tomorrow April 27th and we happen to have a wonderful array of frog logos in our database. After looking at the collection of frog logos we have, you definitely will want to learn more about protecting and saving the frogs. This day was created in the efforts to raise amphibian awareness and to create conservation actions. A growing number of people, countries, and schools are taking part in the Save the Frog events, fundraising, and projects.
Here is a bit of interesting information dealing with the threats and benefits of frogs.
Major threats to frogs:
Habitat destruction, infectious diseases, climate change, invasive species, over harvesting, and pollution and pesticides. So at least half of these factors can be prevented if we keep this in mind and try to conserve the environment and protect the animals.
Benefits of frogs:
Important part of food web- Frogs eat a great deal of pesky insects such as mosquitoes and flies. They also act as food for a diverse range of predators. The tadpoles help keep water clean by feeding on algae.
Bio-indicators- the health of frogs is said to be indicative of the health of the biosphere as a whole. Frogs need a suitable habitat both on land and water to survive and their skin can easily absorb toxic chemicals, making them accurate indicator of environmental stress.
Significant in medical research- Frogs have many secretions that come from their skin which has a potential to improve human health through the use of pharmaceuticals.
Only a small portion of the public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful if the public stays un-informed. The overall goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is a great way to make this happen!
Visit Save the Frogs website for more information. Get involved. Make a difference. Spread the word. Save the Frogs.