Saturday, April 28th. The annual celebration of amphibians will be the
largest day of amphibian education and conservation action in the
planet’s history. At least 150 Save The Frogs Day events are happening
in 25 countries. The events are
being coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS! a
California-based nonprofit dedicated to amphibian conservation.
Amphibian populations worldwide have been declining at unprecedented
rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are
threatened with extinction. Amphibians are faced with an onslaught of
environmental problems. “The goal of Save The
Frogs Day is to get people worldwide educating their fellow citizens
about the plight of amphibians and ways they can help” says Dr. Kerry
Kriger, Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!. “Frogs eat
mosquitoes, provide us with medical advances, serve as food for birds,
fish and monkeys, and their tadpoles filter our drinking water. There
are lots of reasons to save them.”
Dr. Kriger will be leading a Save The Frogs Day 5K race in downtown
Seattle on April 28th. Other Save The Frogs Day events include
presentations on frog conservation at the University of Connecticut, a frog legs protest at the Coney Island, NY location of Nathan’s Famous, a
nationwide chain restaurant that sells frog legs.
You can learn more about Save The Frogs Day at
www.savethefrogs.com/day, and by visiting the Save The Frogs exhibit at Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration.