Why We Must SAVE THE FROGS!

Frogs are an integral part of the food web

Tadpoles keep waterways clean by feeding on algae. Adult frogs eat large quantities of insects, including disease vectors that can transmit fatal illnesses to humans (i.e. mosquitoes/malaria). Frogs also serve as an important food source to a diverse array of predators, including dragonflies, fish, snakes, birds, beetles, centipedes and even monkeys. Thus, the disappearance of frog populations disturbs an intricate food web, and results in negative impacts that cascade through the ecosystem.

“Insect masses like fireworks explode.
Dengue, Malaria, West Nile Virus:
Discomfort, despair will fill your abode.
This is what your life will be without us.”
Frog Poetry by Michael Dutton

Snake Eating Frog
Photo from Borneo courtesy David Dennis.

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SAVE THE FROGS! TED-Ed Video

Watch The SAVE THE FROGS! Ted-ED Video Amphibians are in danger — worldwide, nearly one-third of amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teamed up with TED to produce the video below, which has been viewed over 175,000 times. Please watch and enjoy exploring our website and … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! TED-Ed Video