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Written by Michael Starkey Michael Starkey
Parent Category: Brazil Brazil
Category: Bahia Bahia
Created: 16 July 2016 16 July 2016

 The Boitatá Institute of Ethnobiology and Wildlife Conservation in partnership with the State University of Santa Cruz - UESC promoted on Sunday (1 May, 2016), in Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil, an open night tour to the public for research and observation of amphibians. The event marked the celebration of the World Day "Save the Frogs" created by the American Foundation and Save the Frogs originally celebrated on every last Saturday of April.

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The Save The Frogs Day is the largest movement in the world of education on amphibians and conservation actions and the Boitatá Institute was the time to present the importance of frogs, toads and frogs for the environment and for humans, highlight their role as a pest control and especially that are disappearing from the Earth.

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After the lecture, participants were invited to a Night Walk guided by biologist and teacher in ecology Renan Costa, a member of the Institute Boitatá. This walk participants visited lakes and streams, habitats used by many species during the breeding events. The speech associated with nocturnal walk aimed to raise awareness of the reality and difficulty that amphibians is currently going through.

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