Save the Frogs Day Observed in Dominica

SAVE_THE_FROGS_Day_by_savethefrogsIn an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the scientific community has declared Saturday April 27th, 2013 as the 5th Annual ‘Save The Frogs Day’.

On this day, various scientific communities encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life.

Acting Forest Officer at the Forestry and Wildlife Division, Ms. Jacqueline Andre, said only a small proportion of our public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public.

Ms. Andre said their goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is their best way to make this happen.

She added, that Dominica is home to four species of amphibians all from the family of frogs.

The Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division also made a presentation on Frog Conservation at the Massacre Primary School on Wednesday 24th April, 2013, ahead of the April 27th, 2013 observation.

Ms. Andre noted, although Save The Frogs Day is observed on April 27th, the Forestry and Wildlife Division will continue to create an awareness to protect the frogs.

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