Save The Frogs Day
Every April 28th is observed as Save the Frogs Day and we think that the name of this holiday really says it all. This is a day for people to realize the value of frogs and join efforts to help save them. Although we suspect that many people give little thought to frogs, they actually serve an important role in the ecosystem.
Frogs not only eat many of the insects that make humans’ lives miserable (such as mosquitoes and flies), but their eggs and tadpoles provide a vital link in the food chain for fish, mammals, and birds. Frogs are also considered to be indicators of how healthy an ecosystem really is.
In fact, they’ve been called the “canary in the coal mine” for any ecosystem they exist. That’s because they are the first species to be affected by global climate change, pollution, and a number of other serious problems. And they’re currently disappearing at an alarming rate. If that doesn’t scare people into observing this holiday, then we doubt anything will.
The History Of Save The Frogs Day
This holiday was founded in 2009 by Dr. Kerry Kriger. He is the founder of the Save the Frogs organization. This organization attempts to raise the public’s awareness about the importance of frogs and the conservation efforts that are currently taking place. Frogs can be found all over the world and as we said earlier, they’re very important to their ecosystems and an early indicator of potential ecological destruction.
Observing Save The Frogs Day
Everyone is encouraged to take part in this holiday and do what they can for declining frog populations. Yes, we know that many people may live in cities where they never get a chance to see a frog in person, but that doesn’t matter.
All that matters is that we take the time to save vulnerable species that are facing unique challenges caused by deforestation, the overuse of pesticides, habitat destruction, and global climate change. How can people help? People can reduce the size of the lawn and add more native plants if they live in an area where there are local frogs.
They can stop using harmful pesticides on their lawn, they can stop buying wild-caught frogs, and they can avoid releasing their pet amphibians into the wild. People can also donate money to organizations that help protect frogs and their habitats.
One organization that is doing the hard work of protecting frogs is Save the Frogs! And finally, people can take the time to spread the word about this holiday online using the hashtag #SaveTheFrogsDay on social media.