Petition: Protect Frogs Around the World From Extinction!

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play an important role in many ecosystems. They are bio-indicators, which means they indicate the health of their ecosystems with their permeable, porous skin that reacts to biological hazards such as contamination.

They also help with insect control as a food source for carnivorous predators and eating smaller creatures. Sadly, frogs around the world are in serious danger of extinction.

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We are actually in the midst of the sixth of species on Earth. So many animals are in critical danger of leaving this planet forever, taking with them their vital roles in ecosystems that keep other species, including humans, alive.

Although many species are endangered because of human activities, frogs are endangered because of a disease that is them off at alarming rates.

The killer fungus harming frogs is called . It’s killing many all around the world, attacking their skin, slowly eating them alive. In the last thirty years since scientists have noticed the decline of frogs, 90 species have disappeared from the world. Other species have declined by more than 90 percent!

Scientists also believe that even this disease could have been caused by humans. Dr. Ben Scheele of The Australian National University in Canberra says, “Humans are moving plants and animals around the world at an increasingly rapid rate, introducing pathogens into new areas.”

At the very least, humans can find a way to protect amphibians. That’s why this asks the U.S. government to dedicate resources like, funds and scientists, to prevent the complete extinction of frogs. If you agree, sign this urging the Environmental Protection Agency to do what they can to save frogs!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 25 August 2019.

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Wendy Coram

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Sheila Dunleavy

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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

your world is busy
fast paced and loud.
running to catch
up with your lives
and whatever your crowd.
but in the middle of this
far and near,
we frogs and amphibians
are starting to disappear.
the croaks and the ribbits
the folklore you created…
without your help
to extinction we are
fated.
we are important to
your world
as you are to we.
so step up to the
lily pad plate
and join the
advocacy.

Joyce Dannheim

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Colin J Redwood

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