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Frogs: lost and found | Follow the frog – Rainforest Alliance partner zone | The Guardian

While it’s true that bulging eyes and sleek long limbs have enchanted children and adults alike, the Rainforest Alliance didn’t choose its little green mascot for its good looks alone. With their semi-permeable skin, unprotected eggs and reliance on external temperatures to regulate their own, frogs are among the first animals to die off when an ecosystem loses its delicate balance, making them what scientists call an “indicator group”. No one knows this better than author-photographer …

Carol Stark, editor: Saving a species may also save your world – Joplin Globe: Opinion

… forests and other natural habitats. As development continues, it appears we will have fewer firefly friends. Like small children, we have squandered many of the gifts of nature. In all, more than 500 species, subspecies, and varieties of plants and animals are known to have become extinct in the United States since the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates. In the Globe’s series “Endangered Species,” which started on Monday and ends today, Andy …

You need to be scared | Tillsonburg News

Not wanting to be an alarmist here, but this article says it as it is! When doing my wildlife presentation to children or adults, I try to make them understand that we can no longer continue to ignore nature and the harm we are doing. The children especially love turtles and are appalled to know that seven out of the eight species in Ontario are on the MNR species at risk lists. Several are endangered. Then they find out that frogs and toads are in trouble too. Fortunately they can participate …

Careless Handling Damages London’s Priceless Dinosaur Fossils

… needed repair after its caudal vertebrae detached, while the skull of a bison ­priscus was ­broken “due to poor ­handling” while being moved to a different location inside the museum. Insect displays were smashed in transit while being loaned out during touring exhibitis, some beyond repair. Skeletons of endangered species were also damaged by visitors, including tusks that were broken off a babirusa, a pig-deer found on just four Indonesian islands, by children playing around the …

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