Save the Frogs Day is an annual global holiday dedicated to protecting frogs. Some people find these creatures cute but others find them disgusting in wetlands and near ponds. They are an important part of the ecosystem. It is celebrated on the last Saturday in April.
Save the Frogs Day was created in 2009. The founder of the holiday was Dr. Krieger of the organization of the same name. The main goals are to raise awareness of the problem of declining frog populations, to develop effective measures to conserve amphibian species, and to attract more people who can help in any way they can to achieve the organization’s goals.
Frogs are a natural regulator of the number of harmful insects, they also allow reducing the amount of algae, cleaning the water bodies. We should also mention their great role in maintaining food chains. Frogs, for example, are the main source of food for wading birds.
Many species of frogs today are on the verge of extinction. This is caused by changes in their habitat as a result of human activity, pollution of water bodies, drainage of wetlands.
- There are about five thousand species of frogs on the planet. About 1,000 of them are threatened with extinction.
- According to researchers, frogs appeared more than 300 million years ago, back in the Paleozoic era.
- The largest representative is the goliath frog. Its body length can reach 32 cm and its weight exceeds 3 kg.
How to celebrate
Learn more about frogs that day. Go to nearby bodies of water to see which frogs live where you live. Help organizations that are dedicated to saving these amphibians.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users how they feel about frogs?
When is Save the Frogs Day celebrated in 2024?
Save the Frogs Day is observed on the last Saturday in April.