Professor Tim Halliday posted this great article earlier today. He points out that Rachel Carson‘s warning of a “Silent Spring” is finally happening as our croaking frogs, well, croak. Lots to learn in his article, but it isn’t just about amphibians as he writes, “Even if they had plenty of time and money, conservationists can only hope to protect a few of the many species that face imminent extinction.” But yours truly, admittedly a pollyanna when sizing up serious problems, would like to interject here that there truly is a very good chance we’re going to rescue hundreds, if not thousands of amphibian species, through Amphibian Ark.
September 15, 2007
Silent Spring (great article by Professor Halliday)Posted by pleasecroak under Amphibian, Chytrid fungus, Environment, Frog, Wildlife | Tags: Amphibian, Amphibian Ark, Atlanta Botanical Garden, CBSG, chytrid, Conservation, Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, endangered, Environment, extinction, Frog, IUCN, Joe Mendelson, Rachel Carson, Ron Gagliardo, Silent Spring, WAZA, Wildlife, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, YouTube, Zoo Atlanta |
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