Check out this Toledo Blade story about the Toledo Zoo’s plans for a biosecure facility to provide safe harbor for disappearing salamanders and other amphibians. Here’s a telling quote from R. Andrew Odum, the zoo’s herpetology curator: “Researchers are going back to areas [that had] enormous numbers of salamanders, and they’re gone completely.” 

This is the kind of initiative that needs to happen around the world, and Amphibian Ark  with 2008: The Year of the Frog will be the catalyst.

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