Ingenious use of Google Earth to save amphibians in England. When it’s mating time for amphibians, they often cross highways by the hundreds to make their love connection. And they get run over by cars and trucks. It is contributing to the disappearance of species. Now, in England, concerned people can put special toad postings on Google Earth to show where the crossings typically happen. The group behind it is Froglife. Maybe motorists will take note and drive extra carefully in those areas. Hey, come to think of it, there’s no reason you can’t do the same in your town. Here’s the full story. And here’s link to see how it works. And here is a previous post about the road kill problem in Indiana.
February 21, 2009
Google Earth new tool to save amphibians in EnglandPosted by pleasecroak under Uncategorized | Tags: Amphibian, amphibian extinction, amphibians, biodiversity, Conservation, endangered, endangered species, extinct, extinct wildlife, extinction, Frog, frogs, Salamander, Toad, toads |
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