Scientists agree that frog and toad populations in the
But there is hope. If scientists can figure out why so many species are threatened, then maybe we can save all those peepers and croakers from singing their last tune.
Finally there is wide-spread habitat destruction. As mentioned above frogs and toads require both aquatic and terrestrial habitat, and reduction in either one or both of these habitats could contribute to the decline of frog and toad populations.
But don’t despair! These are not insurmountable problems. Understanding toxicity of pesticides to frogs and toads may lead to greater restrictions on their use (it worked for the Bald Eagle,) and there are currently treaties to prohibit the release of ozone-destroying chemicals. But with over 200,000 acres of land cleared daily (an area equivalent to
A good way to begin is to check out the National Wildlife Federations Frog Watch Program at http://www.nwf.org/frogwatchUSA/.