Showing posts from May, 2019

You Can Help Wildlife Endangered Species Day

The Amphibian Foundation (AF) works every single day to move wildlife conservation efforts forward in our community and across the globe. We do this work to make sure our future includes these important amphibian  species. However, some days are more special than others. This Friday, May 17, is Endangered Species Day . On this day, we proudly celebrate wildlife globally, along  with the environments that these critters live within. Today, we encourage you to learn more about the  amphibian extinction crisis, ways organizations are tackling the problem, and how you and others can assist  in these efforts — even in your own backyard! AF takes work into the field to survey species within their habitats and collect data on amphibians, like these newts! For amphibians, the extinction problem is particularly challenging. Nearly half of the world’s amphibian species  are extinct or on a steady decline in that direction. Yet amphibians are crucial to the Earth’s environment

Short video featuring state Herpetologist (and AF Advisor) John Jensen describing what to do when you find a snake you don't recognize —