Thomas Marent book’s quote:
But I am driven to record as much as I can. Today, Earth is facing its largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. Of the 6,000 or so amphibian species, about 2,000 are in danger of becoming extinct, through habitat loss, climate change, pollution, and collection for food or as pets. The most serious immediate threat is due to a killer fungal disease, which is decimating frog populations across the globe. Amphibians have been called “the canaries in the coal mine” and are our best indicator of environmental health. As both predator and prey, they help sustain the delicate balance of nature. If we cannot control what is happening to amphibians, what does this say for the future health of our planet?
Closer to home, we have our own UKM herpetologist in the blogsphere. Check her nice Sabah pictures.