Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Hoppy New Year!
No, no, no. It's not the Chinese Year of the Frog. (According to the Chinese zodiac, it's the Year of the Rat.)
Amphibian Ark has declared it the Year of the Frog, to call attention to the "amphibian extinction crisis which represents the greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity."
(The journalist in me feels I must tell you that Amphibian Ark is a joint effort of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) of the IUCN/SSC (World Conservation Union/Species Survival Commission) and the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG).)
So have a hoppy new year—and remember, it's a leap year so there will be a leapfrog day.
Also remember: Time's fun when you're having flies.