Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Supporting Endangered Amphibians and Reptiles is the New Green

What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A bucket of frogs, of course! When searching the WWF website for gifts suitable for my neice's first birthday, the colorful amphibians stood out because... well... there is a decent amount of buzz about the plight of polar bears but perhaps not enough about vertebrates.

Lucky for us, JustSaying isn't the only spot spreading the word. Treehugger just put up a great post about seven unique "creepy-crawly" creatures worth protecting: Leaf-nosed Lizards, Round Island Boas, Komodo Dragons, Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles, Yellow Blotched Map Turtles, San Francisco Garter Snakes, Bluetail Mole Skinks.

5 comments:

becky said...

love this. of course.

Deborah said...

:-) I do believe that Charlo got the popularization gene. Before we know it frogs are going to start popping up as good luck charms and garden trinkets.

Cid73 said...

What an adorable, so cute, wanna-squeeze-her-tight redhead! You know how rare they are--only about 2% of humans! Those darn recessive genes of non-redheads at work! Oh, and, yeah, let's protect the amphibians and reptiles, as well.

Deborah said...

:-)

Deborah said...

Look what is already getting popular!! ;-)

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/808773-the-three-year-old-snake-charmer