Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How are we going to help these homeless toads?!

Great article in the NY Times about the critically endangered and homeless Kihansi spray toads. The toads and the dam that diminished the waterfall in which they resided to 10 percent of its original size exemplify the larger conflicts between conservation and economic development. And although their story raises "questions about how much effort should go to save any one species," I'm completely convinced that a toad born fully formed yet smaller than a pinhead is worth fighting for - which is why I will absolutely be making my way to the Bronx Zoo sometime in February to love on these little fellas.

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