2008 Year of the Frog

Logo of the Year of the FrogAnyone can declare a year of something and several conservation organizations have combined to declare 2008 the Year of the Frog. They’re calling attention to the importance of amphibians (apparently about half the species in the world are threatened or endangered), and to an “Amphibian Conservation Action Plan” of which something called an “Amphbian Ark” is planned “in which select species that would otherwise go extinct will be maintained in captivity until they can be secured in the wild.”

Oh, and this being “leap day,” some have apparently jumped at the chance to call it International Day of the Frog.

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