Monday, July 20, 2009

Saving Frogs & Expressing Appreciation...

Well the time has come again for me to fulfill my promise to my husband and take a few days from the office. I will occasionally check my email and will dropin on this blog once in a while over the next 3 days off. Thank you for your understanding in this regard. Feel free to scroll through the archived posts here in this blog if you have time, or head over to our main site - - where we have lots of information, resources, articles, book excerpts, etc...

-- Quote of the Day --

“When I had to do my PhD I knew I had to pick an organism to study, I liked hanging out on streams so I started thinking about the animals that live on or near streams… Frogs have more personality, and I realized that frogs were rapidly disappearing and no one seemed to know why – so it was the conservation issue that appealed to me. So then I started looking for who around the world was working with frogs. …I wanted to start Save the Frogs because what I noticed about being a scientist is that scientists make recommendations on what should be done, but most often these things were not being implemented. So I decided to take the charge and get these things implemented. …There are a lot of non-science activities that need to be done as well. …Humans have used frogs for a long time. Food is one thing; frogs have meat on their legs, but these days there are 6 billion humans but not enough frogs to feed them. …America is actually the world’s second largest importer, after France. …10% of the noble prizes in medicine come from research that depended on frogs – the first animal we successfully cloned was an amphibian, the first modern pregnancy test came from frogs… When a frog species disappears there goes all the potential uses with them as well. There are lots of research on the chemicals in frog skin from killing HIV to a natural mosquito repellant.”

~ Kerry Krigger - June 28, 2009

Today's quote came from the Save the Frogs interview on the Conscious Discussions radio show that aired on June 28, 2009. Check out the archive of this fascinating discussion on amphibians simply by clicking on the hyperlinked show title above or look to the right for links to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show :)

-- Review Announcement --

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-- Note of Appreciation --

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