Throwforward Thursday 72: The end of frogs
Our story starts 20 years, as a fungal infection wiped out the world's frogs. It continues today as we see a resurgence in malaria and other tropical diseases because the frogs are not eating insects. And we realise that this is an all-too-familiar story of how our actions are damaging fragile ecosystems. We therefore look to the future, hopeful that we can find a way to stop the harm, reverse the damage and restore the environment. The end of frogs? Let's hope not.
READ MORE ABOUT THIS: * https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/amphibian-apocalypse-frogs-salamanders-worst-chytrid-fungus * https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47735823 * https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/03/bd-frogs-apocalypse-disease/585862/ * https://www.grid.news/story/science/2022/09/23/malaria-cases-surged-in-central-america-after-a-fungal-pandemic-wiped-out-frogs/