Our smaller animals are just as important as the more exciting and larger animals and I love frogs!
Frogs play an important role in keeping our ecosystem in balance. Frogs feed on insects that live in our waterways. This helps to keep our waterways clean. When we pollute our waters the smaller insects die. In turn this depletes the frogs’ food source.
Even having an exotic pet, like a snake can cause issues. That is why it is important to never release your pets back into the wild.
The Macaya breast-spot frog is among the smallest frogs in the world. Adults are about the size of a grape!
Prior to October 2010, the species was last seen in 1991. To date there has been little attempts to preserve the small frogs’ unique home. Increases in logging and water pollution has led to further damage of the Macaya frog’s habitat.
As the future generation we need to do something before they all disappear!