CONSERVATION CAST E. 51 with Dr. Jonathan Kolby for Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center
During this episode of the Conservation Cast, Maya spoke with Jonathan about what exactly chytridiomycosis is, and how it became one of the main factors in the dramatic decline of amphibians in many parts of the world. Jonathan explained the way in which it infects and attacks the amphibian’s keratin production, thus negatively affecting levels of keratin in the skin which they require to function on land. The two discussed the effect of the harsh decline on the ecosystem, and emphasized the importance of amphibian conservation, answering the important question of what we can do to help aid their protection through supporting HARCC.
Maya’s community raised $2613 for Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center (HARCC), a non-profit rescue program founded with the aim to carry out rescue efforts to reduce both short and long-term extinction threats to 3 critically endangered frog species in Cusuco National Park, Honduras.
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