Saturday, January 22, 2011

Frogging



Tomorrow night, Sunday 23rd Jan, WE will be exploring the aquatic world of one of the seasonal pans here at Djuma Game reserve with the main focus on frogs and their lives. We are very aware of the sensitivity of this subject given a global decline in amphibian numbers due to a deadly Chytrid fungus called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis that causes the disease known as Chytridiomycosis, a disease that has killed off many frogs and other amphibians around the world.

WE have done some research on the safe handling of frogs and will make every effort to have as little impact on their lives and WE hope that this will be an educational tool that will help inform people around the globe on the plight of amphibians as they are perhaps the most sensitive creatures in any environment that are the first to be affected by pollution and threats to their environment.

WE will also be looking at the other creatures that inhabit these ponds and wallows with the frogs and their tadpoles and hope to bring a new world to our viewers, a world WE don't get to see very often.


Enjoy!

Marc.

4 comments:

  1. Will Wally Petersen be part of the team?

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  2. is this going to be on CHAT? or are you going out live to find frogs?
    We had great night shots on an Amphibian HUNT on WE one night with Pieter, Rory and i think, possibly Herman?..not sure of 3rd person. this was done around the time of the Daily Bush Walks LIVE on WE. At the moment cannot recall which year, month, etc.
    thanks.
    Elaine

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  3. This is such exciting news! Would like to have had a bit more notice perhaps.

    Thanks,
    Linda Pepperbird

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  4. Oh it's on the time for FSC!! Fantastic! This is gonna be good. Oh please don't rain, Mother Nature!

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