Over 30% of frogs across the world are threatened with extinction, with common frogs in the UK at risk of declines caused by habitat loss and disease. ‘Love the Toads (Warts and All)’ sings the praises of underappreciated amphibians, including frogs and newts. It is available as a free download from www.soundcloud.com
Having already done some fundraising through a gig in his home town of Louth, Froglife was really excited when we were promised a song. Graham explains how he got hooked on the amphibian cause.
"My 10 year old son, George wanted to see what frogspawn and tadpoles looked like," explained Graham. "It was Spring but the ponds in my area were all frogless. I realised the only way was to go on Youtube. Fancy that - a kid having to go online to find out what a tadpole looks like. When I was his age, we had frogspawn coming out of our ears! The shock of this realisation galvanised me into contacting Froglife and offering John's services," Graham added.
- Save the Frogs Day is on Saturday 27th of April and is celebrated across the world. Froglife will be running activities at the Natural History Museum inLondon between 12- 4pm – hop along to find out more about frogs and what you cando to help them.
- Please download and share the song from SoundCloud, and Love the Toads!
- You can also support work to protect frogs by texting a donation between £1-10 followed by NEWT13 to 70070 through Vodafone's free texting donation service