Significance of frogs and toads in environmental conservation
Garg, Abhishek D. and Hippargi, Rajshekhar V. (2007) Significance of frogs and toads in environmental conservation. In: Souvenir of National Seminar on Eco-Environmental Impact and Organism Response. Dept. of Chemistry, Kamla Nehru Mahavidalaya, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur (M.S.), India, pp. 80-85.
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Present environmental crisis are shaking the foundations of different ecosystems around the world. Global warming, chemical or physical pollutants, water pollutants etc. are all responsible for this crisis. Reasons for such problems are apparent in many regions however, they are also invisible in many others. Environmentalists can design a particular strategy for ecological rehabilitation only if they are aware about the environmental problems prevalent in that region. In presence of such a region-specific data, environmentalists would be able to design a strategy, which is tailor-made for that problem and also suits that region. For identification and analysis of any such problem, researchers need proper bio-indicators i.e. organisms capable of addressing environmental problems. Anurans have been recently recognized to be highly efficient and sensitive bio-indicators. In this article, we have tried to discuss the importance of anurans as bio-indicators and the extent of their sensitivity towards various environmental pollutants.
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