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How can a new dartster start to give a bit back to the frogs
#1
This may sound abit daft comming from a guy that is not really affluent,but what are the ways that we as frog keepers can give a little bit back to help preserve what little habitat our frogs have left..and therefore make our hobby more sustainable.At the moment my only direct route would be to patronise businesses like understory, are there others(although this is not completely straightfoward living in England but it is possible,we have some of their frogs already).I am thinking a bit more direct than wonderful organisations like WWF.
thankyou
Stu
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#2
Hi Stu,

dig a pond if you have not already! If you have a pond do a survey to see what amphibs use it. Provide some good terrestrial habitat for amphibs including hibernacula - all amphibs are in crisis and our native species need help too. Join your local ARG (Amphibian and Reptile Group) and get involved - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.
Once you start breeding and selling your darts consider giving a % to amphib conservation - it does make you feel that you are putting something back - we give 10% to projects.

Regards
Marcus
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dendroworks Wrote:Hi Stu,

dig a pond if you have not already! If you have a pond do a survey to see what amphibs use it. Provide some good terrestrial habitat for amphibs including hibernacula - all amphibs are in crisis and our native species need help too. Join your local ARG (Amphibian and Reptile Group) and get involved - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.
Once you start breeding and selling your darts consider giving a % to amphib conservation - it does make you feel that you are putting something back - we give 10% to projects.

Regards
Marcus
Thanks Marcus,great ideas,we have a large pond next door,but there garden is very bare, so our garden(totally organic) does provide a refuge for them and we manage it sympathetically for wildlife,ares of long vegatation,piles of wood here and there,you know the drill!
as far as the darts go that is very much along the lines,of what we are thinking,what i will do is contact you once we get to this stage of our operation,for advice on which projects,as i know you are way more savvy than us on thses matters.
Very greatful for the reply and advice mate,much appreciated
regards
Stu
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Hi Stu

Here's a link to ARG local groups
http://www.arguk.org/local-groups.

I know of a very worthwhile South American amphib conservation project that's close to being launched. More details to follow!

Regards
M&G
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#5
Ha told you you were more savvy ...await with interest,as far as local groups,thanks for the link mate,can't do it just yet,absolutly no time 6 days of graft,plus this recycled frogroom is taking all i have,but of course its something I would adore being envolved in,conservation was and has been my goal,since well mate a long long time,I guess 40 yrs.Let me get this room sorted
regards
Stu
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Hi stu, I donate a small portion of my annual bonus to the British herpetological society every year, they buy & maintain small areas of land in the UK to provide refuge for our British herps
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Hey Ben,ha, oh to have a bonus..lmao,mate thats another great idea!! While everything is going the wrong way here i'm gonna be hard pressed,my job might be on the line as well because of gov cuts,i'm a buy one get one free carer :lol: . I'm gonna try and donate a bit of the froglet sales as they come(ok will be some time yet,but i am utterly determined to make this happen,ha both the frogs and giving a bit back),thanks for the advice mate much appreciated,
regards
Stu
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