Most people don’t think too much about amphibians and how they affect environment and the ecosystem. However, amphibians such as frogs, toads, and salamanders are an integral part of the cycle of life. They are an extremely important part of the food chain in the animal world.
Amphibians need both air and water to survive. They often breed in ponds and streams. In recent years there has been a sharp decline in the number of frogs on the planet. This is due in part to the damage we have done to their natural habitats – we have turned many of those beautiful natural settings into construction sites for new housing developments. Another danger is the pesticides that we use to sustain our crops. Those substances end up in the water and act as a poison. If we keep on poisoning our water supplies and the animals that rely on them, what does that say about the future?
One of the ways that frogs and toads help us is by eating insects. They feed on flies and mosquitos, along with other creepy crawlies that are a nuisance to human beings. With a smaller frog population, the insect population will grow. And who wants to share space with the annoying mosquitos – who also carry diseases, such as West Nile Virus. Amphibians are crucial to human survival.
Larger animals, such as certain types of hawks, feed on amphibious creatures. If their food supply is gone, they obviously can’t survive either. This could lead to the extinction of a number of birds and other animals. That’s why it is so important to find the right balance so that the ecosystem and the cycle of life can keep going. If we don’t pay attention to the frog population now, it stands to reason that it can affect our way of life in the near future.
Frogs are an important part of the cycle of life. They help keep the insect population down and act as food for larger animals.