In Panama, the Houston Zoo has constructed the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center (EVACC) – a last ditch effort to rescue wild populations located in the path of the advancing fungus. Many other North American zoos and aquariums have joined in this initiative, as have academic institutions and conservation organizations from around the world. As a result, we now house several dozen amphibian species in this special facility and are beginning to breed them. Sadly, several of these species can no longer be found in the wild. If scientists can figure out how to give immunity to these animals for the deadly fungus in the future, we can hopefully reintroduce their offspring back into the streams and cloud forests of Panama.
We have great news, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!! Heska Corporation has selected the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project as one of four finalists in its 2010 national Inspiration In Action Contest. If we can generate the most votes for this project by Dec. 15, they will win $25,000 to continue their work to avert a worldwide crisis that threatens nearly half of the amphibian species on our planet. With just a click of the mouse, you can help them win! Please vote by visiting http://www.heska.com/action
Click on Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project. Animal lovers throughout the U.S. can vote so please support their cause by passing this on.