|Urich's frog - Pristimantis urichi (foreground) and Cane toad - Rhinella marina (background). Photo by Rainer Deo|
However, with increasing development, the likelihood of more sightings like these will be limited. As more forest is lost to human disturbance, more forest specialist species will be lost. Frogs have been noted to act as indicators of environmental health, and, also provide health benefits to people such as potentially treating diseases (example diabetes). Not everyone likes frogs, but at the very least, everyone should put effort to protecting them, if not for the benefit of other animals and the environment, but to people health and well-being.
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