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Dorothee
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| 06:44 AM May 19 2017

Dorothee

Germany

Hello,
I don’t understand the part about wheels, but I get that you wanted to say something nice about my homepage. Thank you for commenting! Thank you for your nice and encouraging words.
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“Tierschutz Euskirchen” says that in Bertoldsheim (Bavaria /Germany) a hydroelectric power station now was forced by law to build a construction in a nearby creek that makes it easier for fish and marine amphibians or reptiles to get past the power station. Before the construction of this thing this was nearly impossible for these animals as the power station had changed this water so radically it was impossible for some of them to follow the creek any longer.
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Re-upload 1: I posted the link “http://www.frogsaustralia.net.au/conservation/frog-declines.cfm” here for people who want to – and have the time to – help actively, i.e. by joining an organisation of which the task is to preserve these animals.
Re-upload 2: “http://amphibianrescue.org/tag/maersk/” and “http://www.endangeredspeciesinternational.org/donationuse.html” try to preserve amphibians that perhaps would go extinct without human help. It goes without saying that they give people the chance of getting involved in their projects.

| 10:39 AM Jan 07 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Tierschutz Euskirchen” says that due to the high number of exotic animals (especially toads and reptiles) getting abandoned by people in the Saarland (Germany) this meanwhile has become a public affair. The ministry of environment now paid 500.000 € to a zoo to build some kind of institution where these animals temporarily shall be housed.

| 04:45 PM Oct 30 2016

Dorothee

Germany

As we don’t all live in the same temperate zone – in some areas winter may come much sooner than in the South of Germany while in other areas there may be no winter at all – these news may be useless to some of you, but: As winter slowly is taking over all of Germany the German amphibian- and reptile-aid organization “RANA” – “rana” being Spanish for frog – lately makes a lot of advertisement for making your property cold-rigor-prove.
For example they spread information on how to build a place for these animals to spend winter: If you’ve got a garden big enough for this, you may dig up a pit that is a bit less than 1 meter deep and fill it with small pieces of dead wood. To prevent rain and snow from leaking through into this pit, you should also use natural sources – wood, rocks, trees, bushes etc. – to shelter the pit from rain and snow. Simply put rocks and /or wood on top of the layer of pieces of dead wood or build this pit near a bush or tree.
Also it happens that these animals spend the entire winter in a cellar they entered through windows, damage in the wall or otherwise. When they wake up in spring and realize, they can’t get out of this place as they neither climb stairs nor walls, it’s already too late and they die down there. To prevent this from happening you should make your cellar amphibian-prove. Just use some rough wood as some kind of connection between the cellar-floor and your cellar-window or build some kind of stairrail for amphibians they can use to get past the cellar’s staircase. If you think this construction looks hideous, just tell yourself that you usually don’t show your cellar to visitors anyway and that even if you did they would be understanding if you just explained to them the meaning behind this “hideous” construction.

| 04:45 PM Oct 30 2016

Dorothee

Germany

As we don’t all live in the same temperate zone – in some areas winter may come much sooner than in the South of Germany while in other areas there may be no winter at all – these news may be useless to some of you, but: As winter slowly is taking over all of Germany the German amphibian- and reptile-aid organization “RANA” – “rana” being Spanish for frog – lately makes a lot of advertisement for making your property cold-rigor-prove.
For example they spread information on how to build a place for these animals to spend winter: If you’ve got a garden big enough for this, you may dig up a pit that is a bit less than 1 meter deep and fill it with small pieces of dead wood. To prevent rain and snow from leaking through into this pit, you should also use natural sources – wood, rocks, trees, bushes etc. – to shelter the pit from rain and snow. Simply put rocks and /or wood on top of the layer of pieces of dead wood or build this pit near a bush or tree.
Also it happens that these animals spend the entire winter in a cellar they entered through windows, damage in the wall or otherwise. When they wake up in spring and realize, they can’t get out of this place as they neither climb stairs nor walls, it’s already too late and they die down there. To prevent this from happening you should make your cellar amphibian-prove. Just use some rough wood as some kind of connection between the cellar-floor and your cellar-window or build some kind of stairrail for amphibians they can use to get past the cellar’s staircase. If you think this construction looks hideous, just tell yourself that you usually don’t show your cellar to visitors anyway and that even if you did they would be understanding if you just explained to them the meaning behind this “hideous” construction.

| 12:42 AM Jun 10 2016

Dorothee

Germany

The German animal-aid organisation “Tierschutzbund” says that while most customers believe that the animals sold in pet shops here were born in captivity and while generally-speaking the law of Germany firstly indeed prohibits the capturing, killing and even domesticating of wild animals by private citizens within the borders of Germany – even including species that aren’t threatened with the exception of some pests like mice, rats, some insects etc. – and secondly has strict laws that regulate the import and export of wild animals, these laws are dealt with on a less strict level when it comes to the import of reptilia, amphibia and fish from Asia and Africa. I don’t quite understand why! Are they scared people might think that this is due to racist reasons if Germans don’t allow the import of animals that were captured by Asians or Africans? Do they falsely presume that contrary to mammals and birds reptilia and amphibia aren’t intelligent enough to have feelings like suffering in captivity? I really don’t understand that!
Anyway “Tierschutzbund” says that due to Germany letting through so many imports of these animals from Asia and Africa there are probably hundreds of animals that once lived in the wild, but now are sold in pet shops.