Our Frogs are doing well.
For two winters now we have had good rain. This raises the water table and allows ponds and puddles to remain throughout the year. The frogs find plenty of food and breed. With a little assistance they have reocuppied the river valley below Olymbos and, if you take the footpath, you can hear them croaking away. There are probably more than 100 at any one time in this location. The frogs are genetically different to other breeds and on other islands. The Dodecanese are like the Gallapagos Islands and there are genetic variations on each island within a number of species.
We have several rare or endemic species in N Karpathos and Saria and there will be increased interest in what we have and how yhey are protected. Each year more tourists will come to visit the natural riches of the island.
Currently up to 100 tourists a year are attracted to Diafani by the diverse and interesting bird life, botanists and zoologists follow. Please do not pick up the frogs.