Oregon Spotted Frogs
Declining in numbers throughout the Pacific Northwest, Oregon Spotted Frogs are especially in trouble in Canada, where only four small populations remain. These frogs are in direct competition with humans for a place to live --and humans are winning! The frogs have had the majority of their ponds drained, and developments subsequently built over their former homes. To top that off, introduced bullfrogs eat the Oregon Spotted Frogs and compete with the survivors for food resources.
But wait, there's more! Oregon Spotted Frogs are highly aquatic -- and so is the deadly chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), which has been introduced into the Pacific Northwest, where it thrives in the cool moist conditions. Watch a short video about the Oregon Spotted Frog here.
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New Invasive Species Webpage
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
Humans ship hundreds of millions of animals around the world each year, for pets, food, bait, lab research, and for use in zoos. Unfortunately, animals are often either purposely set free in their new environment, or they escape. Many of these invasive species adapt to their new environments, where they reproduce and become established. These invaders often eat native species, outcompete native species for food resources, and spread infectious diseases to native populations.
Invasive species are one of the most serious threats to native wildlife worldwide, and they are incredibly difficult to eradicate from the wild once they become established. That means the best way to reduce the threat caused by these species is to prevent their spread.
SAVE THE FROGS! is preparing a massive campaign to prevent the further spread of non-native bullfrogs, which have already become established in 15 countries worldwide.
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FROGS! on Canadian Televison
While in Vancouver to give a lecture on amphibian extinctions at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) last month, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder & Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger met up with Maria Weisgarber of British Columbia's CTV. Maria's story on endangered Oregon Spotted Frogs ran on Vancouver's 5pm news. Watch the news clip HERE.
Thanks to FrogBox for setting up the interview and hosting the BCIT event!
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Welcome to Dr. Erin Muths
I'm pleased to announce that Dr. Erin Muths, a research zoologist with the United States Geological Survey, has joined the SAVE THE FROGS! Board of Directors. Dr. Muths has been studying amphibian declines since 1995. Her current research projects include investigations into the use of habitat by boreal toads and wood frogs using radiotelemetry; long-term monitoring of frog populations, and an investigation of the prevalence of chytrid fungus and its relation to boreal toad populations along the Great Divide. She also co-directs the Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative. You can read more about Dr. Muths' research here.
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Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS!
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist