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Tell New Zealand's Government Not To Destroy Critical Frog Habitat!

Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,

Two of the world's most unique and endangered frogs are under imminent threat of extinction, as the New Zealand government has plans to remove legal protections from the strongholds of the frogs' last remaining populations. If the government's plans go through, the land will be open to mining, and the critically endangered Archey's Frog (Leiopelma archeyi) frogs will almost certainly go extinct.

Please send the New Zealand government this pre-written letter and tell them not to destroy critical frog habitat!

The Archey's Frog has been called the world's most evolutionarily distinct and globally threatened frog species by the Zoological Society of London. Unfortunately, 88% of these frogs have disappeared since 1996. The frogs are unlikely to recover quickly even in the best circumstances, as the females lay very few eggs in their lives. Another threatened frog species Hochstetter's Frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri) also lives in the path of the mining companies should the government's plans go through. Neither species can be bred in captivity...if they go extinct in the wild, they are gone forever!

Archey's Frog

Photos are of Archey's Frog (above) and Hochstetter's Frog (below). I took these in the winter of 2004, while on a frogging expedition with researchers from the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Both species are under severe threat from the introduced chytrid fungus and non-native rats. Mining could mean an end to the species.

Hochstetter's Frog

Let's make sure the New Zealand government does not push these frogs to the edge of extinction...or over the abyss. Make your voice heard!

Please send the New Zealand government this pre-written letter and tell them not to destroy critical frog habitat!

Video on New Zealand's Threatened Frogs

Last Wednesday, Dr. Phil Bishop of New Zealand's University of Otago presented a one-hour SAVE THE FROGS! Webinar entitled "Saving New Zealand's Threatened Frogs". We've placed the video of the webinar on the SAVE THE FROGS! Webinars page, so go check it out.

Stay tuned for much more from the SAVE THE FROGS! Webinar Series...

Free Webinar with SAVE THE FROGS! Founder
Dr. Kerry Kriger - June 3rd

“How long do frogs live? How many types of frogs are there? What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? Why are frogs disappearing worldwide and what can be done to save them?” I will answer all these questions and more as I introduce people around the world to The Wild World of Frogs in this edition of the SAVE THE FROGS! Webinar Series. The slideshow presentation features many of my photos of amphibians from around the world, and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation. The presentation is suitable for frog lovers of any age, and you will have the opportunity to make frog calls that will be broadcast around the globe.

This Webinar is FREE, but space is limited!
Reserve your Webinar seat here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM US Pacific Standard Time
Find out what time that is in your part of the world - it may be June 4th!

Poetry & Essay Contests - Only One Week Left!

Want to win cash prizes, frog fame and maybe even get your poetry featured in a SAVE THE FROGS! poetry book that will raise money for our amphibian conservation efforts? Then don't delay, because the SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry & Essay Contesst close on May 29th!


Donate your computer to SAVE THE FROGS!

There is a lot of activity at SAVE THE FROGS! Headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA these days and we seek a few decent computers. If you have a Mac or PC that is 2007 or newer and in decent shape, please send us a line: contact@savethefrogs.com


Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist

Kerry Kriger

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