Save The Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
The California Fish & Game Commission is considering by a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity to list the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana sierrae and R. muscosa) as threatened/endangered under California's Endangered Species Act. At one time a common sight throughout the Sierra Nevadas, the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs are now completely gone from over 90% of the sites they once inhabited!
The Commission votes on February 2, 2012 and we need to make sure they know that wildlife enthusiasts from California and beyond support this listing. As you may recall, in the spring of 2010, 452 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters sent the Commission letters and helped get the California Tiger Salamander listed a threatened -- but only after a narrow 3-2 vote! Your letter could be the difference this time around!
I took these photos at the San Francisco Zoo. After SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey and I spoke to their staff and docents about frog conservation, we received a private tour of their captive-breeding facilities. They hope to one day release these Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs or their offspring into the High Sierra lakes from which their fellow frogs have been extirpated by introduced fish and the chytrid fungus.
HAIKU TO THE YELLOW-LEGGED FROGS
Pollution trout and disease
Make you disappear.
By SAVE THE FROGS! Founder & Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger
Video: Susan Newman Interviews Me
Thanks to Susan Newman at FROGS ARE GREEN for putting together this 7-part video interview, in which I discuss all things SAVE THE FROGS! Go check it out on our SAVE THE FROGS! Video Page:
Read a transcript of the interview at:
Video: SAVE THE FROGS! Presentation at the San Francisco Zoo
This is a 30-minute video of SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey speaking about amphibian conservation to the staff and docents of the San Francisco Zoo December 12th, 2011. Thanks to the Zoo for hosting and filming, and for their valuable work captive breeding Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs!
I am pleased to be the recipient of the UK charity Froglife's 2012 Newt Year Honour for The High Profile Person Representing Amphibians and Reptiles: "Dr Kriger has initiated a global Save The Frogs Day, inspiring people all over the world to celebrate, learn more about and raise funds to protect frogs and their habitats into the future."
I found this California Newt (Taricha torosa) in the Sunol Wilderness, east of Fremont, California.
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Help SAVE THE FROGS! accomplish our amphibian conservation goals by using these beautiful SAVE THE FROGS! Platinum Visa Cards: the issuing bank will donate $50 to SAVE THE FROGS! upon your first purchase, and a percentage of every purchase thereafter -- at no extra expense to you! And there's no annual fee. The card is available to USA residents only.
Southern Orange-eyed Treefrog (Litoria chloris):
Emerald-spotted Treefrog (Litoria peronii):
Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius):
Australian Lacelid (Nyctimistes dayi):
SAVE THE FROGS! Logo Card:
"I got one and it gets lot of attention...giving me the opportunity to discuss the peril frogs face!"
-- Choti Singh; Denver, CO
Thanks for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
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Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Preaching frogs in Ghana. www.savethefrogs.com/ghana