Save The Frogs Day updates!
Hello from Seattle, site of our inaugural Save The Frogs Day 5K race. Hundreds of runners will join me and three of Washington's most respected amphibian biologists at the race tomorrow to celebrate the 4th Annual Save The Frogs Day, which is by far our largest Save The Frogs Day ever: there are currently 181 confirmed events taking place in 37 countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Phillipines, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and 26 states in the USA.
Click on the map to get an interactive events map.
Please make a special Save The Frogs Day donation!
Nobody gets the job done like SAVE THE FROGS! -- and your financial support makes all our amphibian conservation efforts possible! Please help out by placing the most generous Save The Frogs Day donation you can afford, so we can ramp up our efforts around the world, educate more people, and save even more frogs from extinction. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Thanks!
Save The Frogs Day 2012 Commemorative T-Shirt
Help commemorate the largest day of amphibian education in the planet's history by wearing one of these 100% organic cotton t-shirts. The shirts feature one of my all-time favorite photos, a Night Spirit Frog (Leptopelis spirtusnoctis) I found in Ankasa National Park in Ghana. These shirts are extremely limited edition: only 72 are in existence...so order this piece of SAVE THE FROGS! history before the last one is GONE! This is a true collector's item, and as always, all proceeds go to SAVE THE FROGS!. All shirts come with a free bumper sticker!
SAVE THE FROGS! distributes another $600 in grants
Congratulations to the three newest Save The Frogs Day Award winners:
* Rajesh Jha, Kathmandu, Nepal - $200
* Soazara Ranivoarivelo, Madagascar - $200
* Darlington Tuagben, Liberia - $200
Rajesh, Soazara and Darlington join six other frog savers who won $6,080 in grants from SAVE THE FROGS! to assist their Save the Frogs Day 2012 events. Nepal, Liberia and Madagascar are developing countries with very high rates of deforestation, where these types of educational events are extremely important. Without this funding, these events would not be able to take place. Thanks to all our supporters who contributed specifically to fund these newest awards.
Rajesh Jha at his 2011 Save The Frogs Day event in Nepal.
Tampa's Mayor Bob Buckhorn officially recognizes Save The Frogs Day - at request of 10 yr old Avalon Theisen
Thanks to 10 year old International Eco Hero and Nate The Newt Award for Amphibian Conservation Winner Avalon Theisen for educating her local politicians about frog declines!
Mayor of Washington DC recognizes Save the Frogs Day
Thanks to Washington DC's Mayor Vincent Gray for declaring April 28, 2012 SAVE THE FROGS DAY in the nation's capital. Thanks to Regina Terlau of Animal Welfare Institute for making it happen!
Governor of South Carolina declares Frog Awareness Day!
Thanks to South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley for declaring April 28, 2012 FROG AWARENESS DAY in South Carolina. Thanks to George Sellers and the Ware Shoals High School BioClub for making it happen! www.savethefrogs.com/day/proclamations
Michigan House of Representatives Recognize Save The Frogs Day
Thanks to Vic Eichler of Three Rivers, MI who helped get Michigan's House of Representatives to adop House Resolution 230, which declares April 28, 2012 Save The Frogs Day in the state of Michigan. Thanks also to Rep. Matt Lori (R-Constantine), the primary sponsor. Not all of Michigan's politicians are quite so frog-friendly though. Here is my open letter to Gary Randall, Michigan's Clerk of the House of Representatives (who you can feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org):
This article claims you are the type of person who buys frog legs as practical jokes: http://bit.ly/IwYpa1
Up to a billion frogs are taken out of the wild each year for use as food by humans and millions of diseased farm-raised frogs enter our country each year, many of which spread their diseases to native populations. All this contributes to the rapid disappearance of amphibian populations worldwide. When our elected and appointed politicians do not take a problem seriously, it is hard to imagine their constituents doing so either. It would be great if you could issue a public statement supporting frog conservation and place a donation to SAVE THE FROGS! so that we can educate society, and pick up the slack from where our politicians fall behind -- or worse yet actively push our efforts backwards.
Thanks, Dr. Kerry Kriger"
Happy Save The Frogs Day!!!
Thanks for all your support,
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
That's me with the frog-loving 4th graders of Ravenscroft Elementary in Raleigh, NC.