Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources recently approved permits for developers to build a non-essential 12-story condominium and shopping complex on top of Fowler's Toad habitat at Crystal Beach on the shores of Lake Erie. The toads are protected under Ontario's Endangered Species Act, and construction of the building would undoubtedly cause irreparable harm to the toad population, which is one of the last that remains in Canada. To make matters worse, the government completely disregarded over 1,700 letter from SAVE THE FROGS! supporters and failed to change even a single line of the permitting requirements, giving the developers free rein to "damage and destroy" the toad's habitat and to "harm, harass, kill, and collect the toads". Canada's federal government is now seeking public comment on their Fowler's Toad Recovery Strategy, and we need you to make your voice heard! Please click this link to send your letter:
Learn more about the issue and ways you can help at www.savethefrogs.com/toads and please forward this email to your friends and colleagues.
In Memory of Professor Muklesur Rahman Khan
Dr. Mukhlesur Rahman Khan was a SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer and a professor in the Bangladesh Agricultural University’s Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Dr. Khan passed away on 31 October, 2012. Dr. Khan arranged an educational event on the 4th Annual Save The Frogs Day at his university. About 80 teachers, PhD, and Masters students from several institutions participated in the program. He was a dedicated amphibian lover in Bangladesh and conducted several studies in collaboration with Japanese researchers over the past decade. He published several research publications in national and international journals. We appreciate his dedication to amphibian research and education in Bangladesh.
Please help us to start a scholarship in Dr. Khan’s memory so that we can fund talented amphibian conservationists in Bangladesh! We are trying to raise $500 for the 2013 Professor Mukhlesur Rahman Khan Award for Amphibian Conservation. Our friends at SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh have proven they can get a lot done for the frogs -- but Bangladesh is a developing country and they need our support. If you can donate $50 or higher towards this fund, we will gladly list your name in the Thank You section of the SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh webpage. Please donate here and then click reply or email email@example.com to let us know to direct your donation to the Professor Mukhlesur Rahman Khan Award for Amphibian Conservation. Thanks!
Professor Mukhlesur Rahman Khan in yellow.
Intro to Amphibian Conservation - Full-Length YouTube Video
Please go view the full-length recording of the first ever SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class -- Intro to Amphibian Conservation, which took place online February 17th, 2013:
If you are the type of motivated person who wants to take real action to save endangered wildlife and if you want to learn valuable skills that will help in your future wildlife profession, then please go apply for SAVE THE FROGS! Academy. We will be unveiling many more classes as time goes by. Get your application in and you will be eligible for the classes, whether you want to take only one class, or hundreds. Learn more and apply:
Save The Frogs Day 2012 in Puerto Rico
Lake Erie Toads Classes - Full-Length YouTube Videos
Please go view the full-length recording of our first two SAVE THE FROGS! Academy Lake Erie Toads classes -- where we discuss and strategize ways to protect these threatened toads:
Lake Erie Fowler's Toads: Class 1 - SAVE THE FROGS! Academy
Lake Erie Fowler's Toads: Class 2 - SAVE THE FROGS! Academy
Frog Art by Frank Beifus
Save The Frogs Day Classes - Full-Length YouTube Videos
Please go view the full-length recording of our first two SAVE THE FROGS! Academy classes focused on promoting, coordinating and growing Save The Frogs Day, the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. If you are holding an event or just want to learn how to spread the word about amphibian conservation, you definitely should watch these videos.
Save The Frogs Day: Class 1 - SAVE THE FROGS! Academy
Save The Frogs Day: Class 2 - SAVE THE FROGS! Academy
Inspiring Cal Poly Students to SAVE THE FROGS!
February 22nd, 2013: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
I recently spoke at the Central Coast Wildlife and Career Symposium about how to pursue a career in the field of wildlife conservation. Organized by the Wildlife Society and Cal Poly Wildlife Club, the symposium hosted speakers from government agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations to inspire students on how to successfully reach their goals toward a career in wildlife conservation. Several of the Cal Poly students are planning to volunteer for SAVE THE FROGS! and we look forward to incorporating them into our frog saving activities!
“I would like to take this opportunity to first and foremost THANK YOU for attending and presenting at this year's Central Coast Wildlife Roundtable and Career Symposium! The event was an incredible success, and we have received amazing feedback from both students and professionals on how much they all enjoyed and learned from the event! This has been touted as one of the best years yet, and this truly was because of all your availability and generosity. To all of our morning presenters and afternoon panelists, the Cal Poly Wildlife Club, myself and my committee would like to extend our warmest thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to share with us about the amazing work you do. We all hope you enjoyed the event as much we did!”
–Adam Yaney-Keller, California Polytechnic State University
Only 7 spots left on our Belize Eco-Tour this July!
Time to sign up for SAVE THE FROGS’ Eco-Tour to Belize is running out! Our eco-tour to Belize has received so much interest that there are only 7 spots remaining. So please sign up today to secure your spot on this adventure of a lifetime! I hope to see you in Belize this July!
Lithobates vaillanti, Belize, Photo by Michael Starkey
Thanks for your support!
Together we can SAVE THE TOADS!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist