Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
As you likely heard, the Ontario government has authorized condominium developers to "harm, harass, and kill" Fowler's Toads at Lake Erie, and to "damge and destroy their habitat", even though the species is protected under Ontario's Endangered Species Act. I've been working hard to prevent this, and I just completed teaching a 4-week SAVE THE FROGS! Academy course dedicated to protecting the toads and getting students trained in methods of preventing this environmental destruction. Below you will find many ways that YOU can assist in our Canadian amphibian conservation efforts. I also sincerely hope that you can contribute financially to our Canadian conservation efforts. Our efforts in Canada are only possible, and will only be possible, through the generous financial support of Canadians like you who care about the future of Canada's wildlife and natual heritage. If you donate with a Canadian address, we will direct your funds to our Candian efforts!
Lake Erie Toads Online Conference April 2nd: You Are Invited
Please join me on Tuesday April 2 at 5:00PM EST for an online seminar to discuss the construction of a condominium and beachfront amenities at Crystal Beach (Lake Erie) in the Town of Fort Erie (Ontario, Canada). Focal to discussion will be the federally endangered Fowler's Toad and the mitigation strategies that have been proposed by the Molinaro Group real estate developers to benefit the Toad during and after the land development. Additional concerns regarding the Molinaro condominium project are also of interest for discussion including, but not limited to: building construction plans (site layout, under-ground parking), lot maintenance (run-off and waste water handling), local environmental impacts (habitat restoration), contribution to the community, the aesthetic protection of beachfront, and public beach use.
An invitation to speak at the online seminar has been extended to the Molinaro Group, the Mayor and Council Members of the Town of Fort Erie, representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Canada, biologists studying the Fowler's Toad, non-governmental organizations, and citizen groups. Public participation is strongly encouraged. Towards the end of the seminar, we will have a Q&A session, during which we seek questions for the panelists from participants like yourself.
Please RSVP at the link below if you plan to attend. Following RSVP, login information for the online conference will be shared with you. https://docs.google.com/a/savethefrogs.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVjTTMzdTZ2bzltN1hWb3Y0dzA3OUE6MQ#gid=0
I look forward to your participation and kindly ask you share this message to encourage others to participate and share their thoughts.
Please post this flyer!
Please download the PDF of this flyer, send it to your friends throughout Canada, and post a few around your town or school. You can also add the jpeg to your website. Thanks to Alyson Lee for the wonderful volunteer graphic designing!
Please share this icon on your website!
You can help spread the word and prevent this toad catastrophe! Please post this icon on your site and link it to http://savethefrogs.com/toads
SAVE THE FROGS! supporters slam Canadian government with emails!
A huge thanks also to the 1,298 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters who sent in letters to the Canadian government last week urging them to protect the Fowler's Toads at Lake Erie! The letters went to 18 different politicians' email addresses, for a grand total of 23,364 emails. We're quite certain that Lake Erie's imminent toad massacre is now on the government's radar, and we are working hard to rally worldwide support for the toads.
Did you know that the Ontario government has authorized the developers at Lake Erie to "harm, harass, kill and collect the toads"?
Watch these videos about our Lake Erie Toads campaign!
Want to learn more about this issue? You can watch all 4 of our SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class videos on the topic at:
I suggest starting with the first video:
Frog Art by Charlston Veracruz, Phillipines
Save The Frogs Day in Canada
What better way for you to take an active part in amphibian conservation efforts than to organize your own Save The Frogs Day event? Luckily for you, It's not too late to get free educational materials for your event. If you are organizing a Save The Frogs Day event and your event educates youth up to 18 years old, you are eligible to receive a free Save The Frogs Day Organizer Package, courtesy of Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal. To claim your free package, you must register your Save The Frogs Day event at http://savethefrogs.com/register by March 31st and then email us to inform us you seek a free organizer package and which size package. You must tell us how many participants you expect at your event. We have a limited quantity to distribute, and they take time to ship, so please do not delay. Please register your event AND send us your request for a package ASAP!!!
Thanks for your support!
Have a great week!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Speaking at the 7th World Congress of Herpetology in Vancouver, BC; August 13th, 2012