The government may shut down when the going gets tough, but SAVE THE FROGS never stops!
Dear Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Lover,
I am excited to announce that 24 frog lovers have helped us raise $2,818 of our $10,000 fundraising goal. I am certain that with YOUR financial support we can close the gap and reach our $10,000 goal as soon as possible. You can help ensure our worldwide movement has the funds necessary to SAVE THE FROGS!, so please place your tax-deductible donation today.
Thanks for pitching in: together we can SAVE THE FROGS!
Today's SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class on Yellow-Legged Frogs: Register Now
Today October 17th at 5pm San Francisco time SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and Frank Santana of the San Diego Zoo will discuss California's critically endangered Mountain-Yellow Legged Frogs, and ways YOU can help us save them. Brought to you by SAVE THE FROGS! Academy, the world's leading breeder of amphibian conservationists.
Frog Art by Margot Fass
Brand new SAVE THE FROGS! Academy video:
Mountain Yellow Legged Frogs
On October 2nd, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and Dr. Vance Vredenburg of San Francisco State University discussed California's critically endangered Mountain-Yellow Legged Frogs, and ways YOU can help us save them. This is one of my favorite SAVE THE FROGS! Academy videos!
Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog habitat, photo Vance Vredenburg
Please tell the USFWS that you support protections for the Yellow-Legged Frogs and Yosemite Toads!
Thanks to the hundreds of SAVE THE FROGS! supporters who have already sent in their comment. If you haven't yet done so, please read on! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) seeks your comments on their proposal to list as endangered species the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog, all populations of Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs that occur north of the Tehachapi Mountains, and the Yosemite Toad! They also seek your comments regarding their proposal to designate critical habitat for these species. Please submit your comment today!
Sample Text (please feel free to edit and personalize!):
Frogs are rapidly deisappearing in California and around the world.
I support the USFWS proposal to list as endangered species the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog, all populations of Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs that occur north of the Tehachapi Mountains, and the Yosemite Toad. I also support the creation of vast tracts of critical habitat for these species, as this is a necessary step towards their recovery. Thanks to the USFWS for protecting wildlife and helping SAVE THE FROGS!
Rana muscosa courtesy Kris Ratzlaff
Thanks to Citrix for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
Thanks to Citrix for donating a one-year license of their GoToWebinar software to SAVE THE FROGS!. GoToWebinar enables us to hold SAVE THE FROGS! Academy online classes, give online presentations to distant schools, and is a way for SAVE THE FROGS! staff and committee members to meet online to discuss current projects. GoToWebinar also enables us to produce videos of these online classes and we add these to www.youtube.com/savethefrogs to educate people for years to come. Through products like GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and GoToWebinar, Citrix empowers people all over the world to work and collaborate from anywhere, while reducing companies’ carbon footprints through the reduced need to travel. Last year alone, more than $4 million in Citrix products were donated to non-profit organizations around the world to assist them in achieving their missions and reaching larger audiences. Citrix products are used in more than 260,000 organizations, and by over 100 million people, across the globe. Check out GoToWebinar here!
Cane Toad Purses: WTF?
A report on animal cruelty by SAVE THE FROGS! Biologist Michael Starkey:
The toad below was slaughtered, stuffed, and sewn back together so it could be sold as a coin purse. These disturbing trinkets are seen as novelty items and are sold all over the world. No animal deserves to be mutilated into a material object. The toad species is a Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) and this photo was taken at a trinket shop in Okinawa, Japan by Richard Coleman. It is important to know that not all of these toads have come from Australia (where they are non-native) and many come from where the toads originate. While the Cane Toad (also called the Marine Toad) is a pest species in Australia, it is native to Central and South America. In countries like Belize you can find locally caught toads that have been taxidermied in a similar fashion to be sold to tourists. The Cane Toad is seen by many as a villain, but where it is native it deserves to exist. Even if Cane Toads are invasive, this practice is quite barbaric and treats these animals as expendable and to be seen as nothing more than a trinket. Invasive species are a problem, but parading them around on your person is not something anyone should be proud to do. If there is anything to be gained from this horrible image then it should be to help the toads in your backyard. Together we can create a frog-friendly planet. Start here: www.savethefrogs.com/how-to-help
Thanks for your support!
See you online for today's SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
This is the pond where I spent much of my childhood. Please build a frog pond and protect habitat so kids can connect with nature and be inspired to pursue careers protecting the environment!