Sign the petition to ban the importation of millions of non-native bullfrogs!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
California annually imports several million non-native American Bullfrogs into the state, primarily for the food and pet trades. The bullfrogs eat native frogs and other wildlife and have extremely high rates of chytridiomycosis, a disease responsible for numerous amphibian extinctions worldwide. Please sign our petition asking California's Governor Jerry Brown to ban the importation of live American Bullfrogs!
Thanks for signing and sharing. We have already collected over 6,000 signatures (4,000 electronic and 2,000 paper) and we have been meeting with many of California's politicians to see that this ban gets enacted as rapidly as possible. Learn more about American Bullfrogs and our efforts to ban them at:
Please vote for SAVE THE FROGS! and help us stay in first place in the $20,000 Sungevity Gives Back Contest!
We currently are in first place with over 2,100 votes but we need your vote to ensure we stay on top and win the $20,000 grand prize! Please cast your vote at:
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Saving the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs from non-native fish in our national parks
On behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! and California’s critically endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs (Rana muscosa), on November 20th, 2013, I submitted this letter to the National Park Service. The letter is part of the Service’s official call for public comment related to its proposal to remove predatory non-native fish from 87 water bodies in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Non-native fish eat Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs and have been shown to be a proximate cause of the species' drastic population declines. If approved, this will be the largest Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog restoration project ever undertaken.
YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE MOUNTAIN YELLOW-LEGGED FROGS AS WELL: Please visit www.savethefrogs.com/actions to learn about the proposal and to submit YOUR comment to the National Park Service. Thank you and thanks to the 707 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters who sent the NPS letters in 2009 urging them to create this recovery plan! Our efforts do pay off!
Photo courtesy Kris Ratzlaff
Securing critical habitat and endangered species status for California's Yellow-Legged Frogs and Yosemite Toads
On behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! and California’s endangered amphibians, on November 18th, 2013 I submitted this letter to the US Fish & Wildlife Service related to its proposal to provide federal protections to three of California’s threatened amphibian species (Rana sierrae, Rana muscosa and Bufo canorus). Thanks to the hundreds of SAVE THE FROGS! supporters who also submitted comments. You can learn a whole lot about these frogs on our two Yellow-Legged Frog videos at: http://youtube.com/savethefrogs
Frog Walk A Huge Success at Sharp Park
On November 3rd, Wild Equity Institute and SAVE THE FROGS! joined forces to look for California Red-Legged Frogs at Mori Point in Pacifica, CA. Thank you to all the wonderful SAVE THE FROGS! and Wild Equity Institute supporters that came out to the Mori Point Frog Walk! We saw many beautiful California Red-legged Frogs and took a fabulous midday stroll through a gorgeous California coastal wetland. The site is adjacent to the Sharp Park Wetlands, which are drained by the City of San Francisco each year to make dry land for golfers, illegally killing endangered Red-Legged Frogs in the process. Learn more about Sharp Park at:
Photo by Joshua Asel, Wild Expectations
Brand New SAVE THE FROGS! Pura Vida Bracelets
The SAVE THE FROGS! Pura Vida Bracelet is a brand new addition to the Enviro-Causes Line of Pura Vida Bracelets' Charity Collection. Twenty percent ($1) of every bracelet sold is donated to SAVE THE FROGS!. Pura Vida Bracelet's 'Charity Collection' was created to give back! Pura Vida Bracelets has been able to raise thousands of dollars for over 100 different charities through the 'Charity Collection'. The Enviro-Cause Line was created to bring together organizations that all work towards improving the planet in some manner. This line contains ecosystem preservation, animal species preservation, clean air, water quality, sustainability, clean air, water quality, sustainability and clean oceans. By purchasing a bracelet from the Enviro-Cause Line you are doing your part to help save the planet and everything on it. The bracelets look great and they would look great on you too! Every bracelet purchased also helps provide jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica and a portion of the proceeds benefit our amphibian conservation efforts around the world. Get yours today!
Donate to SAVE THE FROGS!
Our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts our made possible because of people like you who care about frogs and environmental protection.SAVE THE FROGS! has never received a single dollar from the government. Thank you for donating and making our work possible!
Donate shares of stock to SAVE THE FROGS!
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to SAVE THE FROGS!. Donating publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees, as you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock. Please consult a tax professional and let us know if you would like to donate stock to SAVE THE FROGS!. Thank you!
Thanks for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
Have a great weekend!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
With SAVE THE FROGS! Ecologist Michael Starkey atop Xunantunich in western Belize, July 2013. Join our SAVE THE FROGS! Belize Ecotour June 19th-28th 2014 and you will visit this amazing Mayan site!