Mass deaths reported in the amphibian pet trade
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
Shawn Ashley and colleagues published some alarming findings in their new Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science article “Morbidity and Mortality of Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Mammals at a Major Exotic Companion Animal Wholesaler". The authors' research quantifies unintended deaths in the exotic pet trade during shipment. Please think twice before buying a frog as a pet, lest you be unwittingly contributing to the death of frogs.
The most amazing frog presentation you will ever see:
Wednesday June 18th, 2014 in Berkeley
On Wednesday June 18th SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving a presentation on "The Wild World of Frogs" at the one and only SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, California. Dr. Kriger will be discussing frogs' natural history, why frogs are disappearing, why frogs are important, ways you can help, and give you an introduction to many of our frog saving programs. Please bring your friends and family. All ages welcome. The event is free, donations greatly appreciated. See you at 2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702! Learn about all our upcoming events at: www.savethefrogs.com/events
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SAVE THE FROGS! Program Coordinator Emily Moskal found this beautiful Leptodactylus pentadactylus in Ecuador.
Sharp Park Wetlands Update
SAVE THE FROGS! filed a lawsuit against the City of San Francisco on April 22nd, for its failure to conduct an environmental impact report for its draining of the Sharp Park Wetlands. The City of San Francisco's "Significant Natural Resource Areas Management Plan" condones and allows the draining of the Sharp Park Wetlands for non-essential purposes, specifically to create dry land for a money-losing, publicly funded golf course, at the expense of federally protected California Red-Legged Frogs and San Francisco Garter Snakes. Thus I sent this letter to the SF Board of Supervisors on June 15th, 2014:
"Human beings cannot thrive in a place where the natural environment has been degraded."
-- Wangari Maathai, Kenya
Student of The Week: Jessica from Michigan
A big round of applause for 12-year old Jessica, who proves there is no minimum age for saving frogs. Jessica took action for Michigan's frogs by running this informational table at a recent Mother's Day event. She even sold a SAVE THE FROGS! t-shirt to Representative Matt Lori, who helped make Save The Frogs Day official in the State of Michigan.
"You do not need a diploma to make a difference. Everyone is qualified to save the planet."
-- Wangari Maathai, Kenya
Thank you for forwarding this message to your friends and colleagues!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
"I continue to wish you well with all you're doing for amphibians worldwide. Under your care, SAVE THE FROGS! becomes more amazing by the day! Thank you.
SAVE THE FROGS! Member Barbara Bennigson, Palo Alto, CA