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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins $20,000 Award from Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Dear [[First_Name]],

I am excited to announce that the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has awarded SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana a $20,000 grant to assist our efforts to save the critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokusua) from extinction. With these funds, we will train and utilize local volunteers to remove the non-native invasive plant Chromolaena odorata from five hectares of the frogs’ critical habitat area. We will establish community tree nurseries to raise seedlings of four native tree species (Terminalia superba, T. ivoriensis, Ceiba pentandra and Triplochiton scleroxylon) and we will plant the seedlings in previously infested areas to prevent regrowth of C. odorata and to provide optimal habitat for the frogs. With the involvement of locals, students and volunteers, we will plant approximately 2,500 native trees. These project initiatives (invasive weed removal and reforestation) will add to our past efforts of improving the Squeaker Frog’s habitat conditions. In addition, we will promote a local amphibian education program to increase awareness in the general public, utilizing many of the methods that have enabled SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana to spread its message locally and globally in such a short time. On top of benefitting the Giant Squeaker Frog, this project provides a long-term benefit to Ghana's environment by training local people and university students in habitat restoration and frog conservation techniques. Thank you to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and to all our SAVE THE FROGS! donors who have assisted in our efforts to protect amphibian populations and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife.


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Upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! Events in California

We will have much more info about all of these events very shortly. For now, please mark your calendars!

October 2nd, 2014: Wine, Cheese & Frogs at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA. 7pm
October 14th, 2014: Wetlands Construction Workshop in Shingle Springs, CA. 8am-5pm
October 15th & 16th, 2014: Wetlands Construction Workshop in Berkeley & Fairfax, CA. 8:30am-515pm & 8am-5pm 
October 26th, 2014: Kids Day at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA. 4pm
November 6th, 2014: SAVE THE FROGS! Art Show at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA. 6pm
November 15th, 2014: Earth Music Fest at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA. 
December 11th, 2014: SAVE THE FROGS! Holiday Bash at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA. 6pm
March 22nd to 28th, 2015: Wetlands Construction Week in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
March 29th, 2015: SAVE THE FROGS! Members Hike in Marin County 

www.savethefrogs.com/events


Nepalese frog photo courtesy Wayne Erickson

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SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest: One Month Remains

The SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest runs through October 17th, 2014! 
Please enter your best poem, inform your local teachers and spread the word. Thank you!

SAVE THE FROGS! is an organization
To save the frogs around the nation
Every frog deserves a chance
to live, hop, to breathe, to prance
Frogs all over will soon disappear
When they're gone we will say "Oh Dear!"
So, I tell people everyday
PLEASE SAVE THE FROGS TODAY!
-- Kylie Colombani, USA, Age 10

www.savethefrogs.com/poetry


Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! Board Member and Poetry Contest Judge Sienne Hayes for the graphic design.

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Congratulations to 6th grader Amanda Cooper for winning our inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Challenge

Congratulations to Amanda Cooper for winning our inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Challenge. Amanda created a personal fundraising webpage and raised $380 to benefit our frog conservation programs! Oh yeah, Amanda just started 6th grade! It's not too late for you to start fundraising and take this opportunity to raise money to ensure the future of this planet's wildlife. We are offering free memberships to everyone who raises $100; So please hop over to www.savethefrogs.com/fundraise and help save some frogs from extinction. Thank you!


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SAVE THE FROGS! sighting in Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Thanks to Chicago O'Hare airport for allowing us to highlight the effect of climate change on frogs. Our posters there have been up for over four years, educating tens of thousands of travelers about the plight of amphibians.


Amphibian biologist and SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Kristiina Hurme

"I saw one of your posters in Chicago O'Hare airport and decided to check out your web site since I am and have always been a huge frog lover. I am very pleased that your organization exists and I support your mission." 
-- Chris M. 

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Thank you for supporting SAVE THE FROGS!  

Kerry Kriger, Ph.D.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder, Board Member, Ecologist
www.savethefrogs.com/kerry-kriger
kerry@savethefrogs.com
Berkeley, California


On September 19th, 2011 I delivered an hour-long presentation on frog conservation to the 200 undergraduates in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology's Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana was officially introduced to the public for the first time (to loud applause!) and we announced the formation of the KNUST Chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana. Many of these students are actively assisting with our Squeaker Frog efforts.

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ABOUT SAVE THE FROGS!
Frogs are the most threatened group of animals on the planet: nearly 2,000 of the world's amphibian species are threatened with extinction and up to 200 species have entirely disappeared in recent decades. SAVE THE FROGS! is the world's leading amphibian conservation organization. We work in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife. Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues to help spread the word. Please visit us at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, California:
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Frogs are the most threatened group of animals on the planet: nearly 2,000 of the world's amphibian species are threatened with extinction and at least 150 species have entirely disappeared since 1979. SAVE THE FROGS! is America's first and only public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. Your generous financial support makes our work possible!
Please donate at www.savethefrogs.com/donate

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