A thank you video from me to you

Posted December 13th, 2014 by Emily Moskal
Categories: Campaigns & Action Center, Educate Yourself, Events, Frog Gifts, Grants & Awards, Jobs, News from SAVE THE FROGS!, News...about frogs, but not STF!, Save The Frogs Day, Uncategorized

Please watch this video I recorded in the swamps of Congaree National Park, South Carolina earlier this month. Thank you to all our supporters worldwide who have helped us grow SAVE THE FROGS! into a worldwide movement and made 2014 such a successful year for us. We look forward to sharing many successes with you in 2015!

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics donates $23,910 to help us build wetlands for frogs

Posted December 13th, 2014 by Emily Moskal
Categories: Grants & Awards, News from SAVE THE FROGS!

We are very happy to announce that LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has donated $23,910 to SAVE THE FROGS! These funds will enable us to Re-Frog America and educate students and teachers about amphibians by building wetlands at schools. Since launching their Charity Pot program in 2007, LUSH Cosmetics has donated more than $5,800,000 to over 600 grassroots charities in 35 countries. Thank you LUSH Cosmetics for all you do for wildlife!

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Thank you to Nurul Islam and SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh

Posted December 13th, 2014 by Emily Moskal
Categories: Events, Grants & Awards, News from SAVE THE FROGS!, Save The Frogs Day

SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh’s CVASU volunteers celebrated the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day in April along with World Veterinary Day. Dr. Nurul Islam presentated on “Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare: Amphibian Perspective”. There were 120 participants including students, teachers and journalists on the rally that followed the seminar. Thank you to Nurul and 24 SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh volunteers for organizing five events across Bangladesh, directly educating over 985 Bangladeshis about frog conservation.

http://savethefrogs.com/day/2014#bangladesh

Brand New SAVE THE FROGS! Info Cards: Please order by December 16th!

Posted December 13th, 2014 by Emily Moskal
Categories: Campaigns & Action Center, Educate Yourself, Frog Gifts, Save The Frogs Day

These two-sided 4×6″ info cards are a great way to help spread the word about amphibian extinctions. Cards list the primary threats to amphibians, five reasons frogs are important, and 18 ways people can help SAVE THE FROGS!. Cards are only $10 per set of 100, which helps us cover printing costs. Please order by December 16th (after which we will not be processing orders until Spring 2015). Thank you for helping us spread the amphibian conservation message!
www.savethefrogs.com/info-cards

MISSION POSSIBLE: THE SEARCH AND RESCUE OF GHANA’S CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GIANT SQUEAKER FROG

Posted December 12th, 2014 by Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi
Categories: Campaigns & Action Center, Educate Yourself, Grants & Awards, News from SAVE THE FROGS!

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, West Africa’s first non-profit organisation dedicated exclusively to the conservation of amphibians, is conducting extensive field surveys and rescue operations for the critically endangered Ghana Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) from 19th– 23rd December, 2014. Volunteers both in Ghana and abroad are welcome to join our experts on this all important expedition.

The Ghana Giant Squeaker Frog is a rare and endemic species now restricted to Western Ghana’s Sui River Forest Reserve. Unfortunately, the frog is on the verge of extinction as it faces constant threats from illegal loggers and farmers and the invasive non-native weed, the Devil weed (Chromolaena odorata). These threats deplete the density of leaf-litter required by the frog for predator escape, desiccation and breeding thereby, reducing its chances of survival. With only 16 individuals recorded to date, majority being juveniles, there is little knowledge about the species and its ecology. This survey will therefore, examine its suitable habitats and set up appropriate rescue and management operations for relic populations. Critical areas that are degraded will be planted with trees, joining other fragmented areas to increase the frog’s survival. These activities are in line with SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s goal of averting the extinction of any Ghanaian amphibian.

We encourage tertiary students to take advantage of this rare opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills in amphibian ecology and conservation. Student volunteers will also be permitted to collect data for their project thesis.

Thanks to Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund and SAVE THE FROGS! USA, for supporting this project.

PREVENTING AMPHIBIAN ROADKILLS AT ONE OF GHANA’S MOST BIODIVERSE AREAS

Posted December 9th, 2014 by Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi
Categories: Businesses for Frogs, Campaigns & Action Center, Events, Grants & Awards

Volunteers both in Ghana and abroad are needed to help SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana conduct amphibian surveys and rescue operations for amphibians vulnerable to roadkills at the Ankasa Conservation Area (ACA) starting from 12th– 18th December, 2014.

ACA is one of Ghana’s most biodiverse areas found in the wet evergreen forest zone, supporting the country’s richest amphibian diversity. Unfortunately, ACA is constantly under ecological stress from the thousands of annual tourists. More disturbing is the poor nature of the roads leading to and passing through ACA, plagued with potholes that collect water used by some frog species as temporary habitats. Others also cross the roads during their natal migration periods in search of suitable breeding grounds. As a result, they are exposed to many dangers including roadkills.

In the absence of  baseline data on amphibian roadkills that can help effectively address the problem in West Africa, this project is gathering and documenting fundamental information using ACA as a reference point. Specifically, we are developing photo guides to amphibians that occur within ACA. We are also collecting data on natal migratory frog species, proximity of breeding ponds to roads, species that use puddles as temporary habitats and species that are vulnerable or victims of road mortality.

Conservation measures underway to prevent the amphibian roadkills within ACA include:
• Covering up potholes in critical natal migratory routes together with ACA staff and school children from neighbouring communities.
• Educating ACA staff, tourists and local communities through radio programmes and video shows on the negative impacts of roadkills on amphibians.

Tertiary students are particularly encouraged to take advantage of this volunteering opportunity to develop their skills in amphibian research and also collect data that could be used for their thesis.

You can contact SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana by sending an email to ghana@savethefrogs.com or calling +233(0)202100198.

Thanks to the UK based Rufford Foundation for giving a £6,000 grant to fund this project.

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SAVE THE FROGS! Holiday Bash

Posted December 8th, 2014 by Emily Moskal
Categories: Events, News from SAVE THE FROGS!
You are invited to the SAVE THE FROGS! Holiday Bash, taking place Thursday December 11th, 6-9pm at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, California. This will be the final event before we move out of the Education Center. If you’ve never been to the Education Center, this is your chance! The event is free, though you need to RSVP:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-frogs-holiday-bash-tickets-14838152313
Photo: You are invited to the SAVE THE FROGS! Holiday Bash, taking place Thursday December 11th, 6-9pm at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, California. This will be the final event before we move out of the Education Center. If you've never been to the Education Center, this is your chance! The event is free, though you need to RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-frogs-holiday-bash-tickets-14838152313
Frog art by Katherine English

 

 

Bridging the gap between Environmental Conservation & Animal Rights

Posted December 5th, 2014 by Emily Moskal
Categories: Campaigns & Action Center, Educate Yourself, News from SAVE THE FROGS!

Animals have rights but most animal rights activists focus their efforts on domesticated animals rather than wild animals living on the edge of extinction. It would be great if we could channel those activists’ passion towards the animals in most need of assistance: the frogs! Watch SAVE THE FROGS! Ecologist Michael Starkey speak at the 2014 Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles:
http://youtu.be/d_P6Rl9T2mU


Thanks to Wayne Erickson for the photo of this lovely Nepalese frog!

SAVE THE FROGS! wins $1,000 grant from Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc.

Posted December 5th, 2014 by Emily Moskal
Categories: Grants & Awards, News from SAVE THE FROGS!

Thank you to the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. for awarding SAVE THE FROGS! with $1,000 to assist our wetland construction efforts! We look forward to continuing our wetland efforts in northern California March 22-28, 2015 and invite you to attend a Wetland Construction Workshop that week and help us Re-Frog America!
www.savethefrogs.com/wetlands

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Want this design on a 100% organic cotton shirt? Please email us at contact@savethefrogs.com with your desired size and we will inform you when it’s printed! They will be $20 plus shipping, all proceeds to the wetlands and frogs!

Frog Poster Mega-Sale

Posted November 29th, 2014 by Kerry Kriger
Categories: Frog Gifts

SAVE THE FROGS! is proud to offer you the most fantastic frog posters on the planet. And through December 15th, 2014 we have a Frog Poster Mega-Sale! For only $12.95 plus shipping, you get three posters: the 29 Frogs poster, Save The Frogs Day Poster and the Neon Frog Art Poster. The posters look great, spread the word, and help fund our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. Help us clear out these posters as we will NOT be selling posters in 2015 and must reduce our inventory. Thank you and enjoy the beautiful posters!

29 Frogs Poster

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