SAVE THE FROGS! is an international team of scientists, educators, policymakers and naturalists dedicated to protecting the world’s amphibian species: the frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians. SAVE THE FROGS! was founded by Ecologist Dr. Kerry Kriger in May 2008.
SAVE THE FROGS! is America's first public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Our vision is a world in which not a single amphibian species is threatened with extinction. With your advice, your involvement and your financial support, we are 100% positive we can SAVE THE FROGS!
SAVE THE FROGS! scientists and volunteers have held over 1,300 educational events in 59 countries to raise awareness of the rapid decline of amphibian populations and to provide people with practical tools that will empower them to protect amphibians in their communities.
SAVE THE FROGS! is comprised of:
SAVE THE FROGS! is a 501(c)(3) public charity and our IRS determination letter is available upon request. SAVE THE FROGS! was founded and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in May 2008. You can view our Articles of Incorporation here, our Amendments to those Articles here, and our Bylaws here. SAVE THE FROGS! operates and is based in California: you can see our California Certificate of Qualification here.
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Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciate nature and wildlife. Our vision is a world in which not a single amphibian species is threatened with extinction. In 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger realized that amphibian conservation would only be successful with a well-informed public. Few people knew frogs were disappearing, or understood why protecting amphibian populations even mattered. The recommendations that amphibian biologists were making were seldom being implemented. Teachers did not have the educational materials they needed to ensure the next generation of humans cared about frogs or knew how to protect them. Politicians were uninformed about amphibian issues and thus important legislation was not being created. More generally, Dr. Kriger saw a need for a complete societal change from an environmentally destructive society to a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. SAVE THE FROGS! exists in order to create the type of society that humans and wildlife need if we are to coexist and to survive far into the future.
SAVE THE FROGS! was founded by Dr. Kerry Kriger in May 2008, shortly after he completed his doctoral research on the ecology of amphibian diseases in eastern Australia. Though amphibian populations worldwide had been disappearing for the three decades prior, there existed no nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation, and thus little was being done to educate people about the plight of amphibians, or the importance of protecting them. Dr. Kriger founded SAVE THE FROGS! with his life savings of $3,000 and has built the organization into the world's most effective force on behalf of amphibians. Since 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! scientists and volunteers have held over 1,400 educational events in 59 countries to educate people about the plight of frogs and teach them ways to protect amphibians. These events include live presentations, parades, rallies, protests, habitat restoration and construction, webinars and workshops aimed at educating people and empowering them to protect amphibians in their part of the world.
The SAVE THE FROGS! movement has grown significantly since its founding due to (1) well planned marketing and education campaigns that make use of modern internet technologies to reach distant audiences at low cost; (2) hundreds of live presentations given by Dr. Kriger, SAVE THE FROGS! staff, and inspired volunteers around the world; and (3) the widespread universal interest people have in protecting amphibians, which are colorful harmless animals that exist on every inhabited continent and have been appreciated by traditional cultures for millennia.