"Thanks Kerry, Great hearing from you. Your work with frogs is extremely important. We need them as much if not more so than whales. I am presently heading South down the coast of Tasmania bound for the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. We should intercept the Japanese whaling fleet within the next few weeks and hopefully we will be able to save hundreds of whales from their deadly harpoons.
Sincerely, Captain Paul Watson"
California Director, National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization. We work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. As the California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, I am writing to express my support for SAVE THE FROGS! non-profit organization. I have worked with SAVE THE FROGS! Founder and Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger for over four years in my roles for both the National Wildlife Federation and as the Director of Environmental Affairs in Yellowstone, and have been impressed by the organization's passion and dedication for amphibian conservation. SAVE THE FROGS' tireless efforts in advocating for amphibians has yielded impressive results across the world and the National Wildlife Federation is proud to be an official partner for Save The Frogs Day. I highly recommend SAVE THE FROGS! for your award, as they are truly making the world a better place—for frogs, for wildlife and for people.
El Dorado Springs, MO
"You guys have it right. I have made donations to many causes through the years (all of them animal rights or environmental). I am most impressed with how you run your organization, out of all of them. You are caring people. Every time I contact you, I get a personal response -- usually from Kerry! Unbelievable. I don't have unlimited funds; but when I do have some extra, I send it to you. Thank you for everything you do. Wish I lived closer so that I could lend a physical hand, too! Peace."
-- Linda Bishop, El Dorado Springs, Missouri
Salamander Biologist, CT
"Save the Frogs and Kerry Kriger deserve nothing but RESPECT and
APPRECIATION for working to make OUR planet a better place for all;
amphibians and mankind alike. Kerry, you do great things for this planet and especially amphibians. To be one little person and to make an impact, is more than most of us can ever dream to do. Good for you, and keep saving those frogs!"
Creator of Rocko's Modern Life
Emmy Award Winner
Los Angeles, CA
"We can’t put aside concerns for the environment just because times are a little tough. Kerry is devoting his life to this struggle right now, and my hat is off to him. Check out his site at www.savethefrogs.com and lend your support if you can."
University Student - Minnesota
"My entire life I have had an intense admiration for all amphibians. I think what you are doing is more than incredible and I can't thank you enough. I plan to spread the word about your work with my environmental group at my university to try and raise awareness and maybe host an event on Save the Frogs Day."
Climate Change Scientist - Defenders of Wildlife
"Kerry, I just wanted to say THANKS! again for your presentation. As you could tell the Defenders staff was very interested in your work. Very best of luck to you."
Mayor of Santa Cruz, CA
On Dr. Kriger's Save The Frogs Day presentation at Monarch Community School, April 30th, 2010:
"He just had them all totally engaged. He had great slides and a great rapport with these kids, talking about why frogs matter. I know that he's a serious scientist, but I'm equally impressed with people when they can keep an auditorium full of kids engaged."
New Albany, OH
"Kerry, You are such a great model of how ONE person can make a difference. I know you have a little help, but you are truly an inspiration. I believe if we can save the frogs, we can save the planet. I hope we can meet you in person some day. Our very best wishes to you. I am continually impressed and inspired by all that you do."
Green Frog Member - Laredo, TX
"I don't recall how I heard about you, but I'm so glad I did. I have
always loved frogs. The song of frogs singing, chirping and grunting is one of the sweetest sounds in nature. Love your organization. You are doing a fabulous job. Great great website -- one of the best I've seen. Thank you so so much for your labor of love. Frogs are amazing creatures and deserve the best." -- Rhea Worrell
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Rural Studies; Javeriana University – Bogota, Colombia
"Congratulations because Save The Frogs Day has become an icon in conservation around the world!!! Thanks for such inspiring work!!!"
SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Graphic Designer - Worcester, MA
“The biggest reason I’ve stayed with Dr. Kriger for so long (since 2008!) is his dedication and passion for this cause. I just knew from the beginning that if anyone was going to get the word out there it would be him and I wanted to help!"
Amphibian Biologist, Northern Arizona University
"Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing on behalf of frogs worldwide."
Member and SAVE THE FROGS! Academy Student, New York
"Let me say one thing to anyone out there with frogs or toads to protect: NO ONE will fight for your frogs or toads like SAVE THE FROGS!. We went to so many environmental activism organizations with our struggle to save Lake Erie's Fowler's Toads, which are supposed to be protected by Ontario Law but were falling through the cracks in the system. The other organizations sympathized with us, and even wrote some letters, but NO ONE came close to STF's dedicated, tireless, committed action. There's a tendency for other organizations to be a bit more practical… to choose the fights they think they can most likely win. But Kerry Kriger and STF are not jaded and cannot be intimidated. Frogs are their true passion. I have been astonished and inspired to see the intelligence and fervor with which this campaign to save Lake Erie’s Fowler’s Toads has been conducted by STF. STF is a personal labor of love. I'm sure that Dr. Kriger would fight with his entire heart and soul for the frogs for free if he could. In fact, I'm pretty sure he does do a lot of what he does without funding. The point, though, is this: you can feel very confident that every penny of your contribution to STF will be well spent. Thank you, and Happy 2014!" -- Marie Janicke, Ph.D.
"Thank you for all your hard work. It is a daunting task these days to help people understand the importance of wildlife and to find a way to make them care".
Donor - Charlottesville, VA
Kerry, you have done so much for the frogs and the world. We’re all tremendously fortunate to share this life with you."
"Hi, I found this site whilst looking for posters. I have posted a link to it on the forum I use, and will do my best to point as many people in the direction of this site as I can. What you guys do is amazing and deserves people’s awareness. I will be purchasing some save the frogs wrist bands and will pass them out as well as wearing one myself. Frogs have been my passion and my favourite animal for a long time. Keep up the good work and let’s hope the help from man is not too late."
Pomona, CA - Professor Emeritus of Zoology and Environmental Science, Biological Sciences Department California State Polytechnic University
"I think your website is 'awesome' and that you are doing a fantastic job for frog conservation!"
Habitat Team Leader - Sammamish Wildlife Habitat Project
"Your organization has a FABULOUS website!!! And I’ve already added a link for your website on our blogsite so that our Sammamish residents can learn more about, and support, Save The Frogs. Thank you for all that you are doing to save the frogs!!!"
"Dear save the frogs: I am an eighth grader at Amity Middle School looking for a project on causes in Oregon. I really like frogs and would like to keep them around forever. I really like the way you guys are helping the environment for frogs and their lives. We are going to make speeches and a bulletin board to show you how we have helped and supported the organization and saving frogs."
Graphic Designer - Hamilton, Ontario
"Kerry, your work inspires many! It's amazing how many local restaurants carry frog legs. Just last week I ordered take out later realizing they carried a frog leg dish. Obviously, I wont be returning. It's so important for people to know the risks of frog legs and the chytrid fungus. Awareness is the first step. Congratulations on being featuring on ABC News!"
SAVE THE FROGS! Member - Santa Cruz, CA
I think this is a wonderful cause and one that does not get the attention it should receive. I do believe that attention to this issue could assist in saving all of mankind from all sorts of travesties. I like supporting your efforts and seeing them grow out into the entire world. You are doing a sensational job at spreading the word for the creatures who do not have a voice in their own fates. Thanks.
3rd Grade Teacher, Discovery Charter School
"Dr. Kriger, Thank you for all of your love and passion for amphibian conservation. My students felt empowered after your skype session and have been talking about how they can be more conscious of amphibian conservation as well as other environmental issues. SAVE THE FROGS! is a very unique organization. The dedication that you and your staff make to get information out to people inspires others to get involved. I feel like I stumbled on an educational gold mine. Please accept my school's modest donation from the proceeds of our "freaky frog" calendars. They were a labor of love! Regards, Kara"
SAVE THE FROGS! Member - Glencoe, IL
Scotts Valley, CA
"Dear Kerry, Thank you for coming to our class to teach us about frogs. Thanks for telling us about the various frog species and for making the cool frog sounds. You have inspired us to save frogs! Thank you for helping save our world!"
-- Ms. Rugg's 4th and 5th graders at Brook Knoll
Duggan Middle School
"I teach 7th grade Science at an expeditionary learning school in Springfield, MA. This spring we are focusing on biodiversity and biodiversity loss. I plan on incorporating the Save The Frogs website as we delve into this expedition. We are going to investigate and try and certify a couple of potential vernal pools in our city to get them protected. Thanks for the website and its clear, easily accessible text about the issues and the action steps."
Photographer for National Geographic Magazine
"I've met Kerry only once, when we served together on an amphibian panel discussion at National Geographic, but knew of his excellent conservation and photographic work long before that. Experts like Kerry predict that we could lose half of all amphibians within the next decade. There's no time to lose.
Kerry has taken it upon himself to found this non-profit and actually do something beyond simply photographing the subject that he's most passionate about. If only there were more folks like him. I support Kerry's efforts to save the Earth."
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
I have followed your efforts over the past several years to "Save The Frogs" and have been tremendously impressed by your passion, enthusiasm and tireless crusade. Biodiversity and science in general needs this public outreach and campaign.
Arborist - Fort Valley, VA
"Kerry, I just wanted to say Thank You again. It was wonderful to have you out and I truly hope it was worth it for you. I feel like the community took to you and it was very worth it for them. So thank you thank you thank you! So please keep in touch and I wish you the best of luck to you on your speeches coming up! You are doing a great thing and it is so nice to see our generation doing something about it!"
Amphibian Biologist - Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah University, Department of Wildlife
"The most treasured donation that went to our lovely frogs this passing year unarguably is your setting up Save The Frogs. With this your message and for that matter the sounds of the alarming bells of the frogs have reached all the ends of the earth. For your sake I am a frog activist in my country Ghana. Keep it up for we shall win all battles against our defenceless friends. Many Happy Returns."
"Dear Dr. Kriger, My name is Jenna and I am 10 years old. I want to be a herpetologist and study frogs when I grow up. Thank you for making SaveTheFrogs.com, it's awesome. I have loved frogs pretty much my whole life so I am extremely glad other people care about frogs too. I am really jealous you got to go to so many different places and see different frogs. I hope to join you on an expedition some day. I am so excited to be a member. Yay! I also want to start a Save The Frogs chapter at my middle school this year. If you have any tips please let me know because I have no idea where to start. Frogs forever, Jenna"
Royle Safaris - Director, United Kingdom
"I love the work and dedication you have for amphibians, they are in desperate need of it at the moment! Please keep up the good work!"
Northwestern Center for Biological Research - La Paz, Mexico
"Congratulations for your monumental work for frog's conservation."
"My first grade son and several of his friends are rolling out the art contest to their entire school of 645 children. What a great way to get the message out to such a large group of young people. We love what you are doing. I am am so proud of my 1st grade son. His passion and love of frogs and his commitment to spreading the word is inspiring. He had us construct a frog pond in our back yard to do some of his own conservation. This is what learning to love something bigger than yourself is all about. Thank you for your work and time."
United States Army - Base Realignment and Closure Division
"Dr. Kriger, I just wanted to let you know about the efforts that my son is doing on
the frogs behalf. His name is Tyler and he is 11 years old and since the
age of three has wanted to become either a marine entomologist or an
ecologist like yourself. He watched the show on the Discovery Channel
and has started a campaign to fight chytrid and other things killing
amphibians. So far he has raised a hundred dollars for your organization
and continues to raise more. I have always been proud of what he does
for nature, volunteering on many issues, but I thought you should know
that you have greatly inspired one of the next generation and that as
soon as he can he wants to join you in your fight as an ecologist.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
"Dear Save The Frogs,
I find your work valuable and inspiring. Our frogs in the mid-Vancouver Island have been giving us a nocturnal serenade these past two weeks, probably my favorite sound from nature."
3rd Grade Teacher
Mill City Elementary School - Dalton, PA
"Dear Save The Frogs Staff,
Please accept this donation on behalf of the third-grade class at Mill City Elementary School, in Dalton, PA. The students learned about all kinds of animals in their Science class, especially amphibians and many other endangered animals. Some have even designed posters for your campaign. We wish you all the best in your research and your efforts to “Save The Frogs”. Thanks for all you are doing to make our planet healthier for all living things!
Sincerely, Joanne Yanchick"
Miss Earth South Africa -- National Director
"Green regards and congratulations for the amazing work you are doing..."
Red Frog Member - Naples, FL
"Here are some donations that are from the two donation jars. I know these funds will help the cause and I will keep on pushing to help the frogs!! It is awesome what Save The Frogs is doing. I am proud to be part of it. I am spreading the word with wristbands and flyers whenever possible...Thank you for your help and dedication. www.savethefrogs.com rocks!"
Red Frog Member - Gold Coast, Australia
"I love your homepage, cause, functions, organization, value, everything! I love the photos too! Great work!!!"
Fired Up Fundraising - Raleigh, NC
"Hey Kerry - I am a REAL fan of frogs. Way to go! You have a killer web site too!"
Kumasi, Ghana -- Department of Silviculture and Forest Management, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
"Hi Mr. Kriger, I want to personally express my appreciation to you for the good job you are doing to save humanity and more importantly our environment. I have now an in-depth knowledge about our activities that have the potential to affect other lives around us. I would be glad to play any advocacy role in championing the cause of safe environmental practices that will not endanger any species on planet earth. It takes people like you and your partners to awaken in us the very existence of our being and the crucial role other species play to make our lives worth living. Although I have not yet registered as a member of the Ghana branch of Save The Frogs International, I can proudly say I am a member already! I wish you safe journey every where you go. Once again, congratulations."
REPTILES Magazine - Lombard, IL
"Kerry, your website and efforts on behalf of “Save The Frogs” are stellar. I would like to work with you to gain worldwide recognition using REPTILES Magazine and www.reptilechannel.com. You already have so many wonderful ideas on your website; it’s very impressive. Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishments. Thank you."
SAVE THE FROGS! Member -- Israel
"Kerry, I have a great admiration for you and your work. I think you're putting an amazing effort to doing what you can to ensure the security of these wonderful creatures. I've been wanting to be a member for a long time and I'm honored to be a part of such an amazing cause."
East Carolina University Biology Department - Greenville, NC
"I love your website and your qPCR info, I think that many people will find it extremely useful."
Director of Communications, VolunteerMatch
"Kerry, The frogs have a great friend in you and your network! To help, I've just comped your team a free year of our "premium" service, which would have been $75."
Queensland, Australia - Biologist
"G'day Kerry, My name is Boyd but my mates call me Bones. I did Save The Frogs Day at the University of Queensland Gatton campus with Rebecca Diete for two years. Just wanted to say thanks for all the work you are doing. There are some amazing people in the world, and you Sir are one of them. Keep up the awesome work. Bones"
Researcher, Fauna & Flora International - Cambodia
"We fully support and agree with your campaign strategy, actions, education and awareness in saving the fragile creatures and amphibians of the world for the sake of our life and children."
Biologist, The Natural History Museum, London
"Hi Kerry, I congratulate you most heartily on the work you are doing. I have been working on African amphibians all my professional life, so I can especially appreciate the value of your efforts. With best wishes, John"
Red Frog Member -- Fairfield, CT
"Your organization helps me sleep a little better at night, just knowing you are all working so hard in this urgent effort! You are my Heros :) Thanks from the bottom of my heart."
Biologist - Costa Rica
"Dear Dr. Kerry Kriger, Thanks for your hard work saving frogs around the world, I have been following all your actions and I'm very impressed and happy to know there are people preserving these jewels of nature. I'm from Costa Rica and have my own Frog Garden with around 34 different Frog species. I am currently running a frog watching tour to see these wonderful creatures in the wild. Also we had made few educational projects with children from local schools and people from the neighborhood, to inculcate them with a love for nature and make them preserve nature. You can see more info in www.frogsanctuary.com or in www.arenaloasis.com. I am now wondering if there is anything we can do to bring SAVE THE FROGS! to Costa Rica. We need a lot of help to educate children in our country. Best regards."
Independent Filmmaker - United Kingdom
"I am a zoologist and filmmaker who has decided to take a 5 month sabbatical from my TV career to travel around South America filming and writing about my number one passion - amphibians. I'm a huge fan of the work of Save The Frogs and and want to congratulate you on an excellent job. Keep up the good work."
"I learned about the Save The Frogs site on Page 4 of the April 25th 2009 issue of “Science News”. Two hours went by and I was still reading about the people who created the site and their amazing accomplishments, enjoying the beautiful photos and in general just enjoying reading about frogs."
AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project -- Fortuna, CA
"Kerry, All I can say is that your presentation was a HUGE hit. It was one of the biggest highlights of the week. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule for us."
Donor, New York City
"Congratulations to you Kerry. Look at all one man can do when he sets his sights on an important mission. Hopefully frogs will go viral, and start a huge revolution on this earth to take care of it and all life."
"Hi, my name is Sisalee I am eleven years old. My friends Fiona, Rachelle, and Sandra plus my cousin Dawn and step brother Marcus are planning a bake sale at school to help your cause. We are also speaking with the Kindergarden, 1st and 2nd grade teachers for us to talk with their classes about saving frogs and what we can do to help them. We picked to talk with them because we know that a lot of them love frogs.
We are going to show them about frogs and what is happening to them plus all their body part deformations. I am also writing an essay about frogs as well as a speech that will be given to the 3rd 4th and the rest of the fifth grade. We're making flyers and posters for around the school too. We are trying the ways you say we can help and trying to get others to help too. All of the people that are working with me are dedicated and love all animals know that what every day humans do horrible to the planet I'm trying to make a difference to our lives and the frogs plus other animals. I hope we help you and this is only the beginning of our SAVE THE FROGS act.
Your website has been the most helpful of any where I have gone though you're so organized and it is helpful to be able to find every thing so quickly. Thank you for reading my email."
Carmel, CA -- Assistant to Chef Cal Stamenov
"We are fortunate to have an organization such as SAVE THE FROGS! in our local community. I appreciate you taking the time to contact me and share your expertise of the ecological damage created by the frog markets. I wish you the best of success in sharing your knowledge, spreading education and fundraising on behalf of frogs in the future."
Organic Farmer, Czech Republic
"Thanks for what you are doing to make the world a better place !!!!!"
Teacher -- Thomas Cario Middle School; Mt. Pleasant, SC
"Thanks for all you do to help the environment and bring awareness to the public about frogs and their habitats! :)"
Santa Cruz, CA
"The website has always been interesting, bright and lively, and the vigor and breadth of your campaign is astounding, esp. w/o a staff of hundreds."
Red Frog Member - Connecticut
"Many thanks again, for the incredible difference you and your crew make in our world:)"
Student of Contemporary Environmental Issues and Policy
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
"Thanks so much for the link to the slides, they were a great help for my presentation. I informed a lot of people on the issue that were actually unaware of how serious it was. I was also able to bring up information for Save the Frogs Day 2011, and provide links to the website. And to top it off, I brought some Atrazine petitions with me and got quite a few signatures, I will be sure to send them back soon."
"Hi Kerry, Nice talking to you too. I e-mailed the Lower School Science teacher to tell her about the Save The Frogs assembly at Middle School last week in case she hadn't heard about it. I told her how my third grader (who is in Lower School) became really interested in the subject when my fifth grader was talking about it so much at home. My kids are looking forward to getting their t-shirts!"
Los Angeles, CA
STF, u rock! It is ignorance that propels the human race to use and abuse animals. We must teach tolerance and compassion for all animals, and this will not be an easy task. But it will be done, eventually.
Humboldt County, CA - Author of Totem Magic: Going MAD
"Thanks for being the voice for frogs and other amphibians. You rock!"
Santa Monica, CA
"Hi Dr. Kriger. I love your website. I also love frogs. Your absolute passion for frogs and life won me over. I've enclosed a check for membership. I'm so impressed by you and Save The Frogs I'm committing to donate $20 a month!"
Honesdale, PA - Science Editor for Highlights Magazine
"Dear Dr. Kriger, I have been reading about Save The Frogs Day, and I congratulate you on a significant contribution. People like you will keep the rest of us on track in conservation!"
"Kerry, Thank you for choosing to be a champion of frogs. I am not aware of any other specialist who spends his time trying to preserve this species. You deserve much credit for your efforts!"
Boston, MA - Student Member, Boston University
"I'm majoring in biology with specialization in ecology and conservation biology, and I'm planning on being a frog biologist one day. Thank you so much for all the work you do! It's such an important cause, and I tell everyone I know about Save The Frogs."
Clarkston, MI - Green Frog Member
"I applaud all of you for your efforts to save frogs - I live here in Michigan and during my senior year of college, I worked with frogs and fell in love with them. My son and I catch (and release) many each year to admire them. I support what you do, and would love to do something in my area here that helps preserve frog habitat. Thank you again, for being wonderful, caring people :o)" --Katalin
SAVE THE FROGS! Charter Member
"Dear Kerry, Thank you for the opportunity for my daughter, Lauren, and I to hear your important message about saving our endangered frogs. We learned a lot, and Lauren is very inspired to share your work with her friends and family. Please pass on our thanks also to your sponsors, FrogBox and the Mountain View Conservation and Breeding Centre.
Great job! Warm Regards, Jan"
California - Age 10
"Save The Frogs is a wonderful site. Someday frogs will be saved all thanks to you people.....you rock"
Urban Architect - Vancouver, BC
"Thanks for sharing the message Kerry! Thanks to you and SAVE THE FROGS!, our multi-cultural frogs and eco-film night (the Green Leap Forward) was a super success...over 200 visitors sat under the stars to watch our presentation.
Our whole frog and film night was inspired by you, initiated with this year's inaugural Save The Frogs Day. Without your passion and inspiration, none of this would have happened here in Richmond and Vancouver, Canada. :-) "
District Director for Assemblymember Bill Monning
Santa Cruz, CA
"I appreciate your organization taking on the issue of methyl iodide. Thanks for all you do to help save the frogs!"
Ecology Action; Santa Cruz, CA
"Kerry, everyone who ever hears you talk is blown away. Children are especially taken with your message. Hope your summer is productive in your quest to save the frogs."
Departments of Biology & Environmental Studies; Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia
"Kerry, if we can collaborate with you in the future along the lines of your Academy here in VA, please let me know. Continued CONGRATULATIONS on the remarkable international success of STF! Cheers, Mike"
Student, Frog Lover
"Dear Dr. Kerry Kriger, I myself am an 11 year-old who has a dream of becoming a future herpetologist. Ever since I was little, I have had a fascination for frogs and other amphibians. You not only have inspired me as a fellow scientist to try to become a herpetologist, but also have made me more aware of the animals and the world around me. I hope later your inspiration will pay off! Thank you, once again, to the man who has inspired me to do what I will later do and to what I have done."
"Hi, I just wanted you to know that you have really inspired my son John. He is 10 yrs old and has loved frogs from a very early age. After reading about you in the newspaper, he has been "spreading the word". He made some fliers of his own and has given them to several people. He even handed them out at our garage sale and explained the "cause" to a couple shoppers. Pretty impressive for a 10 year old. He also asked everyone in the family to donate a portion of our garage sale "proceeds" to save the frogs. So I'm sending a check for $70 to you today.
Thank you for your efforts, Sincerely, Joan Schafer"
Animals Today Radio, Palm Springs, CA
"I want to sincerely thank you for coming on and for all the important information you provided to our listeners. We think you and Save The Frogs! are doing great work."
Forest Friends Ghana & NEAR FM90 Enviro Radio, Dublin, Ireland
"Kerry, thanks for the interview today. It went very well. My daughter who lives in Connecticut listens to the programme every week and gives me an honest assessment. She said that it was one of the best interviews, for many reasons. This included the vast amount of experience in the environmental areas; the way you put the ideas accross; your enthusiasm for the subject and the wonderful and professional way in which the information is presented in your web site. She had studied the website beforehand as I had told her that you would be on the programme. So once again thanks."
Former Vice President, Online Marketing & Communications
Defenders of Wildlife
"I think you've done *amazing* work with SAVE THE FROGS!"
SAVE THE FROGS! Member & Teacher - Windsor, NY
"Kerry, Thank you so much for all you are doing to save frogs. I am a lifelong frog/amphibian enthusiast and was somewhat aware of some of the threats to them, but I am the first to admit that I was not terribly knowledgeable about the critical nature of the threats and dangers they are currently facing nor about ways average citizens can help save them. I was thrilled when I stumbled upon savethefrogs.com because it gave me a starting point to begin educating my young students (and myself) about what we can do to help. My class is a self-contained special education classroom for severely emotionally disturbed Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders. However, even though these young children have experienced neglect, abuse, and severe emotional trauma, they have some of the biggest, kindest hearts I have ever had the privilege of caring for, especially when it comes to animals. They have jumped on this cause with all of their small hearts! We have been busy learning about frogs (I do it every spring) and life cycles, so I've incorporated a lot of ideas from savethefrogs.com. I also have permission for my students set up a table during the 2 hour lunch block in our school on April 25th to pass out info cards and answer questions about frogs. My students are busy making posters and learning as much as they can so they can "teach the big kids and grown ups" about frog & amphibian conservation efforts. Again, thank you so much for all that you do!"
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
"Thanks for standing up for the frogs. We are destroying our natural environments and wildlife species at an alarming rate! We must develop lifestyles that are harmonious and protective of all natural environments and all wildlife species."
Barrett Elementary School - Arlington, VA
2004 Virginia Teacher of the Year
"I loved the Powerpoint for elementary school students."
Children's Author - Avondale, PA
"My congratulations to you on the important work you are doing in regard to the amphibian world! My sincerest thanks for all you do."
New York Turtle & Tortoise Society - Director of Rehabilitation
"Hi Kerry, I am so impressed with all the work you have done. How wonderful to have so many people who care about frogs. It’s great that there are so many children involved, education is so important. I know there is a long way to go but what a great beginning. Congratulations."
San Juan Islands, Washington
"I am an avid life-long amphibian fan and I think it is wonderful what you are doing and thank you for it. I am very worried about these invaluable creatures and it breaks my heart and spirit to think there might be world without frogs. What would childhood be like without pollywogs? How empty would spring and summer nights be without frog song? How sick would our planet be? Pretty sick already I know. It frightens me for all life. Thank you again for your work."
Author - Totem Magic
"Frogs are so lucky to have some productive advocates like you looking out for them. I cannot even see a frog without thinking or talking about you guys. And I live in coastal Northern California, so you come up a lot! Thank you for your efforts. It makes me a little happier knowing you are there and busy doing good work."
Program Officer -- IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, Washington, DC
"Hi Kerry, I just wanted to make sure you were aware that the January edition of FrogLog will be focusing on different educational initiatives from around the world that address amphibian conservation issues. I am always pointing our members towards your work as a great example of engaging with the broader global community so it would be fantastic if you were able to provide an article. I am thinking of maybe a two to four pager outlining all the different things you and your team are doing, however I am totally up to whatever you think would help further your efforts the most."
Teacher - Zululand, South Africa
"I have taught first grade for 20 years. Frogs and amphibians have played a major part in my nature studies. We have amazingly cool frogs here in Zululand, but most local people are afraid of frogs and toads and have cultural biases against them. Teaching these kids is incredibly rewarding, because they go from hate and loathing to fascinated intrigue and real concern for the welfare of our amphibian friends! We have a pond and are encouraging others to build them. THANK YOU for your hard work on behalf of frogs!!!!
Virginia Zoo - Norfolk, VA
"Hello! Just keeping you updated! This Saturday (24 April) is Virginia Zoo's Earth Day event. I'll be running an Amphibian Conservation booth, & will be talking about the threats amphibs face, why amphibians are important, & how people can help. I made a display board, & will be passing out Save the Frogs/Save the Frogs Day flyers! Some amphibian ambassadors from our education animal collection will be out at the booth, too. I want to thank you for the great resources that are available on www.savethefrogs.com! It really made everything much easier for me! All the best, Brooke Wilson"
Teacher, Scaly Tailz, Bloomington, IN
"Kerry, thank you so very much for all of the fantastic work that you and Save The Frogs have done, and are doing, and will be doing! Your passion for amphibians is obvious, and I'm very proud to know you." -- Sheryl Mitchell
"Kerry, Thanks so much for all your hard work protecting amphibians, for in raising awareness of their plight you are helping to save us all. Happy New Year!" -- Lisa Miller
Poet, High School Student - Lexington, KY
"My name is Arlene Wang and I was recently announced the 13-17 category winner for the Save the Frogs Poetry Contest. I want to thank you for this amazing honor. I hope to use the prize money towards my college education, and I wish future winners will be able to use theirs to pursue their dreams. I love writing (mostly prose) but it took a little push to write poetry. Frog conservation has been a newfound interest of mine along with environmentalism. Save the Frogs is a great organization, and keep doing what you are doing!
Sincerely, Arlene Wang"
Director of Policy, Planning, and Communications
Wyoming Community Development Authority
"When I viewed your photographs online in regards to Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande restaurants I was struck with the realization that you really do stand behind what you promote. I have read further into your work and have become increasingly impressed with your efforts. Keep up the good work, you may be our flipper footed friends best chance for a future."
Teacher Eastwood Boys & Girls Club - Salem, OR
"We were excited to draw for your cause here at the Eastwood Boys & Girls Club. We wish you the best of luck with your foundation and welcome any educational materials you may have to further expand our knowledge of frogs. My members encouraged me to apply for the art contest as well, so we hope you enjoy the wide range of artistic pieces from Salem's youth!"
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Center for Species Survival - Washington, DC
"Congrats on launching Save the Frogs in Ghana, looks like an awesome, worthwhile venture."
Head of Rehabilitation, New York Turtle & Tortoise Society
"Congratulations on all the work you have been doing
with and for the frogs. I am blown away every time I look at your site."
"Good luck. I think it is a great idea to have this site to make more people aware that these amazing creatures are endangered."
Stuffed Animal Designer & Film Producer - Hidden Valley Lake, CA
"Dear Kerry, We at Orchid Jade Living realize the importance of the educational and scientific field work that SAVE THE FROGS! is doing. It is dedicated individuals like you, and organizations like SAVE THE FROGS! that provide both hope and actual positive results. We have decided to increase the percentage of proceeds from frog-go® sales that we donate to SAVE THE FROGS! Instead of 5%, from now on we are going to donate 10% to SAVE THE FROGS! Warm regards and keep up the Great Work!"
BioBlitz Festival Coordinator
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
"On behalf of the frogs, thank you for all the great work you are doing!"
"One of the most memorable stories I ever read in all the memorable stories I ever read, and I read many with all the save the planet organizations I am involved with, was the story of a boy that lived next to a swampy area. He used to lay awake at night and hear it come to life with the frogs and other creatures, but he spoke mostly of the frogs. One day, a big bulldozer came, turned up all the land, and buried the frogs that could not escape. An entire little ecosystem gone in a few hours. Thank you for all you do."
"ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! And THANK YOU! Congratulations on this amazing journey of protecting life on Earth. Live long and prosper."
"Thank you for the work that you do. Gives me hope for a future, for all of our species."
Composer & Photographer , Michigan
Dr. Kerry Kriger has done so much to help SAVE THE FROGS internationally. I work with kids and they are interested in Dr. Kriger's web site and what needs to be done to help "Save the Frogs", our bioindicators. Song I wrote, "Save the Frogs" has been song across the US and is available to download on www.savethefrogs.com on the Teachers For Frogs page...near the bottom. It is so important to help this next generation be aware of how the frogs' habitat is threatened in many areas.
US Environmental Protection Agency
Science Communications & Outreach, National Exposure Research Laboratory - Research Triangle Park, NC
"On behalf of my colleagues, we do thank you for your efforts to conserve and protect our natural resources and the creatures who depend on it. We wish you the very best in your endeavors.
Regards, Robin Baily"
Biologist - Three Rivers, MI
"I applaud you and the group on your outstanding efforts to promote all of the activities associated with educating the public about things we can all do to promote wise conservation of wetlands in general and frog populations in particular. I fully support the mission of SAVE THE FROGS! and will do what I can to continue promoting the activities that you so effectively have created. I especially admire how you are taking the message to communities and nations around the world, and involving young people who - once they understand the crisis that exists in their own country - can contribute their energies to the vision you have been sharing in your travels. I'm now retired and living in southwest Michigan on a nature sanctuary that has many lilly ponds and am enjoying the calls of many species of frogs which are just awakening from a long, cold Michigan winter. I have a major birthday coming up this summer, and have asked my family (through my wife) to let everyone know that I would most appreciate them making donations to Save The Frogs! instead of any gifts. You are doing a great job managing a truly worthwhile effort. Thanks!
Sincerely, Vic Eichler"
Red Frog Member - Germantown, MD
"I recently have decided to go back to school and pursue a career in endangered species preservation due to the story of the Panamanian Golden Frog. I have always had a passion for animals, especially reptiles and amphibians and decided I can no longer work in the finance field, it is time for me to pursue my dream. I want to thank you for everything you are doing from the bottom of my heart. I will do my best to encourage my friends and family to give to your program as well, and hopefully a few years down the road once I have a formal education on the subject, we'll get to work together."
"I think what you are doing is outstanding. You're giving a voice to innocent amphibians who are in for a harsh fate. This really shows your character and who you are and what you believe in. You are a true inspiration. Thank you.
A supporter, Kaitlynne"
Saratoga Springs, NY
"I'm a student at Saratoga High School and I take Science Research where we come up with our own experiment. Mine is on frogs and Bd. Your website has been so helpful in my research and I think its a great cause. I have visited the Save The Frogs website too many times to count, and have used several of your own publications in my research paper. A lot of the work you are doing has become such an inspiration to me in my own work, both research and promoting amphibian conservation among my peers. I found out that my school is still doing frog dissections and I am drafting a letter against it to the department head and hoping that goes well."
"Great idea, folks! I've never thought of frogs and amphibians - from now on, I will."
SAVE THE FROGS! Member, Santa Cruz, California
"Hi Kerry. Thank you so much for all the work you are doing. Your commitment and enthusiasm are very encouraging."
Reiki Master; Pocatello, Idaho
"What you are doing is amazing and the frogs that remain in this world are grateful you are their voice!"
Student; Saratoga Springs, NY
"Dear Dr. Kriger, My name is Emily, I am a senior at Saratoga Springs High School. I studied The presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Adirondacks. I know you're busy traveling and with the up coming Save The Frogs Day but I wanted to share my results with you. Your website has helped me so much with my research. Thanks, Emily Boivin"
Zoologist - Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
"Dear Dr. Kerry, Thank you very much for your wonderful work in the field of frog conservation. I am also an ardent supporter of your inititative and closely following your instruction through your online classes and presentations. I would be glad to work in frog conservation area in Nepal. I would appreciate if you suggest to me how I can be the part of your movement."
Drummer - Frogs Gone Fishin'; Boulder, CO
"Let me start off by saying how amazing your company and mission is. Its so disheartening and shocking to me how disconnected from nature society has become, and especially Americans. Those that are illuminated and conscious have an obligation to spread awareness and be an active part of the eco-revolution!"
Project Coordinator - Montserrat Department of Environment
"Congratulations on your fantastic organization and the work you are doing to help save the frogs. I think the Save The Frogs Day is a wonderful initiative and we are very proud to be involved in it."
"Maija (11 years old) saw your presentation at the Museum of Science in Boston. She has always been a frog fan, but since seeing this has become a vigilante for trying to save frogs and bees! When asked by my mother what she wanted for XMAS it was instant: "To contribute to Save The Frogs - buy me a t-shirt!". It is great that you are capturing childrens interest; it will definitely mold an aspect of what she decides to do in life.
Sincerely, MO Orlovsky"
Cedar Rapids, IA
"Don't think I have ever had so much fun or learned so much from any website as I did on the Save The Frogs website! Amazing. I have shared your website with several high school and community college students here in Iowa and quite honestly, have been impressed with their knowledge, concern, and interest about environmental effects on amphibians."
Student - South Africa
"Well done! This is an awesome site. I absolutely love frogs and am studying to be a herpetologist. This website has helped me out a lot."
Biologist - University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
"Dear Dr Kriger, You are a true gem and an angel to this planet, never could have imagined that a scientific researcher can even work this way. You are the person in my life who inspired me the most in amphibian studies, specifically frogs. You are my Guru from today onwards. I try to follow your footsteps so that we, scientists can make human race aware of this existing amphibian population decline. Regards, Dr. Ravinder Sappa"
"Thank you for letting people know about the disappearance of the frogs/toads. I will let everybody I know about the tragedy. Keep up the good work. The frogs/toads are counting on us.
--A frog/toad lover, Barbara E. Snyder"
"You and all your supporters have proved beyond doubt that you have the skills base, the will and determination to overcome all adversities, set backs and failures, as you have gotten this far and achieved much that's beyond my meagre means. Think creatively and seek unusual financial ways that will carry SAVE THE FROGS! onto become a strong worldwide phenomenon."
Photographer - Bulgaria
"Hi! I'm a freelance filmmaker from Bulgaria. I was very excited to find savethefrogs.com and I want to congratulate you on the excellent job you've done! Your mission is very important and I hope it gets more and more popular."
Naturalist/Environmental Educator/Wildlife Warrior -
Earthshine Mountain Lodge, North Carolina
"Hello Kerry, I really like your site and your passion for saving amphibians."
Prospect Sierra School
El Cerrito, CA
"Mr. McKissock has been teaching and helping our school raise tadpoles every year to help with the Pacific Chorus Frog population in the Bay Area. It is a big component of our curriculum and we are very proud to be doing something useful to help save the frogs. It is really nice to get so many ideas from the SaveTheFrogs website. Thank you!"
Author, New Jersey
Thank you for this excellent site! There's very little current information available, even on the Internet! I write children's fiction (about frogs!). I appreciate the beauty, clarity, and reasonableness of what you have created.
Advocacy Program Director - Friends of the Sea Otter
"Keep up the good work in saving our amphibians!!!"
11 years old - Colorado
"I love your website. I am positively the biggest frog lover in the world. I am eleven years old and I live in Colorado. My name is Kathryn and my room is totally decorated in frog stuff. Thanks."
Quaker Concern for Animals - United Kingdom
"I love your site and have signed up for your e-newsletter. Very well done on the anti-frogs' legs on the menu campaign. Very best wishes and thanks for all you do for these wonderful and vulnerable creatures."
Biologist - Olympia, WA
"The SAVE THE FROGS! Website is the most important to me. It reaches so many people, provides a way to easily make a donation, gives people easy access to huge amounts of information on what the problem is and how they can get involved, has fun contests to get children and adults to start thinking about frogs and offers this wonderful opportunity to make more powerful amphibian conservationists. The website is an extremely powerful tool to get the words of SAVE THE FROGS! out there."
"Hi Dr. Kriger, I watched the NOVA PBS show about the plight of frogs around the world. I have a small lake behind my house and I listen to the frogs in it at night. It is a very comforting sound that I fall to sleep to and it would be terrible if the frogs dissappeared. I know that frogs are such an important part of the world's ecologies but I did not know they are in such dire straights. I know about your web site now and will consider becoming a regularly paying member annually. Thank you for your own dedication and great work to save these small fragile survivors."
Green Frog Member - Ottawa, Canada
"I just wanted to let you know that I have been loving being a new Save The frogs Supporter. I love the newsletter and the website. It has kept me informed and made me want to help more and more each day. I am going to be donating to get those Chicago Ohare posters up shortly."
Healthcare Administrator - Columbia, MD
"Thank you for caring about these little guys! They need to be protected -- as do all animals!"
San Francisco, CA
"If you ever have the chance to hear Dr. Kerry Kriger lecture at the California Academy of Science, do take that opportunity. Excellent and critical message for us all!"
"Thank you for assisting and supporting these innocent, defenseless creatures and by so doing protect us all."
"Don't think I have ever had so much fun or learned so much from any website as I did on the Save The Frogs website! Amazing."
"We desperately need a group like this in Cape Town! Over half of South Africa's frog and toad species live here; and many of these exist only here and nowhere else in the world. Unfortunately, lots of people want to live here too and we are wiping out habitats unbelievably quickly!"
"You are doing an admirable job - congratulations on all your initatives - it gives me hope to see such dedication. You are really making a difference - bravo!"
"I believe in Save The Frogs. Wildlife in general is at risk, but these little guys are always overlooked. They play a large role in the foundation of our ecosystem, and anything that affects it affects them the most. Dr. Kriger and his team have worked hard to bring this to our attention and to stop unnecessary damage to frog habitat. Thank you Dr. Kriger, and thank you to all who have voted. Pass it on to friends, and family, to support this more than worthy cause.
Best Regards, Martin Miller"
Santa Cruz, CA
"Kerry, Thanks for the awesome talk! You have a real talent with kids - they loved it!""
"Thank you for an informative, interesting website, and an obvious enthusiasm for saving the frogs."
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
"Hi Kerry, your website and your work look outstanding. You are the hero for many in this area."
San Clemente, CA
Dear Kerry, It is you who deserves the thanks for your vision, hard work and self-sacrificing. You're an inspiration not only to us old folks, but to the coming generations. There's no doubt that you will long be remembered and what a legacy!
Hugs and Ribbits, Joy
London, United Kingdom
"Hi there Kerry! As soon as I found your exciting SAVE THE FROGS! site, I joined up. I wish you and all your members every success with growing stronger and especially for your annual Save The Frogs Day this coming Saturday. I applaud you and am pleased to now be a member of STF. Thank you very much for showing such integrity. And thank you for giving us all hope, too. Cheers and best wishes."
"I am always amazed to see all that Save The Frogs is doing for the cause. I strongly believe in it and do what I can to support. I will be available for the next two months, If you need some hands for anything let me know. I can also travel anywhere in the world for specific needs."
University of California at Berkeley
"Dear Kerry, I am faculty at UC Berkeley and work on amphibian declines issues, among other things in my lab. I have been meaning to send you a note for some time and finally have a break from teaching to do so. Mainly I wanted to express my gratitude for what you are doing - Save The Frogs makes such an important contribution. I have been following your work and participating in my own small way. Inspired by your work, one of the things I do is run a Save The Frogs Day annually for pre-school and Kindergarteners. This year, we have three different STF Days hosted at UC Berkeley and will reach over 100 local public school children."
Santa Clara, CA
"Dear Dr. Kriger, Congratulations on the victory in Santa Cruz! Thanks for sending updates on Save the Frogs news. I think you have done a wonderful job yourself with the website. I know if it weren't for you, I would have never thought on my own to help Save the Frogs! I appreciate and thank you for your passion with all you do to help Save the Frogs! I hope to send a donation very soon!
Regards, Jacqueline Lopez"
Pilot - Florida
"The work you are doing is truly great for the world."
Conservationist - Ontario, Canada
"I am happy to support SAVE THE FROGS!. Awesome organization doing great work for such a good cause. I myself help protect amphibians and reptiles in Ontario, Canada. Currently, I am working with a volunteer stewardship group in my home town to build wetlands and create turtle and snake habitat features along the Thames River. I also monitor amphibian breeding activity in local wetlands in Guelph, Ontario. Conservation is close to my heart."
Save The Frogs Member - Pacific Grove, CA
"When I lived in rural Missouri I loved hearing the spring peepers! I can't remember the last time I saw a frog or even heard one, but just knowing that they are out there still and that a local group is out there working for them makes me happy. And in a small way that I might help gives me satisfaction. Thanks, Celia"
"I grew up along a creek and remember looking at tadpoles. The watershed where I grew up really shaped the person I am today. Thanks for the work you are doing to save the frogs."
Mom - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
"Seeing the good things your group is accomplishing and knowing other people care about frogs and are making a difference is very encouraging. Good luck with your organization, and keep saving those frogs!"
"Hello, I am Harshita Mishra of 10th standard studying in Delhi Public School, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. I was just surfing the net when I saw your amazing page. It is good to know that somebody really cares about planet Earth. I want to get involved with you people. Not just me, I want my entire school and the complete society to work with you people and save the planet. What can I do?
You people are doing a great job! Kudos!"
Journalist - Western Massachussetts
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the dedicated work you are doing to save our planet's wonderful amphibians. Keep up your invaluable work!"
Vice President - Fairfax Master Naturalists
SAVE THE FROGS! Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger taught a free course entitled "Instruction and application of quantitative PCR molecular techniques for the study of amphibian epidemics", which took place at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City on October 5th-9th 2009, and was attended by 25 scientists from Panama, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Read more about the course here. This is what the students said:
“Magnifico que realicer estas actividades. Espero que se forme un buen grupo de analysis de quitrido y que sigan obteniendo apoyo.”
“El curso fue extraordinario, seria bueno se repitieran.“
“Creo que ha sido el curso mas complete dictado en Centro y Suramerica sobre esta tecnica. Lleno completemente mis expectativas.”