SAVE THE FROGS! protects amphibian populations and empowers ordinary citizens to make extraordinary contributions to the betterment of the planet.

SAVE THE FROGS! is the world's most effective amphibian conservation organization. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. 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.

Since 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers have held over 1,900 educational events in 57 countries to inspire, educate and empower people like you to protect and care for amphibians. SAVE THE FROGS! has created, restored and protected habitat for threatened amphibian populations; spearheaded successful local, state and federal governmental actions on behalf of amphibians; and otherwise educated millions of people worldwide about amphibians.

As we continue our work to counteract the harm being done to frog populations, your financial support is more crucial than ever. Please support our efforts by donatingvolunteeringspreading the word and purchasing some eco-friendly merchandise from the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center. And we would love you to become a member

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Welcome to the SAVE THE FROGS! Community

Thank you for your interest in amphibian conservation! Since 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! has been at the forefront of worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Our global network of staff, volunteers and donors have organized over 2,000 SAVE THE FROGS! educational events in 57+ countries, helping to raise awareness, implement new legislation, create and restore wildlife habitat, empower the next generation of amphibian conservationists and introduce millions of people to the wild world of frogs.

SAVE THE FROGS! is a 501(c)(3) public charity, funded primarily by donations from nature enthusiasts like you. If you share our vision of a world in which amphibians and humans co-exist and the sounds of frogs calling still fills the nighttime air, we encourage you to support our efforts by donating to SAVE THE FROGS! today. We appreciate your support, which makes our efforts possible!

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SAVE THE FROGS! Statement Of Purpose

Amphibian populations have been rapidly disappearing worldwide. SAVE THE FROGS! was founded in 2008 as America's first public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. The specific objectives and purposes of SAVE THE FROGS! are:

  1. To educate the public concerning the necessity of protecting the world’s amphibian populations, and to provide businesses, governments, schools, scientists, and members of the public with information and capabilities that will enable them to protect amphibian populations;

  2. To sponsor seminars, lectures and other educational events where community leaders, government and organizational representatives, and concerned members of the public may meet to exchange ideas, suggest solutions, and implement strategies to protect amphibian populations;

  3. To create and restore amphibian habitat and to train and inspire landowners and biologists to do likewise;

  4. To conduct worldwide scientific research aimed at stopping amphibian extinctions, and to disseminate the results of this research to the public;

  5. To meet with governmental representatives, report to governmental committees, agencies, and boards; and generally to attempt to help local, state, and federal lawmakers establish enforceable legislation to help protect wetland areas and amphibian populations;

  6. To challenge policies and proposals that harm or have the likely outcome of harming amphibian populations;

  7. To provide awards, grants and scholarships to dedicated individuals and organizations involved in amphibian conservation; and

  8. To expand and redefine our educational and environmental programs from time to time as necessary to meet the continuing challenge of protecting the world’s amphibian populations.

You can share your thoughts about the SAVE THE FROGS! Statement of Purpose by leaving feedback on our Feedback page!

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SAVE THE FROGS! informational booth, California, 2013

Why We Must SAVE THE FROGS!

Frogs are an integral part of the food web

Tadpoles keep waterways clean by feeding on algae. Adult frogs eat large quantities of insects, including disease vectors that can transmit fatal illnesses to humans (i.e. mosquitoes/malaria). Frogs also serve as an important food source to a diverse array of predators, including dragonflies, fish, snakes, birds, beetles, centipedes and even monkeys. Thus, the disappearance of frog populations disturbs an intricate food web, and results in negative impacts that cascade through the ecosystem.

"Insect masses like fireworks explode.
Dengue, Malaria, West Nile Virus:
Discomfort, despair will fill your abode.
This is what your life will be without us."
--Frog Poetry by Michael Dutton

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Photo from Borneo courtesy David Dennis.

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SAVE THE FROGS! TED-Ed Video

Watch The SAVE THE FROGS! Ted-ED Video

Amphibians are in danger -- worldwide, nearly one-third of amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teamed up with TED to produce the video below, which has been viewed over 175,000 times. Please watch and enjoy exploring our website and finding ways that you can SAVE THE FROGS!

SAVE THE FROGS! Revenues: 2008-2015

SAVE THE FROGS! accomplishes an incredible amount on a very small budget: on average our annual revenues are less than one thousandth of what The Big Guys bring in each year. While it is fabulous that SAVE THE FROGS! accomplishes so much with every dollar we raise, we are limited by our total revenues, which from 2008-2015 averaged only $118,847 per year.

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Egg masses of the Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica). Photo courtesy Kristiina Hurme.

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Dollar For Dollar, Save The Frogs Blows The Big Guys Away

Have you ever been curious about the charities you support spend your donations? Would you like to ensure your donations get used for the greatest good? If you are like most donors, the answers are YES and YES!

I chose five of the largest and most well-known environmental charities (we will refer to them as The Big Guys) and I compiled their relevant financial data to compare it to that of SAVE THE FROGS!. My goal was to determine how SAVE THE FROGS! is doing in regards to wise use of donor funds. The five charities I chose all have annual revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and all five have average revenues over 1,000 times greater than does SAVE THE FROGS!, so it is safe to assume these charities collect a significant proportion of the world's environmental donations.

Meet The Big Guys:

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Greenpeace International
  • Conservation International
  • Natural Resources Defense Council

The Big Guys all do fabulous things for the environment; this article is only intended to examine how their supporters' donations are spent. Read on to find out what I found out!

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Frog art by SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Alyssa Castelluccio. Volunteerism is one way SAVE THE FROGS! reduces our expenses. Thousands of frog enthusiasts worldwide have volunteered for SAVE THE FROGS! over the years.

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Submit Your Feedback

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks your feedback! Please let us know what you love about our organization...and how can we improve. Give us your thoughts on our programs, our website, our methods, or anything that's on your mind. Your feedback will help us save as many amphibians from extinction as possible AND help ensure that we provide you with the best experience possible. Please submit your feedback using the form below. We appreciate your input!

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Scinax fuscovarius, Pico das Cabras, São Paulo, Brazil

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SAVE THE FROGS! Accomplishments: 2008-2016

Thank you to all our supporters who are an integral part of the SAVE THE FROGS! community and help us create a better world for humans and wildlife. I founded SAVE THE FROGS! in 2008 with a vision of spreading amphibian awareness and connecting the worldwide community of amphibian biologists and enthusiasts. What was once merely a vision has become a worldwide organization that has transcended cultural and geographical boundaries to create a significantly better planet for amphibians and for humans. Read on to learn about our multitude of accomplishments!

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Photo of Plectrohyla exquisita from Honduras courtesy of Tom Brown.

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Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1980, and this is NOT normal: amphibians naturally go extinct at a rate of only about one species every 500 years!!! Amphibian populations are faced with an array of environmental problems, including pollution, infectious diseases, habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, and over-harvesting for the pet and food trades. Unless we act quickly, amphibian species will continue to disappear, resulting in irreversible consequences to the planet’s ecosystems and to humans. Frogs eat mosquitoes; provide us with medical advances; serve as food for birds, fish and monkeys; and their tadpoles filter our drinking water. Plus frogs look and sound cool, and kids love them -- so there are lots of reasons to save the frogs!

“When we save the frogs, we’re protecting all our wildlife, all our ecosystems and all humans.”
-- Dr. Kerry Kriger, Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, Washington DC, Save The Frogs Day, April 29 2011

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"And what is there to life if a man cannot hear the lonely cry of a whippoorwill or the arguments of the frogs around a pond at night?"

-- Chief Seattle, 1854

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The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Our method of accomplishing this is to educate, inspire and empower you and other nature lovers around the world; and to provide a multitude of opportunities for you to make a positive impact for amphibians and the planet, regardless of the predominant political, social or economic conditions that surround you. Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!

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How To Contact SAVE THE FROGS!

You can email SAVE THE FROGS! at:
contact@savethefrogs.com

You can write to us at:
SAVE THE FROGS!
1968 S. Coast Hwy Suite 622
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

You can call us at:
415-878-6525

You can connect with SAVE THE FROGS! through social media at:
- YouTube: www.savethefrogs.com/youtube
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/savethefrogs
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/savethefrogs
- LinkedIn: www.savethefrogs.com/linkedin
- Google+: www.savethefrogs.com/google
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/savethefrogs

If you love frogs enough to want to enquire about them, we encourage you to please donate and/or become a member and help support our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts so that an abundance of amphibians cover the Earth for the enjoyment of generations to come. Thank you for your dedication to the frogs!

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"The next generation should take for granted what the hard work and dedication of this generation has accomplished. They should then, standing on the shoulders of their predecessors, establish a new high as the baseline for the generation after them."

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