Long-time SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer Biraj Shrestha from Nepal has won a full fellowship for two years to attend the prestigious University of California, Santa Cruz. Biraj will be enrolled in the Masters Program in Coastal Science and Policy, a recently introduced program under the faculty of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Biraj is one of ten successful candidates chosen from a field of 115 applicants from 46 countries.
Biraj has organized multiple Save The Frogs Day events over the years and has won awards from SAVE THE FROGS! and other organizations to implement amphibian conservation and education programs in the remote Himalayas.
We wish Biraj all the good fortunes in his ambition to work for the betterment of amphibians across the planet.
Dr. Kerry Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, a nonprofit organization that has held over 2,000 educational events in 57 countries to raise awareness of the world’s rapidly disappearing amphibian populations. He is also a musician who has been studying, teaching, recording and performing the classical music of northern India on bamboo flute since 1996. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and has traveled to over 65 countries. His nonprofit efforts in western Africa led him to being inducted as Chief of Environment and Development in the remote village of Yawkrom, in the Western Region of Ghana.