In 2016, I led a project in saving the stream dependent mountain frogs (locally called “Paha”) in the highlands of Manaslu Conservation Area, Nepal. Paha are hunted widely in the mountains of Nepal, including the lower settlements of Manaslu, primarily for food use and secondarily for presumed health benefits.
SAVE THE FROGS! is an international organization that has pioneered efforts to improve the welfare of frogs worldwide and has set up an international network of volunteers. The difficulties facing amphibians in Nepal is what attracted SAVE THE FROGS! Member & Scholarship Recipient Bandana Adhikari to the organization. With a Master’s in Environmental Science under her belt, she is keen to pursue a career in the field of wildlife and conservation.
If you are interested in joining one of our amazingly frog-filled SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours, we want your input! Please help us develop future ecotours by completing the survey below so that we know where and when you want to travel. Your input helps ensure we create tours that align with your travel goals, thus increasing your chances of being able to join us on a future frogging adventure. Your input means a lot to us, so we thank you in advance!
Brazilian amphibian biologist Dr. Pedro Peloso gave a fabulous presentation on “How Photography Can Be Used To Promote Science Communication And Conservation Of Biodiversity” for our January 23rd, 2019 SAVE THE FROGS! Webinar. Amphibian enthusiasts from around the world attended Dr. Peloso’s online presentation featuring amazing photos of Brazil’s amphibians and an abundance of information on their ecology, the threats they face, and ways to save them.
Let’s put the life back into the life sciences. Frogs are one of the most commonly dissected animals in science classrooms today. Fortunately there are hundreds of innovative frog friendly resources that can be used to teach students anatomy without having to sacrifice amphibians. In the video you will learn how you can help save frogs from dissection by converting to more humane and environmentally-friendly 21st century tech learning tools.
We are pleased to announce an upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! Webinar featuring amphibian biologist Victor Acosta Chaves discussing “The Amphibians of Costa Rica: Diversity & Threats”. This free online presentation will feature amazing photos of Costa Rica’s amphibians and an abundance of information on their ecology, the threats they face, and ways to save them.
For Manoj Pokharel, based in Nepal, frogs are “an irreplaceable part of nature” and it is their uniqueness that he finds so fascinating. What prompted him to become actively involved in conservation was the realization that despite their importance to the ecosystem, frogs and other amphibians are the most threatened group of organisms on the planet.
Research published in 2016 showed that Common Toads have declined in Britain by nearly 70% over the past 30 years. The decline is unprecedented for such a widespread and ubiquitous species within Europe. There are a number of causes for the decline, but like most species declines, habitat loss is one of the biggest.