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. Learn all about our efforts on our About page, and by reading the articles below, which appear in chronological order, with the most recent articles at the top.
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks your input before we finalize our Three Year Plan, which includes an array of activities aimed at protecting amphibian populations and promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. The plan in its current form will require $580,400 to implement, and our goal is to raise one-third of the funds before embarking on our second decade in May 2018.
The SAVE THE FROGS! mission remains an urgent one, given that about one-third of the world’s amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger was recently interviewed on the Edgar Ortega Radio Show to discuss frog conservation. It was an opportunity to discuss a variety of topics important to SAVE THE FROGS! and amphibian conservation.
Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. 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. … Continue reading Welcome to the SAVE THE FROGS! Community
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: To educate the public concerning the necessity of protecting the world’s amphibian populations, and to provide businesses, governments, schools, scientists, and … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Statement Of Purpose
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger conceived and directs the world’s most effective public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibians. Read on to learn about his multitude of accomplishments for the betterment of amphibians and the planet.
“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!” — Chris Brennan; Salamander Biologist, CT
Dr. Kriger on the slopes of Rucu Pichincha, where he led a hike during the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour.
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
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.
Egg masses of the Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica). Photo courtesy Kristiina Hurme.