Welcome to the SAVE THE FROGS! Amphibians category archive page! Below you will find a wealth of articles on amphibians, displayed with the most recently published articles at the top. We hope you learn a lot and become inspired to take action for amphibians!
Protecting the beautiful stream frogs of Manaslu in Nepal’s remote Himalayas
SAVE THE FROGS! thanks our generous donors who helped us raise $1,700 to fund a frog conservation initiative in the remote Himalayas of Nepal. SAVE THE FROGS! Task Force Member Biraj Shrestha returned to the Manaslu Conservation Area in March 2017 for a three week research expedition into some of the world’s most dangerous montane amphibian habitats. The “SAVE MANASLU’S FROGS! Research Expedition” was the first expedition of its kind. Further down this page, you can read about the specifics of the expedition, learn about Manaslu’s frog species and meet the expedition team members.
On Saturday, December 10th, SAVE THE FROGS! held an online six-hour frog saving experience called the SAVE THE FROGS! Hang Out. We invited our supporters, members and the general public to an online webinar where our team of amphibian biologists answered questions about amphibian ecology, conservation and about our global frog saving programs. We also … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Hang Out Reaches Sixteen Countries
Frogs in the genus Arthroleptis are often referred to as “squeakers.” This is because of the distinctive high pitched call they make. They are usually small — about the size of a baby’s thumb — with the smallest squeaker measuring merely 15mm in length. The Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) measures up to 50mm, making it the largest squeaker in all of West Africa. As it is about three times the size of the smallest squeaker it must be nothing less than a GIANT!
The strawberry poison dart frog, Oophaga pumilio, has an extraordinary reproductive strategy. Females lay their eggs in leaf-litter or on plants on the rainforest floor. When the tadpoles hatch, one of the parents will coax them to climb onto their back. Then the parent frog transports the tadpoles to small pockets of water in bromeliads or other vegetation, often high in the trees. That is like if you carried a human baby to the top of the Empire State Building!
With less than a week before the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, our team around the world has been busy preparing for our rigorous frog-saving campaigns in West Africa. To our dismay, we received terrible news last night from our friends in Ghana.
While suffering from malaria, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum reported to us that a fire has devastated much of the Sui forest, which is the last known location of the critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frog, Arthroleptis krokosua.
In February/March 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger spent seven days frogging the Peruvian Andes and Amazon. He photographed 31 amphibian species. Here is his story… I had wanted to visit Peru’s Manu National Park since 1999, when I first heard about Manu’s incredible biodiversity. Encompassing both the Andean cloud forests and the … Continue reading Frogging Peru – Days 1 & 2
See the full article in the upcoming December issue of SAVE THE FROGS! Magazine, order here: www.savethefrogs.com/december2015 Photo by Peter de Koning Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, or Bsal, is a recently discovered new member of the chytrid family of deadly pathogenic fungi affecting amphibians. True to the name, B. salamandrivorans affects salamanders rather than frogs, like … Continue reading A deadly salamander fungus
The “megadiverse” frog communities of Madagascar are at risk after discovery of a potentially deadly fungus Conservationists worldwide mobilize to address emerging threat to more than 500 Malagasy frog species The amphibian fungus known as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which has caused the precipitous decline of frog populations in Central America, Australia, the western United States, … Continue reading Chytrid fungus found in Madagascar frogs
Human overpopulation is a primary driver of the amphibian extinction crisis and as our numbers have grown to more than 7 billion, humans have killed off tens of thousands of other species. But we can still save the amphibians that also deserve to live on Earth by choosing to stop hogging the planet! So, if … Continue reading Feeling Tender? Think About The Hellbender.