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A deadly salamander fungus

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 […]

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Chytrid fungus found in Madagascar frogs

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, […]

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Mission Possible: The Search and Rescue of Ghana’s Critically Endangered Giant Squeaker Frog

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, West Africa’s first non-profit organisation dedicated exclusively to the conservation of amphibians, is conducting extensive field surveys and rescue operations for the critically endangered Ghana Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) from 19th– 23rd December, 2014. Volunteers both in Ghana and abroad are welcome to join our experts on this all important […]

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Feeling Tender? Think About The Hellbender.

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 […]

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Protecting the Yellow-Legged Frogs and Yosemite Toads

On behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! and California’s endangered amphibians, on November 18th, 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger submitted the following letter to the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s official call for public comment related to its proposal to protect three of California’s threatened amphibian species: “I am a professional biologist with a Ph.D. in environmental […]

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One Of The World’s Rarest Frogs Finally Found

Less than 14 individuals of the Giant Squeaker Frog are known to survive Kumasi, Ghana, October 23, 2013. After four years of intensive search for the Krokosua Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua), a team of scientists from the nonprofit SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana (http://savethefrogs.com/ghana) found the critically endangered frog at Ghana’s Western Region Sui River Forest Reserve. […]

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Help save the Yellow-Legged Frogs and Yosemite Toads

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) seeks your comments on their proposal to list as endangered species the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog, all populations of Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs that occur north of the Tehachapi Mountains, and the Yosemite Toad! They also seek your comments regarding their proposal to designate critical habitat for these species. […]

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Learn about the Amazing Amphibians of California!

Want to learn more about the amphibians of California? SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey discusses the natural history and ecology of many of California’s amazing amphibians, the threats they face, and explains how YOU can help these incredible creatures from extinction! Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/UQwtFFJ2_BI Photo: Mountain Yellow-legged Frog, Vance Vredenburg

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An Introduction to the Frogs and Toads of Ghana

Ghana is home to 84 known amphibian species: 78 frogs, 5 toads and a caecilian. Ghana does not have salamanders or newts. With your support, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana will ensure that every one of these species survives long into the future! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey was able to see many species of frogs […]

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