On behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! and California’s critically endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs (Rana muscosa), on November 20th, 2013, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger submitted the following letter to the National Park Service. The letter is part of the Service’s official call for public comment related to its proposal to remove predatory non-native … Continue reading Saving the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs from non-native fish in our national parks
We need you to speak up to protect amphibians in Alameda County’s Corral Hollow Creek Watershed! California State Parks wants to open thousands of acres of critical amphibian habitat to off-road vehicles (OHV’s). Please attend this Tuesday’s public meeting and speak up for the amphibians (Tuesday November 12th, 730-9pm at Amador Valley High School, 1155 … Continue reading CALIFORNIA: Speak up for Tesla Park’s threatened amphibians
On August 27th, 2013 the US EPA’s Director of Office of Pesticide Programs Dr. Steven Bradbury sent SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger a letter denying our 2011 petition to ban Atrazine (we are continuing to collect signatures!). On September 4th, 2013 Dr. Kriger responded to the EPA with a letter detailing the government’s … Continue reading EPA denies SAVE THE FROGS’ Atrazine Petition; Dr. Kriger’s Response
Several million non-native American Bullfrogs are imported into California each year for use in the food, pet and dissection trades. Bullfrogs are native to eastern North America, but have established populations throughout the western USA, where they cause massive ecological damage due to their voracious appetites for native wildlife; their propensity to spread deadly diseases; and their … Continue reading California: Sign The Petition To Ban The Invasive American Bullfrog!
Tomorrow at 6:30 GMT, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum and Jacqueline Kumadoh of A Rocha Ghana will be featured live on Ghana’s TV3 New Day about the need to protect the Atewa Forest from mining. Gilbert and Jacqueline are representing the Coalition of NGOs Against Mining in Atewa (CONAMA). The TV programme … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Speaking On Television About The Atewa Forest
From Peter Jenkins, Executive Director of the Center for Invasive Species Protection and formerly from Defenders of Wildlife, who 4 years ago co-authored this petition to the USFWS regarding amphibians and the chytrid fungus: Four years after filing the Defenders Bd Petition, it is disappointing to hear that the science has become more compelling, yet … Continue reading Why has the USFWS not taken action on chytrid fungus?
Australia: Say NO to the Cooroy Broiler Farm! The proposed Cooroy Broiler Farm is a corporate-owned factory farm that will hold thousands of chickens and it is going to be built on a ridgeline that will directly impact endangered amphibian populations. Run off from the farm will bleed into streams that will pollute the habitat … Continue reading Say NO to the Cooroy Broiler Farm!
Belgian explorer Louis-Philippe Loncke and Peruvian adventurer Gadiel Rivera Sanchez are circumnavigating Lake Titicaca in Bolivia as part of their expedition TitiKayak. They are monitoring the coastline and helping take underwater photography of the habitat of 150km coastline. This work is in cooperation with Arturo Muñoz of the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative with a goal of helping preserve the lake’s endangered frogs. … Continue reading FROG CONSERVATION IN BOLIVIA
Want to make the pet trade frog-friendly? Then please watch this video about amphibians in the pet trade. SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey and SAVE THE FROGS! Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger discuss the ecological and ethical issues surrounding the amphibian pet trade, and ways we can all work towards reducing the negative impacts … Continue reading Amphibians in the Pet Trade: Ecological and Ethical Issues
Atrazine is one of the world’s most common pesticides: over 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. This harmful pesticide is an endocrine disruptor that can turn male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. Atrazine … Continue reading Tell the EPA to Ban Atrazine!