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Re-Frogging America: the wetland we built in Shingle Springs

On October 14th we built a 72′ x 36′ wetland for endangered California Red-Legged Frogs on private property in Shingle Springs, CA (near Sacramento). Building wetlands on private land is a fantastic way to provide habitat for amphibians and outdoor play areas for children, while educating the local community about the value of wetlands and wildlife. […]

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins $5,000 award from The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana for winning a $5,000 award to further their efforts to protect the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua), one of the world’s most endangered frog species! The goal of the project is to better understand of the ecology of the Giant Squeaker Frog; promote a more conscious local community that […]

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins $5,000 award from The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund 

Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana for winning a $5,000 award to further their efforts to protect the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua), one of the world’s most endangered frog species! The goal of the project is to better understand the ecology of the Giant Squeaker Frog; to promote a more conscious local community that […]

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Re-Frogging America: Stage One

Last week SAVE THE FROGS! spent five amazing days in California’s Eldorado National Forest building wetlands for our official state amphibian, the endangered California Red-Legged Frog with members of the US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Trout Unlimited, Center for Wetland & Stream Restoration. Together we built six wetlands […]

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Success with our Ghana fundraising efforts

Thanks to 88 generous donors from nine countries, we surpassed our fundraising goal of $2,680 and raised $4,020 for our frog-saving efforts in Ghana! On behalf of our staff and volunteers in Ghana as well as frog lovers everywhere, thank you to everyone who supported our efforts in West Africa. We look forward to sending you […]

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Ask the Gilroy Garlic Festival to prohibit frog leg sales

The Gilroy Garlic Festival in California should be celebrating garlic rather than frog extinction. Please call them and ask them to prohibit the selling of frog legs at their festival: 408-842-1625. The frogs being sold are in all likelihood either wild-caught or farm-raised non-native, disease-spreading, predatory American Bullfrogs shipped here from some distant country. Thanks […]

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Governor Jerry Brown signs our frog legislation into law

We are very pleased to announce that on Saturday June 28th, Governor Jerry Brown made amphibious history by signing Assembly Bill 2364 into law, making the California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) the state’s official amphibian (effective January 1st, 2015). Thank you to Governor Brown; Assemblymember Pérez and his staff; the students, teachers and administrators of Sea […]

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Restoration of the Giant Squeaker Frog’s Habitat Gets Underway

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, together with foresters from the Forestry Commission of Ghana (FC) and 100 other volunteers, has cleared a portion of the habitat of the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis kroskosua) of the non-native invasive weed (Chromolaena odorata). To suppress the regrowth of the weed we immediately planted 2,000 native tree seedlings in areas […]

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Our California Red-Legged Frog Legislation Goes To The Governor!

Last fall, Sea View Elementary students sent a letter to Assemblymember Manuel Pérez asking him to create legislation naming the California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) as our official state amphibian. Pérez drafted the legislation earlier this year and SAVE THE FROGS! has twice testified at the State Capitol on behalf of the bill (AB 2364). […]

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Mass Deaths in the Frog Pet Trade

Shawn Ashley et al. (2014) published these alarming findings in their article “Morbidity and Mortality of Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Mammals at a Major Exotic Companion Animal Wholesaler”, published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: “The authors formally investigated a major international wildlife wholesaler and subsequently confiscated more than 26,400 nonhuman animals of […]

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