SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to protecting Bangladesh’s amphibian populations and to promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Bangladesh is home to 37 known species of amphibians, many of which are facing extreme threats due to the country’s dense human population. Habitat destruction and harmful pesticides are … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh
The SAVE THE FROGS! Instagram FeedTo see the amazing photos and videos we post on Instagram on a nearly daily basis, and to be able to comment on our photos there, we encourage you to follow SAVE THE FROGS! on Instagram @savethefrogs Enjoy the photos! You can click the Load More button at the bottom to load … Continue reading
In an effort to make SAVE THE FROGS! Memberships available to all amphibian enthusiasts, we are pleased to offer 50% discounts to full-time students and teachers, and employees of environmental nonprofits. If you meet those criteria and require such financial assistance, while still wanting to financially support our efforts by paying 50% of the standard membership amount, please complete the application below and we will be in touch with you within 14 days.
To further the amphibian conservation efforts of the 10th Annual Save The Frogs Day, we are pleased to announce a round of grants to assist groups who are organizing events and require financial assistance to make their event a success. SAVE THE FROGS! received award requests from 11 organizations from 7 countries, totaling $4,947. While, our original intent was to disburse $2,000 in awards, we have decided to disburse $2,500! These funds will be used to educate communities around the world about amphibian ecology and conservation!
SAVE THE FROGS! Members aspire to be: 1. Protectors. First and foremost, SAVE THE FROGS! Members protect amphibians and their habitats, and do not cause harm to amphibians. 2. Lifelong Learners. SAVE THE FROGS! Members continuously and comprehensively educate themselves about amphibian conservation. 3. Educators. SAVE THE FROGS! Members actively educate their local and online communities … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Members Aspire To Be…
Long-time SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer Biraj Shrestha from Nepal has won a full fellowship for two years to attend the prestigious University of California, Santa Cruz. Biraj will be enrolled in the Masters Program in Coastal Science and Policy, a recently introduced program under the faculty of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Biraj is one of … Continue reading Biraj Shrestha wins fellowship to attend University of California at Santa Cruz
Monteverde Watches and SAVE THE FROGS! have joined efforts to protect the amphibian population and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Monteverde Watches’ Unisex Natura Collection (Frog Edition) was launched for those nature lovers with style, who want to wear on their wrists a quality watch that displays a new frog … Continue reading Monteverde Watches joins the SAVE THE FROGS! cause
One of the best ways to connect with like-minded SAVE THE FROGS! supporters is to join the brand new SAVE THE FROGS! Facebook Group. The goals of this group are to: (1) Connect SAVE THE FROGS! supporters and increase collaboration. (2) Educate you about current events in the world of amphibian conservation. (3) Enable you … Continue reading Join The SAVE THE FROGS! Facebook Group
My number one rule of fundraising is that “Fundraising is critical to mission success”. Over the past decade I have helped raise more than $1,500,000 for worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. As most of SAVE THE FROGS! funding comes via donations from individuals (rather than the government, corporations, foundations or other nonprofits), it is important to know what actually motivates people to donate. I can think of a multitude of reasons people should donate to SAVE THE FROGS!. For instance:
- Your donation funds efforts that protect amphibian habitat and make our environment cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful.
- Your donation helps SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers educate thousands of people about amphibians, in a time when the schools and universities are severely lacking in terms of environmental education.
- Donating fulfills a general human desire to do good, and thus makes you feel good.
- Donating provides you a potential tax deduction, ensuring that more of your hard earned money gets used for environmental protection and less goes to governmental waste.
But why do people actually donate to SAVE THE FROGS!?
Read on to find out!
Frog art courtesy of Raikoumoon
This article written by:
Catherine E. Matthews, Professor Emerita, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Melony Allen, Teacher, Andrews Elementary School, Burlington, North Carolina
Lacey Huffling, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
Katie Brkick, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
We think toads are toadally cool!
We teach participants in The HERP Project* programs to catch, identify, weigh and measure toads and other frogs as well as salamanders, snakes, lizards and turtles. We have found toads to be common, easier to catch and hold than frogs, and hardy animals to use with novices. Our participants enjoy asking and answering such questions as:
(1) Which toads of the same species are bigger, adult males or adult females?
(2) How can you tell toad species apart?; and
(3) How can you tell male toads from female toads?