Explore the Cloud Forests of Ecuador

Cloud forests are truly fascinating ecosystems that contain rich biodiversity and amphibian species found nowhere else in the world. This year during the SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour we will spend three nights in the remarkable cloud forest ecosystem of the Mindo Valley. The Mindo Valley is not just beautiful and pristine, but its history contains a unique story of conservation, ecotourism, and sustainable development. The dedicated individuals who live in the Mindo Valley started a movement to protect this incredible landscape because they are passionate about the many plants and animals that call this cloud forest home.

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Photo of Pristimantis crucifer from Mashpi, Ecuador, courtesy of Jaime Culebras

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How To Achieve Excellence In Your Environmental Pursuits

In September 2003 I flew to Australia to learn everything I could about frogs. I spent hundreds of hours walking up streams in search of frogs. I learned how to find and identify frogs by their calls and color patterns, body shape and habitat preferences. I learned molecular biology and spent hundreds of hours in the laboratory testing nearly 3,000 frogs for disease. I taught calculus, chemistry, ecology and vertebrate biology at my university and I won a large grant from the National Geographic Society to fund my research. I published original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and received awards for presentations I gave at ecological conferences. In June 2007 I returned to the USA with a doctoral degree and a desire to put my knowledge to use for the betterment of the planet.

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Educating kids in Florida, March 2012

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The Best Online Environmental Training You Can Get

The SAVE THE FROGS! Challenge is now available to all SAVE THE FROGS! Members. This page was originally created to promote the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! 90-Day Challenge, which took place from May 22 through August 21, 2016. 

The SAVE THE FROGS! 90-Day Challenge is the very best online amphibian conservation training available, as you learn the precise skills that SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger has used over the past decade to grow SAVE THE FROGS! into one of the world’s most recognized and effective environmental organizations.

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Giant Squeaker Frog Conservation Leadership Training

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is delighted to announce our upcoming Amphibian Conservation Leadership Programme on 26th March, 2015 at the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES). The major highlight for the day is on the theme: “The Giant Squeaker Frog Leadership Training.” The purpose of this training is to build the capacity of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s … Continue reading Giant Squeaker Frog Conservation Leadership Training

Wetlands Restoration Training Opportunities

Most of America’s wetlands have been destroyed! Here’s how you can help restore them: June 24-25, 2014. Mass Audubon Long Pasture Sanctuary, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Hands-on Wetland Creation Workshop. Participants will help design and restore ephemeral wetlands on Cape Cod using the groundwater and surface water techniques for the rare eastern spadefoot and other wildlife species. Please visit Mass … Continue reading Wetlands Restoration Training Opportunities

SAVE THE FROGS! Academy-Fundraising Class Video

Today SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger led a discussion on different ways you can fundraise. SAVE THE FROGS! Board Member Sienne Hayes join our discussion and shares her experiences fundraising for Save The Frogs Day. If you want to help raise money for the frogs, or if you have ever dreamed of running your own nonprofit, please watch our “Fundraising 101: … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Academy-Fundraising Class Video

Climate Change and Brazilian Frogs

A new Crossodactylodes species was found at Pico do Itambe State Park at South Espinhaço Range, Southeastern Brazil, living in an area smaller than one square kilometer, and dependent on a single species of bromeliad. Due to its restrictive habitat and micro-climatic requirements, climate change and bromeliad-collecting are probably a threat, but the effects of climate … Continue reading Climate Change and Brazilian Frogs