SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger’s Accomplishments

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger conceived and directs the world’s most effective public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibians. Read on to learn about his multitude of accomplishments for the betterment of amphibians and the planet.

"SAVE THE FROGS! and Kerry Kriger deserve nothing but respect and appreciation for working to make our planet a better place for all; amphibians and mankind alike. Kerry, you do great things for this planet and especially amphibians. To be one little person and to make an impact, is more than most of us can ever dream to do. Good for you, and keep saving those frogs!"
-- Chris Brennan; Salamander Biologist, CT

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Dr. Kriger on the slopes of Rucu Pichincha, where he led a hike during the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour.

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Engaged In Art Partners With SAVE THE FROGS!

We are happy to announce that the Australian arts organization Engaged In Art is an official partner of the 2015 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. Engaged in Art is run by Lesley Smitheringale, a professional artist and educator from Australia. Lesley has been an art educator for over 20 years and is passionate about helping young creatives on their art journey. She currently teaches extra-curricular art to children in her home studio and also acts as a virtual art teacher on her Engaged in Art Website which provides adults, parents, teachers and children with a range of online courses, instructional videos, E-Books and art and craft resources.

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A six-year-old proves that it’s never too early to support SAVE THE FROGS!

Even at six, fantastic frog-fan Mirah Lutsky is determined to show her support for our amphibian friends. So SAVE THE FROGS! was delighted to hear recently from Mirah and welcome her kind donation. She told us how concerned she was about the protection of frogs and her wish “to be sure that frogs are protected, and their habitat is kept healthy and safe”.
 
But Mirah is not the only family member with a desire to help organizations like SAVE THE FROGS! that work hard to protect our environment.
 

“Both Mirah, and her twin brother Spencer, are enthusiastic about their efforts — small though they are — to support causes that they believe are important,” explains her grandmother Nancy Kirsh. “My hope is that this process will encourage in them a lifetime of charitable giving. Mirah and her brother keep a careful record of the organizations to which they donate and read through their notebooks regularly."

SAVE THE FROGS! is happy to welcome Mirah and her family’s support. We look forward to keeping in touch. Thanks to their help, the future is looking brighter for frogs and other amphibians.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Join the SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Committee

Introduction
We are pleased to announce the formation of the SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Committee, whose mission is to strategize and implement actions that will increase the annual revenues of SAVE THE FROGS!, such that we can fund the multitude of projects we have in the USA and worldwide and thus achieve the massive potential we have built up through our worldwide network of extremely talented and dedicated staff and volunteers.

The Fundraising Committee will be comprised of a team of approximately ten frog enthusiasts led by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger. The Fundraising Committee is currently accepting applications, and we encourage all dedicated fundraisers to apply.

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Night Spirit Frog (Leptopelis spiritusnoctis), Ankasa National Park, Ghana. Photo by Dr. Kerry Kriger, who has helped raise over $1,000,000 for amphibian conservation efforts.

Fundraising Committee Members: Expectations & Benefits

Committee members:
(1) Meet online via Skype video chat every month to strategize ways for SAVE THE FROGS! to increase our revenues.
(2) Contribute between meetings via projects that make use of the member's professional expertise.
(3) Benefit via novel learning experiences; creative application of their professional skills; contributing to the SAVE THE FROGS! mission; recognition; and making new contacts within the SAVE THE FROGS! professional network.

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Art by Cheung Wing Sum, 19, Hong Kong School of Creativity

Skills & Expertise of Fundraising Committee Members

The Fundraising Committee will bring together a wide range of professional skills to facilitate creative thinking and innovative collaboration. Skills and experiences we seek include:

- Grantwriting
- Donor Development
- Corporate Sponsorships
- Crowdfunding
- Financial Management
- Bequests & Planned Giving
- Joint Ventures
- Calling Donors

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Frog Art by Anna Dodson

Commitment

Fundraising Committee Members should be able to meet online for a one hour meeting the second Monday of each month at 7pm San Francisco time. Members should be prepared to dedicate at least four hours in between meetings to complete a project relevant to their expertise. Length of appointment as a Fundraising Committee Member is twelve months. We seek applicants who can envision working in best faith to meet these time commitments.

How To Apply

To apply for the SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Committee, please complete the form below, in which you will be asked to:

(1) Provide a one to two paragraph summary of your skills and experiences as they relate to serving on the SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Committee.

(2) Confirm you will do your best to attend the Monday evening meetings that occur every other month, and that you can dedicate four hours between meetings to complete a fundraising related project.

(3) Include your resume and/or a link to a relevant website describing your skills and accomplishments.

(4) Include your contact information.

(5) Include the name and email address or phone number of a single reference who can vouch for your skills and responsibility.

Thank you for your interest in SAVE THE FROGS! and we hope to be raising lots of funds for the frogs with you very soon!

APPLY HERE:

Thank you for your interest in joining the SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Committee. Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!

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Art by Ananda Wisely, 17

Donald Trump: An Inauguration Day Environmental Assessment

A new administration means new environmental policies. Please read on to learn about Donald's Trump and his administration's environmental records. And be sure to donate to SAVE THE FROGS! if you want us to have the means with which to improve the state of the environment, even while the Trump team works actively to destroy it.

"I like your principles and all of us will have to fight harder than ever with the anti-environmental mess that this new administration will be. I have been sick thinking about all this since the election".
- Michelle B.

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Frog Art: We Have Rights Too - by Suhailkt, India

Donald Trump Eats Frog’s Legs

On November 29th, 2016, Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, and Reince Priebus (White House chief of staff), dined at Jean-Georges Restaurant inside the Trump International Hotel in New York City. For an appetizer, they ordered young garlic soup with thyme and sautéed frog legs. The approximate cost for each meal was $215. President Trump is likely profiting from the sale of frog legs in the restaurant, which is based inside a property he owns.

Learn more at:
CNN
New York Daily News
New York Magazine

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Frog Art from the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest by Hana Sae

Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke wants more drilling on public land

Ryan Zinke has a history of voting to expand fossil fuel exploration on public lands and weakening environmental regulations. Zinke co-sponsored a bill to take away all protections from highly-endangered Mexican wolves & attempted to kick all grey wolves off of the endangered species list. He has stood in the way of protections for sage grouse; he fought to open more public lands to trapping and opposed efforts to end the bloody ivory trade. He is currently attempting to overturn a court’s order to protect Montana’s lynx. If this goes through, he would expose all of the nation’s endangered species to his wildlife-last, polluters-first priorities. To top it all off, Zinke believes volcanoes cause climate change.
(Sources: Endangered Species Coalition, Wired, The Verge, The Wall Street Journal)

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Frog Art from the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest by Ala Lockhart

Climate Change Denier Scott Pruitt to Lead the EPA

Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, is to lead the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). He was a key creator in the legal battle against Obama’s climate change policies; he worked secretly with some of the largest oil and gas companies in order to put a stop to Obama administration’s regulations on air emissions, water pollution and endangered animals. These regulations that he was trying to stop are within the agency that he will now be leading. Earlier in 2016, Pruitt wrote in the National Review: “Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind. That debate should be encouraged – in classrooms, public forums, and the halls of Congress. It should not be silenced with threats of prosecution. Dissent is not a crime.” Trump said on FOX News regarding the EPA: “We are going to get rid of it in almost every form, we’re going to have little tidbits left.”
(Sources: NY Times, FOX News, CNN)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the CEO of Exxon Mobil

In 2013, Tillerson said, “If you examine the temperature record of the last decade, it really hasn’t changed.” In 2015 he suggested that it could be beneficial to wait for better science before taking action on climate change. In 1983, Exxon cut funding for climate research from approximately $900,000 per year to $150,000 per year. In 1998, ExxonMobil funded “Think Tank”, who co-published a petition challenging the consensus around climate change. The company announced in 2008 that it would stop funding climate-denying groups, yet funding continues in the millions of dollars.

Learn more at:
Oxfam
The Guardian

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Frog Art from the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest by Ammy Nguyen

Trump’s Energy Plan: “Clean Coal” and Fracking

In his first video address as President-elect, Donald Trump made his energy plans very clear, focusing on coal and fracking, and making no mention of alternative energy sources. Trump is under the impression that there is such a thing as clean coal. No coal is clean. Trump uses the euphemism “shale” to hide the fact that he plans to increase fracking (hydraulic fracturing), widely known to cause significant harm to human and environmental health. “I will bring our energy companies back. They’ll pay off our national debt.” Also listen to Trump discuss energy during his presidential debate video.

When asked whether Trump plans to roll back environmental regulations, Trump's Counselor Kellyanne Conway replied, “Possibly, yes.”
- Time Magazine, January 20th, 2017

Trump Seeks Names of Climate Scientists

The US Department of Energy said in December 2016 that it will not provide the Trump administration with the list they requested of people who worked on climate change issues. The Department refuses to reveal names because of concerns about what the incoming administration will do with them. They have stated, “We will be forthcoming with all publicly-available information with the transition team. We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team.”

Learn more:
Washington Post
Reuters

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Frog Art from the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest by Ala Lockhart

Rick Perry, Secretary of the Department of Energy, has Proposed Eliminating the Department

Rick Perry will head the Department of Energy. During Perry’s bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Perry proposed eliminating the entire department. Learn more in The Guardian.

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This article created with the assistance of SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Kiana Zemenchik.

Biologic Performance is a Proud Sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS!

Biologic Performance is dedicated to being of service to others by sharing their experience, knowledge and passion about sustainable landscaping.

Their goal is to help people create artistic and regenerative landscaping that deepens our connection with nature. Specializing in creating wildlife ponds for frogs, fish, and plants. Learn more about Biologic Performance here:
www.biologicperformance.com

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Biologic Performance’s support is crucial to our mission of protecting amphibian populations and promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife, so we are greatly grateful they have sponsored SAVE THE FROGS! Thank you Biologic Performance!

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If your company would like to sponsor SAVE THE FROGS! or if you have any questions, then please visit our Sponsors page. Thank you for your support!

Noteworthy Comments from the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Members Survey

We recently sent a survey out to all SAVE THE FROGS! members to learn about who they are and assess their thoughts on how we are doing, where we should focus our efforts, and how we can improve. Here are some of the noteworthy responses:

What do you like most about being a member of SAVE THE FROGS!?

“Knowing there is a group of people so full of passion for amphibian survival and they are out in the world educating others and preserving habitat for these incredible creatures.”

“Having better opportunities to spread the word with regards to amphibian conservation, globally & locally.”

“Interesting updates about the work of STF! all over the world with fascinating pictures of exotic frogs.”

“Opportunity to learn more about frogs & help to prevent the decline in their populations.”

“You are saving frogs and bringing their importance to light.”

“The feeling that I am helping a very important cause and getting information to help educate my child about it.”

“The connection and updates about things happening in the environment affecting frogs and other amphibians.”

“Supporting a grassroots organization that defends my most favorite vertebrates.” 

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SAVE THE FROGS! Communications Coordinator Emily Moskal with abstract frog art in the former SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, California, 2014.

Why did you become a SAVE THE FROGS! member?

“Several years ago I read an article that stated while most people want to contribute to saving glamorous species like elephants and tigers, there is a real need to invest in supporting amphibians - and you can see results with a much smaller investment. So I feel my contribution can actually have an impact.”

“It was the only organization I could find working to save amphibians, and doing one hell of a job at the endeavor.”

“I wanted to be an active part of amphibian conservation, including supporting SAVE THE FROGS!”

“Frogs are my favorite animals by far.”

“Kerry Kriger and his enthusiasm!”

“Because I love frogs and understand their importance in the ecosystem.”

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Frog art (Lilac Eyes) from 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest by Evan Snowden

Which SAVE THE FROGS! campaign is the most important to you?

“Educating school children about the need to protect Earth's creatures.”

“Getting young people involved seems to have high payoff long-term.”

“Wetland construction.”

“I like the rebuilding of habitat and the training of new frog protectors.”

“Protecting habitat and integrity of habitat.”

“SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana”

“Save The Frogs Day - uniting the efforts worldwide.”

“Eradication of toxic materials.”

“The international ones. I have travelled extensively so I am aware of some of the damage that has been done to habitat, often by people who are just trying to get by with meager resources.”

“Local efforts in California.”

“It doesn't matter, all frog conservation efforts are important.”

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Framed frog art from the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contests.

Other Survey Comments

“I am very proud to support your group and I think you are doing very, very great and important work. I am a college biology professor and have been researching herps for decades, and your group is really the first I've discovered that is as successful at the mission we all share. Thank you. Cheers. Brad S.”

“You do an amazing job of using email and social media to share information, for a small organization.”

“You're great. Continue what you're doing, organically growing, educating and doing the hard work you do.”

“I think your efforts to involve kids are great.”  

“Keep doing what you're doing. I really liked the Thank You letter sent for the holidays with a simple gift. Fewer mailings is a good way to preserve forests too!”

“I find that the mere fact that I wear SAVE THE FROGS! t-shirts triggers conversations and questions that help me get my foot in the door, so to speak, and educate the public better!”

“Because the environment is so messed up, I'm supporting SAVE THE FROGS! exclusively. To me it is one of the most important!”

“Keep up the good work ...especially educating the public and "politicians" about the threats to our environment.”

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Volunteer Opportunity: Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a frog loving volunteer with experience in teaching English as a foreign language, to provide one-on-one or group lessons to SAVE THE FROGS! volunteers who are interested in improving their English skills. SAVE THE FROGS! is an international organization with numerous volunteers based in non-English speaking countries. Many of these volunteers are not proficient in English, but need to be in order to achieve their maximum potential in their environmental careers. Our goal is to find a qualified volunteer teacher who can improve their English reading, writing and speaking abilities.

Volunteer teacher can be based anywhere in the world and should be able to dedicate at least three hours per week to this position. Lessons would take place via Skype or Zoom video conferencing software, so a solid internet connection is essential.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thank you for your interest in helping to grow, strengthen and connect the SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide community!

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Frog photo taken on the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Peru Ecotour by Katie O'Donnell.
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Volunteer Opportunity: Graphic Designer

SAVE THE FROGS! is looking for an experienced graphic designer to assist in our marketing campaigns and in creating frog-themed merchandise and educational materials. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is essential. The frog loving graphic designer would work directly with SAVE THE FROGS! staff to create eye-catching digital and printed materials that would get viewed by and inspire frog enthusiasts around the world. SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer graphic designers can be based anywhere in the world and must be willing to connect via Skype screenshare to discuss, edit and improve their graphic designs. There are no minimum hours per week; rather, we would contact you as projects come up to see if you can assist.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thank you for helping us create amazing frog-themed graphics!

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Alyson Lee Graphic Design Wizard
SAVE THE FROGS! Graphic Design Wizard Alyson Lee has contributed hundreds of volunteer hours since she designed the official SAVE THE FROGS! logo back in 2008. Her designs are displayed in international airports, at events in over 60 countries and are being worn by thousands of people worldwide. With your help, we can build up our graphic design team and carry on Alyson's frog saving tradition. Graphic designers can SAVE THE FROGS!

Volunteer Opportunity: Art Contest Assistant

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a dedicated volunteer to process digital entries from the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. This position requires a responsible frog enthusiast who appreciates seeing original art from around the world. To volunteer, you can live anywhere so long as you have good internet. This position requires two hours per week.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!

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Volunteer Opportunity: Executive Assistant

Do you love frogs and want to learn first hand how nonprofit organizations are managed, while meeting lots of new contacts in the amphibian conservation world and providing significant assistance to your favorite frog-saving charity?

  • Are you are organized, responsible, and dependable?
  • Do you have basic technology skills and a willingness to learn what you don’t yet know?
  • Do you have a solid internet connection?
  • Do you have four hours per week to volunteer over the next three months?

If you answered YES! to all those questions, then you should consider applying to be an Executive Assistant for SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger. If chosen as the successful applicant, you will assist Dr. Kriger on a variety of tasks that can be done from your home computer from anywhere in the world. You will learn many new skills and have a much more in-depth understanding of amphibian conservation and the multitude of ways one can save the frogs and the planet.

If you have questions about this volunteer position, please email them to contact@savethefrogs.com with Volunteer Opportunity: Executive Assistant in the subject line and ask prior to applying.

Applications are currently being accepted.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thank you for your interest in SAVE THE FROGS!

"You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution."
-- Robert F. Kennedy

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Western Spadefoot (Pelobates cultripes) photo taken by Dr. Kerry Kriger west of Salamanca, Spain.

A note from Dr. Kerry Kriger
Here are answers to a couple questions I received after first posting this announcement:

(1) What kind of work would I be doing?
Answer: I could list out five projects I have on my mind but they would not predict what tasks would come up once they are complete, so I prefer to not be specific. Generally speaking, you would be doing internet research and computer work that I either currently do myself or that does not get done at all due to my lack of time to do it. You would be helping me with things I need to do as they arise. Some of this would likely be very interesting and some of it possibly very boring (I suggest a good music playlist for such times). All of it would be helping SAVE THE FROGS! be more effective and I have no doubt you would expand your knowledge of amphibian conservation and likely make some important contacts. Rather than telling you that everything you do will be the most amazingly interesting projects imaginable, I prefer you go in expecting boring computer tasks, and that you be willing to take your chances that working directly with someone who has the knowledge, skills and connections you seek will yield significant benefit to your career.

(2) If I have to leave to do some fieldwork for, lets say 3 to 4 days, will I be able to complete my tasks on my return without affecting your work?
Answer: You could certainly go away for fieldwork. There are no strict timetables; I just expect an honest attempt to find six hours per week to assist. I understand sometimes that may not be possible.

STORY:
The time I offered an Executive Assistant position in 2014, the successful applicant went on to gain employment with SAVE THE FROGS! and has traveled to tropical rainforests with SAVE THE FROGS! for free, on top of being a part of many other SAVE THE FROGS! adventures and successes. Anything is possible.  

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Dr. Kerry Kriger in Yawkrom, Western Region, Ghana. Dr. Kriger worked 18 months full-time unpaid when he founded SAVE THE FROGS!.

Volunteer Opportunity: Proofreader

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a native English speaker to occasionally review and edit grant proposals and other writing prepared by our volunteers from non-English speaking countries. This position requires a responsible frog enthusiast who has a couple hours per month to assist on a case by case basis. Volunteer must enjoy reading and writing, have a high degree of writing skill, and possess a thorough understanding of the English language.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Be sure to include a sample of your finest writing (you can upload it as part of the application form).

Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
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A beautiful glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium bergeri) from Peru.

Tim Kaine Supports Frog Conservation

In early 2009 I sent Vice-Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine (then Governor of Virginia) a letter asking him to officially recognize Save The Frogs Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. You may know the story...he didn't write back. Not being one to settle for rejection, I sent him another letter. Guess what - he didn't write back. That was fine because I also have a phone. I called his office. A few days later Governor Kaine became America's first Governor to recognize Save The Frogs Day. He issued the proclamation below, citing the value of amphibians and stating:

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, Timothy M. Kaine, do hereby recognize April 28, 2009 as SAVE THE FROGS DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens."

Since then, Save The Frogs Day has been officially recognized by the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Massachusetts, Rhode Island as well as the cities of Washington DC, Vancouver BC, Santa Cruz CA, Three Rivers MI, Manassas VA and the County of Prince William, VA.

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Thank you to all the frog-friendly politicians out there and thank you to all our supporters who vote pro-environment!
Visit the Save The Frogs Day proclamations page and get ideas on how you can get Save The Frogs Day recognized in YOUR community.

Happy Election Day, whichever way you choose to vote...or even if you choose to not vote. Whatever happens, you can rest assured that SAVE THE FROGS! will continue to protect amphibian populations and promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. We will make America's frog populations great again! :-)

I Like Frogs And I Vote

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How I Became An African Chief

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger first traveled to Ghana in September 2011. On that trip he co-founded SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana with amphibian biologist Gilbert Adum. In 2016, Dr. Kriger returned to Ghana to lead the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, a 23-day journey to train volunteers and spread amphibian awareness throughout the country. This is his story of how he became an African chief.

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On September 22nd, 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger took a pledge to help the environment and development of the Yawkrom community, and was inducted as chief of environment and development.

Read more: How I Became An African Chief

Thank you to Cooper Environmental Research for sponsoring the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition!

Cooper Environmental Research is an environmental consulting firm dedicated to researching and protecting aquatic organisms. They study the effects of altered river flow by dams to spawning and migration, sediment characteristics, loss or creation of habitat due to changes in water level, and surveys of streams and rivers to determine distribution and abundance of fish populations. Their work with benthic aquatic organisms have concentrated on distribution and abundance but have included the effects of waste discharges and colonization by invasive species. Learn more about Cooper Environmental Research here:
www.cooperenvironmentalresearch.com
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Cooper Environmental Research’s support is crucial to our mission of protecting amphibian populations and promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife, so are greatly grateful they have sponsored the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition to Ghana! Thank you Cooper Environmental Research!

Proud Sponsor STF Ghana Expedition

If your company would like to sponsor the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition or if you have any questions, then please visit our Sponsors page. Thank you for your support!

Instagram & Save The Frogs

Follow SAVE THE FROGS! on Instagram @savethefrogs
You will see the amazing photos and videos we post on a nearly daily basis. 

Also follow our chapter's Instagram accounts:
@savethefrogsghana
@savethefrogsparaguay
@savethefrogsmg
@buenosairesstf

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Snapchat & Save The Frogs

SAVE THE FROGS! is now on Snapchat! Find us at username frogsavers

You may be wondering what Snapchat is; or perhaps you think Snapchat's just for kids. Snapchat is actually amazing technology that let's us send you photos and videos from the field with an incredible amount of ease...and delivered right to your smartphone. SAVE THE FROGS! uses Snapchat to send videos of frogs breeding; videos of us saving frogs at habitat restoration events; videos of wetlands being built; videos from our educational events, and interviews with STF! supporters, biologists and volunteers. 

Here's how to find SAVE THE FROGS! on Snapchat:
(1) Download the free Snapchat app for iOS or Android.
(2) Log in or sign up.
(3) Get to the screen where you can Add Friends (likely found by tapping the ghost symbol at the top of the screen...otherwise swipe left, right, up or down until you see the ghost symbol).
(4) Click "Add Friends".
(5) Click Add by Username
(6) Search for frogsavers (that's our official STF! Snapchat username).
(7) Alternatively open Snapchat and point your smartphone camera at the yellow Ghost image below and Snapchat should automaticlly add us.
(8) To see our feed (aka our Story), just open Snapchat and then either swipe left or click the three triangular dots at the bottom right of your screen. If we have posted any photos or videos within the past 24 hours you will see SAVE THE FROGS!, so just click on our name and you'll be able to see our Story!

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Please feel free to send us a message in Snapchat and ask any questions about amphibians. And if you can't figure out how to find us on Snapchat, please contact us and we will help you out!

Does your class want a free presentation about frogs?

Thanks to a grant from the Helen and Allan Ridley Charitable Trust, SAVE THE FROGS! is educating thousands of San Francisco students about the importance of amphibians! Through the highly popular San Francisco Tadpole Headstart Program, which is led by SAVE THE FROGS! and our partner Tree Frog Treks, we have already given dozens of free presentations on amphibian conservation to thousands of San Francisco students. Tree Frog Treks compliments the presentations by bringing live native San Francisco tadpoles into classrooms to teach students about metamorphosis and threats to local frogs. Our goal is to get San Francisco kids excited about frogs and interested in protecting them.

SAVE THE FROGS! is able to offer ten FREE presentations about amphibian ecology and conservation to schools in the city of San Francisco. Would your school be interested in such a presentation in April 2017?

If you would like to schedule a presentation, please fill out this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/3DNBtHeMvqts1M9H3

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“Michael…thank you. Your passion about frogs and what you are trying to do is infectious and so refreshing. It’s also great for kids to see that scientists are humans with curiosity, not only someone in a lab wearing a white cost. Thanks again for a thoughtful and informative presentation.”
- 3rd Grade Teacher at Lawton School, San Francisco, CA

“Hi Mr. Starkey, Thank you so much for presenting at our school! Your presentation was very accessible to all of our students, and information was supported with excellent visuals. Our students can be challenging to engage, but you held their attention the whole time!”
- 7th Grade teacher at Visitacion Valley Middle School, San Francisco, CA

Please know that schools will be picked based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Unfortunately the free presentations are only available to schools in the city of San Francisco. However, we can potentially give presentations at schools in the surrounding Bay Area, but we will require a modest honorarium to cover costs and travel expenses. Tadpoles are not guaranteed to be available through our partner organization Tree Frog Treks. To learn more about the San Francisco Tadpole Headstart Program, please visit:
www.savethefrogs.com/sf-tadpole

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Thank you for your support and we look forward to speaking to your class!

Volunteer with FrogWatch and help Save The Frogs

FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that provides individuals, groups, and families with an opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the calls of local frogs and toads. Data have been collected since 1998 from every state in the United States. You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to make an important contribution!

You should participate if you have:

- An interest in learning about frogs and toads
- The commitment to learn and identify their distinct calls
- The ability to make several evening observations from February through August

You can be directly involved in gathering information that may help stop the decline of these treasured animals. Monitoring can be done independently or as part of a group. A volunteer listens for just three minutes, records what species they hear, and then enters the data into the national Frog Watch Field Scope database. To get started and find free listening workshops near you where you will learn the calls of all local frog and toad species go to: www.aza.org/frogwatch

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Your Company can Sponsor the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition

Frogs are rapidly disappearing in Ghana and your company can help save them. In September 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! will lead an international team of eight amphibian biologists on the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition. The mission of the expedition is to protect Ghana’s amphibian populations, empower the next generation of Ghanaian frog conservationists, and expand the international network of environmentalists interested in protecting West Africa’s endangered amphibians and ecosystems.

Download the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition Sponsorship Packet PDF here.

By sponsoring the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, your company will gain valuable positive publicity and help us protect amphibious and human life in West Africa. Your contribution will enable us to restore and protect critical frog habitat, and to train the next generation of Ghanaian amphibian biologists. Your sponsorship will enable us to massively expand SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s amphibian conservation efforts and greatly extend the reach of wildlife conservation and environmental progress in Ghana. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to making SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition a huge success for everybody involved. Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!

If your company would like to sponsor the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, then please send us an email of interest to starkey@savethefrogs.com. Thank you for your support!

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"I am an avid fan of your SAVE THE FROGS! campaigns, and have continuously been a recipient of your mails. I read of your campaign in Ghana and was impressed with your global initiative. Ghana needs much awareness on the campaigns which you and your distinguished team are carrying." - Oniso-Okonikumen Sampson, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Sponsorship Levels

Golden Frog Sponsorship - $2,500

• Your company’s logo (220 pixels wide) and URL on the savethefrogs.com homepage through November 1st, 2016
• Your company’s logo, URL and a paragraph about your company on a dedicated webpage of the SAVE THE FROGS! website for a minimum of a year.
• A fourth of a page in the upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! Magazine print edition for your company to advertise
• Your company’s logo, URL and a paragraph about your company in an SAVE THE FROGS! electronic newsletter which goes out to 14,000 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters
• Dedicated posts to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers about your company’s generous sponsorship of the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition (twice to each platform)
• Proud Sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS! Expedition to Ghana icon for your website
• Certificate of Appreciation

Red Frog Sponsorship - $1,000

• Your company’s logo, URL and a paragraph about your company on a dedicated webpage of the SAVE THE FROGS! website for a minimum of a year
• A sixth of a page in the upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! Magazine print edition for your company to advertise
• Your company’s logo, URL and a paragraph about your company in an SAVE THE FROGS! electronic newsletter which goes out to 14,000 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters
• Dedicated posts to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers about your company’s generous sponsorship of the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition (once to each platform)
• Proud Sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS! Expedition to Ghana icon for your website
• Certificate of Appreciation

Green Frog Sponsorship - $500

• Your company’s logo, URL and a paragraph about your company on a dedicated webpage of the SAVE THE FROGS! website for a minimum of six months
• Dedicated posts to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers about your company’s generous sponsorship of the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition (once to each platform)
• Proud Sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS! Expedition to Ghana icon for your website
• Certificate of Appreciation

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About SAVE THE FROGS! and SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana

Founded in 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! is the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization. SAVE THE FROGS! works in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife. Founded in 2011, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is West Africa's first nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation, and is the first international branch of USA-based nonprofit SAVE THE FROGS!. The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is to protect Ghana's amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Over 80% of Ghana's original rainforests have been cleared and a third of the country's amphibians are under threat. With your support, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana can exponentially grow the number of Ghanaian amphibian biologists; create a new national park in the biodiverse Atewa Hills (home of the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog); and restore habitat for the critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frog.

"Thank you for all of the great work you do to educate children and adults on the importance of frog and amphibian conservation and the role they play in ensuring water and habitat health. Saving frogs helps save the planet." - Teresa Boardman

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Why your company should become a Sponsor

By becoming an Official Sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, your company will be:
(1) Helping save frogs and the environment in West Africa;
(2) Demonstrating your company's commitment to the planet to its current and potential customers; and
(3) Putting your company name in front of thousands of eco-conscious SAVE THE FROGS! supporters. We will do our best to help ensure your company gets the positive publicity it deserves!

Every corporation has an environmental impact: computers, equipment, water and electricity usage, wood or steel desks and chairs, building materials, employees driving to work, plastic packaging and the product itself. Thus we encourage all businesses to contribute financially to environmental protection efforts. Please get your company involved and become an Official Sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition. You will be helping protect the environment and educate youth about the planet, AND your company will get valuable positive publicity for taking a pro-active role in greening the planet!

If your company would like to sponsor the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition or if you have any questions, then please send an email to starkey@savethefrogs.com. Thank you for your support!

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The #1 way you can help amphibians is to join SAVE THE FROGS today!

Thousands of amphibian species are on the verge of extinction, but there is still time to save them. No other group fights for the rights of amphibians like SAVE THE FROGS!. Our worldwide movement is powered by educated people like you: people who are not willing to let the world around them be destroyed due to apathy, ignorance and greed. Your membership will enable us to:

  • Build wetlands;
  • Plant trees in degraded amphibian habitat;
  • Fight the pesticide companies;
  • Provide free educational resources for thousands of schools;
  • Sue environmentally irresponsible government agencies and lobby for legislation to protect amphibians and humans.

That's something you can support, right? Please take action today and support our efforts by becoming an Official Member of SAVE THE FROGS! today. Thank you!

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Dr. Kerry Kriger 4

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
kerry@savethefrogs.com

Read about Dr. Kriger's environmental accomplishments | Download Dr. Kriger's resume

Dr. Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, the world's leading amphibian conservation organization. He conceived Save The Frogs Day, the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action, and has given over 360 presentations on amphibian conservation in Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, South Korea, and the USA. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He is a recognized expert on the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, a topic on which he has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Dr. Kriger's amphibian conservation efforts have been supported by the National Geographic Society, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Patagonia, and various philanthropic organizations throughout the world. He has previously done research on endangered Hawaiian birds, and on the biophysical properties of amino acids involved in cystic fibrosis. He has taught university courses in Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Applied Mathematics and Chemistry, has written and edited chapters for encyclopedias, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Kriger has climbed mountains in the Himalayas, Alps, Alaska Range, Southern Alps and the Andes, and is an avid photographer whose photographs have been featured on CNN and in airports and magazines worldwide. He also teaches, records and performs music on a variety of instruments from around the world.

"Thank you for your leadership of this awesome organization!"
-- Nancy Lichtle, SAVE THE FROGS! Belize Ecotourist & Donor, California

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Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences
Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
School of Environmental and Applied Sciences

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Virginia
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

"I have deep admiration for Kerry and his endeavors. He shows us all that each of us can make a difference, if we try. I consider it a privilege to contribute towards his efforts."
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Board Member Choti Singh

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Environmental education is the basis of all environmental conservation. SAVE THE FROGS! is proud to lead the way educating teachers and students about amphibians. We provide teachers with educational materials, ideas and inspiration so that any teacher, regardless of their area of expertise, can incorporate amphibian education into their curriculum.

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Volunteer for SAVE THE FROGS!

The SAVE THE FROGS! movement will succeed in direct proportion to the extent that we involve and empower as many people as possible. As such, we actively develop ways to incorporate volunteers into our efforts. Volunteering has numerous benefits for those who step forward to help. Volunteers gain valuable real world environmental experience, expand their professional network, make the world a better place for frogs and humans, and likely enjoy themselves as well!

By volunteering you will be joining a highly trained, elite crew of frog savers. Your mission: to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Please look through the following volunteer positions and fill out the volunteer application form only if you are dedicated to amphibians AND reliable. Thank you for your interest in frog conservation!

Current Volunteer Positions:
- Executive Assistant​
- Graphic Designer
- Website Developer (HTML/CSS/MySQL/Joomla/API)
- ​​​Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
- Fundraiser
​​- Art Contest Assistant
- Proofreader
- California Fish & Game Commission Speaker

"You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution."
-- Robert F. Kennedy

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Your Company Can Sponsor SAVE THE FROGS!

Your company's support is crucial to our mission of protecting amphibian population and promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife, so we encourage you to help us SAVE THE FROGS!. We look forward to working with you to ensure your company gets the positive recognition it deserves. SAVE THE FROGS! is happy to customize sponsorship benefits to meet your company's unique marketing objectives.

"I believe that together, we can get the good word out about your important work and give your organization the extra leap it needs to become better known."
John O’Neil – President & CEO, Froggerjobs.com

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