Kathlyn Franco Osagie

Kathlyn Franco Osagie
SAVE THE FROGS! Wetlands Coordinator & Ecologist

Los Angeles, CA
Kathlyn@savethefrogs.com

Ms. Franco is in charge of wetland design and construction, organizing wetland workshops, and leading ecotours.

"Kathlyn Franco Osagie knows how to design and restore naturally appearing and functioning wetlands for Endangered Species of amphibians, reptiles, and fish. She has helped built 27 wetlands for the Chiricahua leopard frog, and the California red-legged frog to date. Kathlyn works effectively with agency personnel, landowners, and heavy equipment operators to build wetlands that require little, if any maintenance. I encourage you to support her passion for restoring wetlands for rare species."
-- Tom Biebighauser, Center For Wetland & Stream Restoration

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Kathlyn Franco finds a bullfrog enjoying the wetland she helped construct in Arizona for the endangered Gila Topminnow

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Volunteer Opportunity: Website Developer

The SAVE THE FROGS! website has educated over 3,000,000 visitors about frogs since it went live in 2008. Now we seek the assistance of a skilled website developer to make the site ten times better than it already is. SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a website development volunteer with skills in any of the following areas:
Joomla
CSS

HTML
PHP
API

This is a volunteer position that requires a minimum of two hours per week on a flexible schedule. Developer can be based anywhere in the world.

If you love frogs and have skills that could benefit SAVE THE FROGS!, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thanks for helping us SAVE THE FROGS! through better internet technology!

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

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Frog Art from Narayit, Mexico

Members 1

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!

Board of Directors 4

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.

"Dr. Kriger, Thank you for your dedication. You make the world a better place!
Sincerely, Dr. Barbara Anne Kidd-Hoffmann"

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On top of Flakstadting with the midnight sun, Lofoten Archipelago, Norway

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

Teachers 4

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.

"My 3rd grade has been studying frogs. We raised money ($95) by selling toy frogs. We have been researching frogs and each student made a book to keep with information they learned from books and the internet. We love frogs!"
— Lynn Forsht, Homestead, Florida

“Nonprofit organizations like SAVE THE FROGS! are helping schools implement California's new science standards.”
-- EdSource

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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
- Video Editor
- Proofreader
- California Fish & Game Commission Speaker

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

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UC Santa Cruz student Fernando Garcia volunteering for SAVE THE FROGS! in California.

 

Sponsors 3

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

Chapters 3

SAVE THE FROGS! was founded in 2008 with a mission to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. SAVE THE FROGS! chapters play a vital role in ensuring we achieve our mission and spread awareness for endangered amphibians. Chapters provide SAVE THE FROGS! with successes that contribute to our mission and that inspire our supporters and volunteers. In turn, SAVE THE FROGS! provides chapters with training, advice, increased grant opportunities, and exposure to a worldwide network of amphibian conservationists. Chapter members benefit from increased opportunities that are offered to them through their involvement in the SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide community. SAVE THE FROGS! encourages frog enthusiasts to form chapters anywhere there is a need for amphibian conservation and where there exists sufficient interest to successfully organize and maintain an active chapter.

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Members of the SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST Chapter restoring the Wewe River in Kumasi, Ghana in 2016. The chapter was formed in 2011 as the first university chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!.

How SAVE THE FROGS! Assists Chapters

SAVE THE FROGS! Chapters contribute significantly to the successes of the worldwide SAVE THE FROGS! movement. SAVE THE FROGS! will assist chapters in achieving their amphibian conservation goals, and will provide guidance related to the chapter’s programs and activities.

  • SAVE THE FROGS! will provide training and advice to chapters, including opportunities for chapter members to develop their ecological awareness and their environmental conservation skills. Chapters will have access to years of SAVE THE FROGS! organizational knowledge and experience.

  • SAVE THE FROGS! will link the Chapter members to a broad network of amphibian conservationists in the worldwide SAVE THE FROGS! community.

  • SAVE THE FROGS! will assist the chapter in promoting their activities and successes to the outside world, through articles on the SAVE THE FROGS! website and inclusion in SAVE THE FROGS! electronic newsletters and social media.

  • SAVE THE FROGS! will provide the chapter with fundraising assistance through advice, educational resources, a dedicated donation page on the SAVE THE FROGS! website, access to a database of grant opportunities, and increased ability to apply for funds from both SAVE THE FROGS! and from outside organizations (e.g. private foundations and philanthropic corporations).

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Executives of the SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais Chapter in Serra da Lapinha, Brazil

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"I am a former Herpetology Keeper's Assistant, and an avid nature and wildlife photography buff. I love frogs because…well, heck, how can one NOT love frogs? They have cute expressive faces, they sing into the night, and they eat lots of insects, thus helping to control the population of pests. They are also (and most unfortunately) a visual representation of the damage we are doing to the natural environment, and to the planet as a whole. They are our modern day canary in a coal mine. We would do well to heed their warning…"

R.C. Clark, Dancing Snake Nature Photography

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