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

SAVE THE FROGS! Chapters Core Principles

The SAVE THE FROGS! Chapters Core Principles are those ideas and visions which chapters of the SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide community are expected to share and adhere to.

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Photo of Epidalea calamita by Anartz Garcia, Spain

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Benefits Of Serving On The Executive Committee Of Your SAVE THE FROGS! Chapter

SAVE THE FROGS! Chapter Executives play a vital role in ensuring the success of both their chapter and the SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide movement to protect amphibian populations. There are a multitude of benefits of serving on the Executive Committee of your local SAVE THE FROGS! Chapter:

(1) Experience in leadership.
(2) Increased opportunities to save amphibians and to acquire knowledge, techniques and skills related to amphibian conservation.
(3) Ability to establish a clear vision for the future of your local SAVE THE FROGS! group through the definition of strategic objectives in the short and long term.
(4) Skill in the management of the functions of non-governmental organizations.
(5) Experience communicating to a global audience.
(6) Opportunities to connect, contact and interact with amphibian conservationists inside and outside of your country.
(7) Improve your CV (resume) for future work.

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SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger photographed this White Lipped Treefrog (Litoria infrafrenata) near the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea.

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Forming And Maintaining A SAVE THE FROGS! Chapter

This article details how you can form and maintain a SAVE THE FROGS! Chapter, and thus maximize your abilities to save frogs from extinction.

Forming Your Chapter

Chapters are formed by mutual agreement of SAVE THE FROGS! and the officers of the chapter’s founding Executive Committee, after steps that include:

  • Submitting the form "Application To Form A SAVE THE FROGS! Chapter" (the application will be added to this page very soon!);
  • Creation and approval of the chapter’s Constitution (a template constitution will be added here shortly!);
  • Signing of an agreement to adhere to the SAVE THE FROGS! Chapters Core Principles (coming soon!); and
  • Signing of the SAVE THE FROGS! Trademark Licensing Agreement (we will send you this once the above steps are completed).

Maintaining Your Chapter

To maintain active status in the SAVE THE FROGS! Community:

  • Chapters must implement amphibian conservation/education activities that align with the SAVE THE FROGS! mission.
  • Chapters must annually renew their agreement to adhere to the SAVE THE FROGS! Chapters Core Principles; and
  • Chapters must submit an Annual Report every year by February 15th.
  • Chapters are expected to submit an article to the savethefrogs.com website each month, about amphibians or their chapter's activities.

SAVE THE FROGS! reserves the right to terminate the chapter if the chapter is not abiding by the SAVE THE FROGS! Chapters Core Principles. We look forward to assisting dedicated groups in achieving their frog saving goals!

Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!

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SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger photographed this Craugastor megacephalus one rainy night in the Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve in southeastern Costa Rica.

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