Californians who care about their state’s native wildlife.
The California Fish & Game Commission (FGC) holds regular public meetings at which citizens are generally granted two minutes to speak on any relevant environmental topic. As the FGC holds significant power with respect to the continuance of American Bullfrog importations, SAVE THE FROGS! seeks supporters willing to attend upcoming meetings and speak up on behalf of native amphibians. The FGC and the Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) have the authority to stop the importations and their own scientists have created a detailed report detailing the numerous harms caused by non-native American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana), yet the DFW continues to issue permits that allow over a million non-native bullfrogs to enter the state each year.
In December 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! along with the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the state to end the importations. We need your help to speak up in support of the petition!
If you can attend and speak at any of the meetings listed below, please complete the brief Volunteer Application Form.
Be sure to inform us which meeting you could commit to attending.
Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
Bullfrog art by Fred Noland, SF Weekly
American bullfrogs being sold live and in crowded conditions perfect for disease transfer.
Photo courtesy George Heinrich
Dr. Kerry Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, a nonprofit organization that has held over 2,000 educational events in 57 countries to raise awareness of the world’s rapidly disappearing amphibian populations. He is also a musician who has been studying, teaching, recording and performing the classical music of northern India on bamboo flute since 1996. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and has traveled to 69 countries. His nonprofit efforts in western Africa led him to being inducted as Chief of Environment and Development in the remote village of Yawkrom, in the Western Region of Ghana.