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Dr. Kerry Kriger

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist

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 390 presentations on amphibian conservation in 19 countries (Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, South Korea, Spain 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.

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

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

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

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  • Marty Schulman says:

    Glad I tried visiting the website again. Seem to haveblost contact with you and, while I’m not able to participate in any eco-tours or anything even resembling them, I am willing to support the organization. Please get me back on the email list

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