The 2019 SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit in Kolkata came and went…this is an archival page. Please find photos and stories from the World Summit here.
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit will be held in Kolkata, India on February 8th and 9th, 2019. We invite all amphibian conservationists to attend this FREE event.
The SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit will bring together amphibian biologists, environmental conservationists, teachers and artists from multiple countries, to raise awareness for endangered amphibians and provide attendees with numerous ways they can assist threatened wildlife and ecosystems in their own communities upon their return home.
Over the course of two days, attendees will:
- Meet and connect with other SAVE THE FROGS! supporters;
- Hear enlightening and inspiring presentations on amphibian conservation;
- Attend workshops aimed at improving our ability to protect amphibian populations and succeed in our campaigns on behalf of the environment.
“I will definitely be attending the Summit. I am currently a B.Sc Zoology Honours student and I have great interest in amphibians and reptiles. I always wanted to work with different organizations for the conservation of these beautiful animals. Finally I get the chance to be a part of it.”
— Subhankar Chakraborty, Kolkata, India
We encourage participation from scientists, educators, students, politicians and members of the public interested in amphibians. The World Summit will have a focus on South Asia but we welcome participants and presenters from anywhere in the international amphibian conservation community.
“Good initiative to raise mass awareness regarding conservation of frogs.“
— Abhinandan Dutta, India
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and SAVE THE FROGS! India President Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma with the students and staff of the Shree Sarswati Bal Veena Bharati School in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, January 2018.
Confirmed speakers include:
– Dr. Kerry Kriger (SAVE THE FROGS! Founder)
– Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma (SAVE THE FROGS! India President)
– Dr. Kaushik Deuti (Zoological Survey of India)
– Dr. Karthikeyan Vasudevan (CSIR Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology)
– Dr. Nurul Islam (SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh)
– Sarbani Nag (WISH Foundation)
– Shruti Sengupta (Tasmania University)
– Sneha Dharwadkar (WISH Foundation)
– Animesh Ghose (Society for Conservation GIS)
– Bandana Adhikari (Environmental Graduates in Himalaya)
– Abdur Razzaque (University of Dhaka)
– Mohammad Sabit Hasan (Jagannath University)
“Sir today’s event was so amazing, it’s our first experience in something like this… your speeches and others’ speeches just make us so enthusiastic about this wildlife conservation, amphibians conservation …we want this event every year to happen…thank you sir to make us interested. And at the last, your bansuri playing was excellent.
— Arpan Bose, SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit Participant, Kolkata, India
The SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit will be held in the M.P. Birla Planetarium (in the seminar hall).
Adjacent to St. Paul’s Cathedral
96 Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
On both February 8th and 9th, 2019 we will have amphibious events taking place from 10am until 6pm, with a lunch break in the middle.
Please note that the Saturday 10am-12pm session is for kids only.
Here is the tentative schedule (times are subject to change!). You can download the schedule or expand it to a large view using the controls at the bottom right of the schedule.
The SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit Kolkata is FREE for all participants.
SAVE THE FROGS! is proud to announce that we have awarded $1,795 in SAVE THE FROGS! Travel Grants to facilitate the participation of nine amphibian conservationists who will be traveling from afar to take part in the World Summit. Awardees come from Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
We encourage you to confirm your participation below as soon as possible to assist us in predicting the number of attendees, which will help us choose an appropriate venue. By confirming your participation, we will also be able to keep you updated as more event details become known.
The World Summit is now FULL. The form below is now a WAITING LIST. That means that we cannot currently guarantee you a seat. Fill out the form below though and we will let you know if a seat becomes available.
The SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit is made possible through the generous contributions of our donors and members.
Please donate here to support this event.
Please contact us with any questions.