On September 17th, 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires took part in the 1st Census and Cleanup of the Costanera Norte Ecological Reserve (RECN) as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. SAVE THE FROGS! volunteers from the Buenos Aires community helped in the census and helped to clean part of the Rio de la Plata’s estuary coastline and the reserve’s wetland. We thank Grupo de Educación y Conservación Ambiental FCEyN for inviting us. We are really happy for this chance to help the reserve’s environment and all the amphibians that inhabit it! Working together we can improve the world we live in and save the frogs!
Com a crescente perda populacional de anfíbios, torna-se necessário iniciativas que busquem amenizar os impactos causados a esse grupo de vertebrados. A educação ambiental é uma ótima ferramenta para tal. A ONG SAVE THE FROGS! criada em 2008 pelo Dr. Kerry Kriger, no estado da Califórnia, tem como objetivo proteger populações de anfíbios e promover uma sociedade que respeite e valorize a natureza e a vida selvagem. Em 2017, foi instituída a SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais, presidida pelo biólogo Cleiton Caetano, que conta com ajuda de da vice-presidente Ana Frois, Secretário Davi Oliveira, coordenadora de comunicações Camille Aleixo, tesoureira Paula Araujo, que tem mesmo objetivo, porém com foco em Minas Gerais Brasil. Nos dias 22 e 23 de maio, a SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais, desenvolveu um projeto juntamente com uma escola de Belo Horizonte, denominada Escola da Serra, que está localizada na Rua do Ouro, n. 1900, Bairro Serra. Uma escola que foge dos métodos de ensinos tradicionais, esta adota uma metodologia no qual o estudante tem a liberdade em aprender da forma que for mais fácil para ele, tornando-os pessoas mais críticas e com espírito investigativo.
With the increasing decline in amphibian populations, initiatives are needed that mitigate the impacts caused to these vertebrates, and environmental education is a great tool for this. SAVE THE FROGS! was created in 2008 by Dr. Kerry Kriger, in the state of California. It aims to protect amphibians’ population and to build up a society that respects and appreciate nature and wildlife. In 2017 we established SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais, presided over by the biologist Cleiton Caetano, and supported by the Vice-President Ana Frois, the secretary Davi Oliveira, the communications coordinator Camille Aleixo, and the treasurer Paula Araujo. With the same goal, but focused on Minas Gerais, Brazil, SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais conducted a project along with a school in Belo Horizonte (Escola da Serra) on May 22nd/23rd, 2017. This school does not apply traditional teaching methods, and adopts a methodology in which the students have the freedom to decide the easiest way to learn for them, giving them a more critical investigative view.
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Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! Task Force Member Biraj Shrestha for winning his first grant from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. The $2,500 award will enable the Biraj and his team to research Rara Lake frogs in western Nepal and gather more information about these data deficient species. This award will greatly benefit the amphibians of Nepal!
When we were kids, my brother and I used to sneak frogs into the house to play with them, in all secrecy and unknown to our parents. At some point, we even raised one from barely jumping to fully grown adult. Every weekend, we would stay over at my grandmother’s place situated just next to a stream and at night we would fall asleep to the sound of frogs croaking in harmony. But I must say that thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! – an organization I got to know through an online poetry contest I entered back in 2011 – I keep on learning amazing frog facts that have not only made me further understand those little jumping creatures, but that have as well, made me appreciate and acknowledge their importance in the sustainability of the ecosystem, for the survival of mankind globally, and especially in my tropical island, Mauritius.
Sylvan Heights Bird Park in North Carolina hosted a Save The Frogs Day celebration on April 29, 2017. Visitors to the park were able to experience wetland and frog connection activities, along with informational displays about Save The Frogs Day, how to help amphibians and ACTUAL frog and toad species from the surrounding wetland/pond areas. All visitors had multiple learning opportunities which provided insight into the plight of amphibians and helped develop an awareness of frogs and frog conservation in the United State and around the world!
The 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day was celebrated in Sylhet, Bangladesh! Students, professors and members of the public gathered together to learn about amphibian ecology and conservation at Sylhet Agricultural University. This event was organized by PRADHIKAR (প্রাধিকার), which is an organization run by students of the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science at Sylhet Agricultural University. It’s a volunteer team that works for the establishment and reservation of animal rights to welfare and conservation of biodiversity. PRADHIKAR has celebrated Save The Frogs Day each year since 2012 and they actively raise awareness for the conservation needs of amphibians in Bangladesh.
On the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 29th, 2017) over 200 people gathered together at the Father Louis Blondel Centre in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, to celebrate and raise awareness for African bullfrogs. The community of Diepsloot is established in a wetland area, home to the African bullfrog, and many residents were not aware of the need to protect this amazing amphibian. The event was sponsored by The Wot-If? Trust in collaboration with Dr. Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots South Africa programme as well as Shumbashaba. You can learn more about their fantastic Save The Frogs Day event here.
Estonian Fund For Nature and the Tallinn Zoo organized an event for the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 29th, 2017). Despite a snowstorm, 30 people came out to learn about frogs! The group participated in workshops, played fun activities (games, quizes and crafts) and watched movies about amphibian ecology and consevation.
Watch The SAVE THE FROGS! Ted-ED Video Amphibians are in danger — worldwide, nearly one-third of amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teamed up with TED to produce the video below, which has been viewed over 175,000 times. Please watch and enjoy exploring our website and … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! TED-Ed Video
The SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center has amazing gifts for frog lovers, with all proceeds supporting our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. We have got frog themed shirts, stickers, wristbands, posters, mugs, tote bags and more! 100% of proceeds go toward our frog conservation programs. Find the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center at:shop.savethefrogs.com Continue reading The SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center