Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, Save The Frogs Day is the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Save The Frogs Day takes place annually on the last Saturday of April. Get involved!The 12th Annual Save The Frogs Day: Saturday, April 25th, 2020The 12th Annual Save The Frogs Day will take … Continue reading Save The Frogs Day
On April 29th, 2017 I went out to snatch the mail. My neighbor, Andrew Marsh, an old mutual acquaintance of mine, was walking past, and I struck up a conversation as a good neighbor does. I had an idea of how amazing the day was going to be already, but little did I know that later that night I was going to be initiated into a clan of rock’n’roll environmentalists. You see, my neighbor Andrew isn’t your ordinary Santa Cruz resident. In fact, Andrew the Wizard, was lead guitarist in a band of anthropomorphic funkadelic superheroes whose mission in life is to save the world’s frogs. How? Namely through raising money and awareness about the increasingly dire plight that frogs face. This group, The Frogman Experience, were to rock the Ocean Street Center for Nonviolence that night, and so Andrew extended the invite.
“There’s a suggested donation,” he said, “but all proceeds go to benefit SAVE THE FROGS!”
It goes without saying that I was game.
The SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST Chapter conducted habitat restoration activities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology campus’ Wewe River on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in commemoration of the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day for amphibian conservation events. Fifty chapter members took part in the celebration, including the President of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Students Association (Mr. Dwumah Kwaku Afrifa). Participants removed invasive weeds such as Devil Weed (Chromolaena odorata), which is a major threat to amphibian survival. They also planted 150 seedlings of two carefully selected tree species: the fungi and insect resistant Kusia (Nauclea diderrichii) and Militia (Millettia thonningii), known for its soil conservation and erosion control properties. Additionally, Prince Adu-Tutu and Victor Adjei, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Chapter respectively, trained participants in amphibian monitoring and ecological data collection protocols. This newly acquired knowledge helps Chapter members to effectively monitor and evaluate the impact of the restoration activities on local amphibian populations.
SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST leading conservation effort around campus’s Wewe River.
The Picampall Association had a successful Save The Frogs Day event on April 8th, 2017 with the help of the Municipality of I’Ampolla. The event consisted of an informational talk about amphibians in the Mediterranean zone and then a night tour of ponds on Picampall’s ornithological preserve. Group of participants observing amphibians in Picampall’s nature … Continue reading Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Tarragona, Spain
The Republic of Mauritius celebrated Save The Frogs Day 2017 with three wonderful, separate events. First, Miss India Worldwide Mauritius 2016 Jaleela Hassennally visited Les Joyeux Lutin primary school, where she spent quality time with the students and teachers. She talked to the students about the importance of preserving frogs and other animal life with the goal of instilling an appreciation for amphibians as well as persuading them to never eat frogs. The first Mauritius SAVE THE FROGS! event at the Les Joyeux Lutin Primary school took place in 2012 and the students and faculty are still dedicated to the cause in 2017.
Miss India Worldwide Mauritius 2016 Jaleela Hassennally visited Les Joyeux Lutin primary school to teach about frog conservation.
Stoneman Elementary in Pittsburg, California hosted yet another Save The Frogs Day fair. The school’s third grade students helped raise awareness about how frogs are disappearing and what kids can do to help. The students gave in-depth presentations about the adaptations of four different frogs they had been studying for months. Two hundred people attended this learning fair. SAVE THE FROGS! ecologist Micheal Starkey was one of the people in attedance and gave a informational talk to the students about amphibian conservation.
SAVE THE FROGS! ecologist Michael Starkey teaching the students about amphibian conservation.
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.
Jaleela Hassennally sporting a SAVE THE FROGS! shirt.
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.