SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s efforts have resulted in a huge victory for the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua). From 2015 through early 2019, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founders Dr. Kerry Kriger and Gilbert Adum campaigned for the re-categorization of the Giant Squeaker Frog by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), from Near Threatened to Critically Endangered. Success was achieved in March 2019 with the IUCN officially re-categorizing the frog as Critically Endangered. This new listing will help the Giant Squeaker Frog receive significantly increased protections and will enable conservation groups like SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana to more easily secure funding for conservation programs in and around the frog’s habitat in western Ghana. Continue reading The Giant Squeaker Frog Is Now Officially Listed As Critically Endangered
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologistkerry@savethefrogs.com 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, … Continue reading Dr. Kerry Kriger
On February 22nd, 2018 the Zoological Society of Bangladesh hosted a SAVE THE FROGS! seminar at University of Dhaka, in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger delivered a presentation on amphibian conservation and the history of SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh. Thanks to all the organizers and the 80+ attendees!
Empowering Indian & Bangladeshi Citizens To Protect Amphibian Populations:SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger Visits India & Bangladesh From December 2017 through February 2018, I will visit SAVE THE FROGS! volunteers in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Delhi, Dhaka, Chittagong & Sylhet to give presentations and assist them in increasing the effectiveness of their efforts … Continue reading Dr. Kerry Kriger Visits India & Bangladesh
The SAVE THE FROGS! mission remains an urgent one, given that about one-third of the world’s amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger was recently interviewed on the Edgar Ortega Radio Show to discuss frog conservation. It was an opportunity to discuss a variety of topics important to SAVE THE FROGS! and amphibian conservation.
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SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger conceived and directs the world’s most effective public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibians. Read on to learn about his multitude of accomplishments for the betterment of amphibians and the planet.
“SAVE THE FROGS! and Kerry Kriger deserve nothing but respect and appreciation for working to make our planet a better place for all; amphibians and mankind alike. Kerry, you do great things for this planet and especially amphibians. To be one little person and to make an impact, is more than most of us can ever dream to do. Good for you, and keep saving those frogs!”
— Chris Brennan; Salamander Biologist, CT
Dr. Kriger on the slopes of Rucu Pichincha, where he led a hike during the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour.
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
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger first traveled to Ghana in September 2011. On that trip he co-founded SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana with amphibian biologist Gilbert Adum. In 2016, Dr. Kriger returned to Ghana to lead the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, a 23-day journey to train volunteers and spread amphibian awareness throughout the country. This is his story of how he became an African chief.
On September 22nd, 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger took a pledge to help the environment and development of the Yawkrom community, and was inducted as chief of environment and development.
In September 2003 I flew to Australia to learn everything I could about frogs. I spent hundreds of hours walking up streams in search of frogs. I learned how to find and identify frogs by their calls and color patterns, body shape and habitat preferences. I learned molecular biology and spent hundreds of hours in the laboratory testing nearly 3,000 frogs for disease. I taught calculus, chemistry, ecology and vertebrate biology at my university and I won a large grant from the National Geographic Society to fund my research. I published original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and received awards for presentations I gave at ecological conferences. In June 2007 I returned to the USA with a doctoral degree and a desire to put my knowledge to use for the betterment of the planet.
Educating kids in Florida, March 2012
A Letter from SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger I am excited to be saving frogs with you in 2015 and hope your year is off to a great start. The SAVE THE FROGS! movement has grown significantly since 2008 and I am confident that with your support and involvement, this will be a fabulous … Continue reading Saving The Frogs in 2015