Amphibian populations worldwide are in the midst of a mass extinction crisis, yet most people are completely unaware! We need your help in getting the word out: we encourage all nature lovers to enter the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest! The contest will raise awareness of the amphibian extinction problem by getting people involved and interested, and the photos will be used on t-shirts, stickers, books, and in webpages and social media posts to both publicize our cause and raise funds for SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts.
“I love this – the photo contest! Not only will I enter, I’ll promote it amongst other nature photographers I know in Colorado and elsewhere. The $10 entry is low enough to encourage participation with a win-win outcome for the photographer as well as STF! with your 50-50 jackpot split. Such a great idea! — Choti Singh, Colorado, SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer & Ecotourist
Dear All, We invite you to attend the 4th Brazilian Symposium of Conservation Biology (IV BSCB). The symposium will be headquartered in Belo Horizonte/MG, at the Pampulha Campus of Federal University of Minas Gerais, between December 3rd and 7th, 2017, and it is being organized by Bocaina Biologia da Conservação together with the Graduate School … Continue reading The 4th Brazilian Symposium of Conservation Biology
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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On April 29th, 2017, at the Museum of Natural Sciences, we organized a herpetology workshop in support to the project SAVE THE FROGS!. At this workshop, we highlighted the importance of the preservation of this group, considering that it is the most threatened for extinction among vertebrate animals. We demystified several popular myths related to … Continue reading Save The Frogs Day 2017 at the PUC Minas Museum of Natural Sciences
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About a hundred kilometers east of Belo Horizonte (the capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil) is Santuário do Caraça, an 11,233 hectare reserve in the Serra do Espinhaço, the longest mountain range in Brazil. The reserve contains large tracts of Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Rainforest), as well as Cerrado (a drier ecosystem common to inland Brazil south of the Amazon rainforest). In April 2017 I spent three days exploring the reserve. My first night I began my search for frogs at the pond near the main lodging area. It was a cool night and the rainy season had recently ended, so there was only one frog calling. Fortunately I was able to make eye contact with a bright yellow frog (Ololygon luizotavioi) perched high on a leaf.
Are you working on an amphibian related project for school or university? Then you should consider getting private tutoring from SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, a world renowned expert with 14 years of full-time amphibian conservation experience.
Benefits Of Private Tutoring With Dr. Kriger: (1) Get the best grade possible; (2) Learn far more about your chosen topic than your peers; (3) Set yourself apart in the eyes of your teacher/professor; and (4) Gain knowledge and skills that will accelerate your journey on the path to success in the environmental field of your choice.
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger has given hundreds of presentations on amphibian conservation, in over 15 countries.
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger visited the Maple Bear Canadian School in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on March 30th, 2017 to teach amphibian ecology and conservation to 1st and 6th graders. Dr. Kriger discussed amphibian natural history, adaptations, threats to frogs and ways to improve one’s ecological footprint. The Maple Bear Canadian School is a private school where half of the classes take place in English and half in Portuguese. All of the students — including the six-year olds — were bilingual.