Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! Cali in Colombia! These dedicated conservationists have been given the Ian Young Award for Amphibian Conservation by SAVE THE FROGS! This $1,200 award will assist their efforts educating children in villages where endangered poison dart frogs are illegally being collected and exported for the international pet trade. Keep up the … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Cali receives $1,250 award for amphibian conservation!
“I do not support the purchase, sale, or holding in captivity of any frogs. I believe that even aside from potential ecological consequences (depletion of wild populations, spread of diseases via long-distance transport), all sentient beings have a right to live in freedom. I have never kept a frog as a pet; my passion for … Continue reading Pet Frogs
The worldwide trade in frog legs is undoubtedly a significant contributor to the decline and extinction of amphibian populations worldwide. Recent papers have shown that well over a hundred million frogs are taken out of the wild each year, and that frog farms have proliferated around the world. The frog legs trade is problematic whether … Continue reading Help us stop the ecologically damaging frog legs trade
Hunting,capturing and killing of any frog species is banned in the state of Goa under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Similarly, serving frog meat in restaurants or private establishments is illegal and can result in a fine and/or imprisonment. (Photo of Indian Bullfrog by Nirmal Kulkarni) Nirmal Kulkarni of Goa Wild Watch brings us … Continue reading The Indian Bullfrog: in imminent danger
Are humans eating frogs to extinction? What should we do about it? Read the new Conservation Biology article by Warkentin et al. entitled “Eating Frogs to Extinction“ Continue reading Eating Frogs to Extinction