SAVE THE FROGS! has been working with governmental and nonprofit partners since 2010 to reduce the number of invasive species entering the USA. One of the species we have worked hardest on is the American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana or Lithobates catesbeianus). While we love bullfrogs in their native habitat, their invasion of the American West … Continue reading Calling All Californians: Bullfrog Action Required in Van Nuys, CA April 26th, 2017
On December 7th, 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! and the Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition to the California Fish & Game Commission (FGC) calling on the state to ban the importation of live American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) by adding the species to the state’s list of restricted animals. The addition would help prevent future … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Petitions State of California to Ban Importation of American Bullfrogs
WANTED! Californians who care about their state’s native wildlife. The California Fish & Game Commission (FGC) holds regular public meetings at which citizens are generally granted two minutes to speak on any relevant environmental topic. As the FGC holds significant power with respect to the continuance of American Bullfrog importations, SAVE THE FROGS! seeks supporters … Continue reading CALIFORNIA: Speakers Needed at Fish & Game Commission Hearings
The American Bullfrog is a harmful non-native invasive species in California that spreads disease and eats native wildlife. The frogs are imported into the state by the millions and cause huge ecological damage to the state’s wildlife and ecosystems. On February 12th, 2015 the California Fish and Game Commission will be receiving a presentation from … Continue reading Action Alert! Help stop the bullfrog importation
This post is brought to you by SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey: Food for thought: What does it take to get frog legs on your plate in California? If you’re in San Francisco, hop on the trolly and head down to Chinatown. I had heard it was easy to find a live … Continue reading From the Pond to the Plate: Bullfrogs in Chinatown, San Francisco
Several million non-native American Bullfrogs are imported into California each year for use in the food, pet and dissection trades. Bullfrogs are native to eastern North America, but have established populations throughout the western USA, where they cause massive ecological damage due to their voracious appetites for native wildlife; their propensity to spread deadly diseases; and their … Continue reading California: Sign The Petition To Ban The Invasive American Bullfrog!
The City of Santa Cruz voted unanimously today (January 24, 2012) to ban the sale, release, importation and possession of American Bullfrogs. This makes Santa Cruz the first city in the country to take such a step, and sets an important precedent for other jurisdictions to follow. The non-native frogs spread chytrid fungus and prey … Continue reading City of Santa Cruz bans American Bullfrogs!