wetlands

Wetlands – Build A Frog Pond

SAVE THE FROGS! builds low-cost, long-lasting, aesthetically-pleasing wetlands that attract and support wildlife. Amphibian populations have been rapidly disappearing worldwide and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. Habitat destruction is the number one cause of amphibian population declines worldwide and the majority of America’s wetlands have been destroyed or …

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SAVE THE FROGS! built a wetland at Garvey Intermediate School in Los Angeles

Kathlyn Franco Osagie Wetlands

SAVE THE FROGS! is proud to be building wetlands at schools. We are merging conservation and education by building wetlands that will be used for outdoor education. More importantly, we are building wetlands in urban environment. Historically, the majority of humans lived in rural areas where they farmed and hunted regularly. In 1800, only three …

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SAVE THE FROGS! and UCLA build wetlands for California Tiger Salamanders

ucla wetlands

Earlier this year, UCLA researchers asked SAVE THE FROGS! to help them build 18 research wetlands in Monterey, CA. The aim of the project is to assist the endangered California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense; hereafter CTS). The CTS is an endemic species only found in California, making it an important amphibian to protect. On June …

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Building a Wetland at Garvey Intermediate School in Los Angeles County

Garvey school wetlands

Many urban children have never seen a frog in the wild. With over 90% of California’s wetlands drained and amphibians declining at unprecedented rates, it is becoming increasingly rare that children come into contact with amphibians. Nature deficit disorder is a significant problem in American children, and it is well documented that spending time in …

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Wetland Success in Plumas National Forest

plumas national forest wetlands

Thanks to the very generous donations of twenty SAVE THE FROGS! supporters, we were able to assist in the construction of six wetlands in June/July 2017! The three wetlands in Elgin, AZ were built to provide habitat for the threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis). The other three wetlands are in Plumas National Forest, and …

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World Wetlands Day with SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires

Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply drinking water. However, degradation and conversion for other land-use continues. On February 2 every year since 1997, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and citizen groups at all levels of the community have taken the opportunity to carry out events and activities aimed …

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Building Wetlands For California Red-Legged Frogs In Eldorado National Forest

rana draytonii california red legged frog

California Red-Legged Frogs (Rana draytonii) were once abundant in California, but their numbers declined drastically in the mid-1800’s when gold miners began eating them in large quantities and their mining activities eroded hillsides and polluted the water bodies the frogs rely on. Modern day Californians negatively impact California Red-Legged Frogs by destroying the frogs’ habitats …

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Re-Frogging America in 2017

wetland restoration

SAVE THE FROGS! plans to build six wetlands in 2017. Four of the wetlands will be approximately 30-ft diameter and two will be 12-ft diameter. Each wetland takes a full day to build. The large wetlands require heavy equipment (such as an excavator). The small wetlands we will build by hand. The estimated cost for SAVE …

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