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SAVE THE FROGS! protects amphibian populations and empowers ordinary citizens to make extraordinary contributions to the betterment of the planet.

We are so happy you found us! We look forward to teaching you all about amphibians and ways YOU can save them.

SAVE THE FROGS! is the world's most effective amphibian conservation organization. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. We work in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife.

Since 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers have held over 1,800 educational events in 62 countries to inspire, educate and empower people like you to protect and care for amphibians. SAVE THE FROGS! has created, restored and protected habitat for threatened amphibian populations; spearheaded successful local, state and federal governmental actions on behalf of amphibians; and otherwise educated millions of people worldwide about amphibians.

As we continue our work to counteract the massive harm being done to frog populations, your financial support is more crucial than ever. Please support our efforts by donating, volunteering, becoming a member, spreading the word and purchasing some eco-friendly merchandise from our Gift Center. Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!

Have you ever been curious how your donations are spent by the charities you support? Would you like to ensure your donations get used for the greatest good? If you are like most donors, the answers are YES and YES!

I chose five of the largest and most well-known environmental charities (we will refer to them as The Big Guys) and I compiled their relevant financial data to compare it to that of SAVE THE FROGS!. My goal was to determine how SAVE THE FROGS! is doing in regards to wise use of donor funds. The five charities I chose all have annual revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and all five have average revenues over 1,000 times greater than does SAVE THE FROGS!, so it is safe to assume these charities collect a significant proportion of the world's environmental donations.

Meet The Big Guys:
World Wildlife Fund
The Nature Conservancy
Greenpeace International
Conservation International
Natural Resources Defense Council

The Big Guys all do fabulous things for the environment; this article is only intended to examine how their supporters' donations are spent. Read on to find out what I found out!

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Frog art by SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Alyssa Castelluccio. Volunteerism is one way SAVE THE FROGS! reduces our expenses. Thousands of frog enthusiasts worldwide have volunteered for SAVE THE FROGS! over the years.

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks your feedback! Please let us know what you love about our organization...and how can we improve. Give us your thoughts on our programs, our website, our methods, or anything that's on your mind. Your feedback will help us save as many amphibians from extinction as possible AND help ensure that we provide you with the best experience possible. We appreciate your input!

Submit Your Feedback Below!

 

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Red-Eyed Treefrog art from Brazil by Emanuelle Santos

Thank you to all our supporters who are an integral part of the SAVE THE FROGS! community and help us create a better world for humans and wildlife. I founded SAVE THE FROGS! in 2008 with a vision of spreading amphibian awareness and connecting the worldwide community of amphibian biologists and enthusiasts. What was once merely a vision has become a worldwide organization that has transcended cultural and geographical boundaries to create a significantly better planet for amphibians and for humans.
 
Thanks to your support and involvement, SAVE THE FROGS! has:

- Coordinated and conducted over 1,800 educational events in 62 countries to inspire action for endangered amphibians and grow the worldwide amphibian conservation community.

- Stopped the City of San Francisco from destroying the Little Yosemite Canyon stretch of Alameda Creek, which is prime breeding habitat for Foothill Yellow-Legged Frogs.

- Assisted with or independently led the construction or restoration of 29 wetlands, involving over a thousand volunteers.

- Educated over three million people via the SAVE THE FROGS! website (savethefrogs.com), which holds over 1,000 freely accessible articles.

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- Prevented the construction of a 12-story restaurant and apartment complex on top of one of Canada’s last three populations of Fowler’s Toads.

- Co-authored a petition that led to the federal prohibition on importation and interstate transportation of 201 salamander species, thereby reducing the likelihood of infectious disease spread.

- Successfully campaigned for legislation in Santa Cruz City and County that prevents the importation and transportation of non-native American Bullfrogs. Earlier this month we submitted a petition to the state of California calling for a statewide prohibition on bullfrog imports.

- Founded Africa’s most effective amphibian conservation group (SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana), which has planted over 15,000 trees to reforest habitat for critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frogs; trained numerous undergraduates in amphibian biology and field techniques; trained villagers in beekeeping so they do not have to chop trees to collect wild honey; and campaigned for the creation of a new national park to protect the Togo Slippery Frog, which is known to survive on only two streams.

- Independently raised over $1,000,000 for amphibian conservation projects, over 99% of which has come from private sources (real people like you!).

- Disbursed over $74,127 in grants to conservationists in 15 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Estonia, Ghana, India, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Tanzania, United States.

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Harlequin Poison Dart Frog, Buenaventura, Colombia

- Spearheaded an effort that resulted in California Governor Jerry Brown signing his approval on a bill that made the California Red-Legged Frog the state's official amphibian.

- Trained thousands of students through SAVE THE FROGS! Academy online courses and via the multitude of educational videos freely available on the SAVE THE FROGS! YouTube Channel.

- Inspired tens of thousands of people to sign petitions and submit letters of comment to government agencies on a variety of campaigns, including the banning of harmful pesticides; preventing mining of amphibian habitats; and listing of threatened amphibian species under state and federal endangered species acts. One such campaign (in which SAVE THE FROGS! supporters contributed over 95% of the comments received by the federal government) led to the National Park Service removing non-native fish from over 60 water bodies in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

- Led five ecotours to developing countries (Belize, Ecuador and Peru), introducing over 60 of our supporters to tropical ecosystems and contributing over $50,000 to local economies, which enables communities to better protect their natural areas and wildlife.

- Developed numerous innovative and original methods for reaching and empowering teachers and students worldwide, including Save The Frogs Day, the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, and the SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest, each of which has reached over 60 countries and educated many thousands of students.

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Thanks to our valued supporters, SAVE THE FROGS! has forged new ground in amphibian conservation and inspired, educated and empowered many thousands of people and organizations in the USA and worldwide, resulting in a massive positive impact that will benefit amphibians for decades to come.

We have accomplished an incredible amount -- yet I know that we have only scratched the surface of what we are truly capable of. SAVE THE FROGS! has huge plans for the future and I look forward to sharing many more successes with you.

Thank you so much for your active involvement in SAVE THE FROGS! and helping to make all this possible.

Sincerely,
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & EcologistKerry Kriger Argentina
In April 2016, I visited the southernmost portion of the Atlantic Rainforest (one of the world's biodiversity hotspots) in Misiones, Argentina. I also gave presentations at the University of Buenos Aires, the University of La Plata and the National University of the Northeast, in Corrientes.

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Thanks for your message Kerry. If your country gave awards for service to conservation and science, I would be banging on people’s door, because what you have done and are doing is totally exceptional.

With admiration and best wishes,
John Poynton
Museum of Natural History, London"

Hey Kerry,
I wanted to say phenomenal work accomplished by SAVE THE FROGS!. I read the email with all the accomplishments from your organization, truly amazing work. Keep up the great work, and I am looking forward to Ashton being a supporter of STF!
Best Wishes,

Chase Pirtle
Animal Care Specialist & Habitat Manager
Ashton Biological Preserve

Wow! Wow and wow! Congratulations Kerry on your amazing success and the equally amazing and positive impact you are having on people and amphibians everywhere.  You are a true inspiration and Its a pleasure to support you in saving the frogs!
Warm regards and always follow your dreams,
Maggie Mistal, Career Coach

SAVE THE FROGS! is the world's most effective amphibian conservation organization. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. We work in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife. 

Since 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! scientists and volunteers have held over 1,800 educational events in 60 countries to educate people about the plight of frogs and teach them ways to protect amphibians. As we continue our work to counteract the harm being done to frog populations, your financial support is more crucial than ever. Please support our efforts by donating, volunteering, spreading the word and purchasing some eco-friendly merchandise from the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center. And we would love you to become a member

You are currently on the SAVE THE FROGS! 2 website. This is our new website, which is under heavy construction. Learn about our plans for this site here. We are adding content daily to this site. Our original site (www.savethefrogs.com) is still live. Later this year we will merge both sites together and everything will reside at www.savethefrogs.com; until then, please enjoy both our websites!

Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!

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How To Contact SAVE THE FROGS!

You can email SAVE THE FROGS! at:
contact@savethefrogs.com

You can write to us at:
SAVE THE FROGS!
1968 S. Coast Hwy Suite 622
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

You can call us at:
415-878-6525

You can connect with SAVE THE FROGS! through social media at:
- YouTube: www.savethefrogs.com/youtube
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If you love frogs enough to want to enquire about them, we encourage you to please donate and/or become a member and help support our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts so that an abundance of amphibians cover the Earth for the enjoyment of generations to come. Thank you for your dedication to the frogs!

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