About SAVE THE FROGS!

Founded in 2008 by amphibian biologist Dr. Kerry Kriger, 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.

What We Do

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

Since 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers have held over 2,000 educational events in 57 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 legislation on behalf of amphibians; and educated millions of people worldwide about amphibians.

SAVE THE FROGS! exists in order to make the world a better place for amphibians and humans.

Why Frogs Are Important And Worth Saving

Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1980, and this is NOT normal: amphibians naturally go extinct at a rate of only about one species every 500 years!

Amphibians provide an array of ecosystem services and knowledge of amphibians has led to numerous advances in human medicine. Plus frogs look and sound cool, and kids love them — so there are lots of reasons to save the frogs!

Photo: European Green Toad (Bufotes viridis)

Legal Status & Organization

SAVE THE FROGS! is a USA-based nonprofit corporation and IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity.

SAVE THE FROGS! is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by our Executive Director, with assistance from our worldwide team of Volunteers.

Photo of Twin-spotted Flying Frog (Rhacophorus bipunctatus) from Satchari National Park in Bangladesh courtesy of Tania Akhter.

Funding Sources & Financial Information

SAVE THE FROGS! is funded primarily by donations from nature enthusiasts like you.

With your support and involvement, SAVE THE FROGS! will continue to empower the next generation of amphibian conservationists and introduce millions of people to the wild world of frogs.

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 and  becoming a member!

Our Promise

The SAVE THE FROGS! Promise is a guiding statement describing our values and ideals, as well as our commitments to the various groups who comprise the SAVE THE FROGS! Worldwide Community: our donors, staff, volunteers, ecotourists, supporters, students, and of course the amphibians.

With your support and involvement, SAVE THE FROGS! will continue to empower the next generation of amphibian conservationists and introduce millions of people to the wild world of frogs.

Photo of Eleutherodactylus coqui from Puerto Rico submitted to the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest by Jan Zegarra.

Our Values

SAVE THE FROGS! members aspire to be Protectors, Lifelong Learners, Educators, Advocates, Ambassadors, Stewards, Voters, Volunteers and Contributors.

“Wow. Thanks a lot. I’ll have trouble sleeping tonight. It was so inspiring for me to see the work that is being done around the world to help protect amphibians, and consequently, to protect nature, which helps other species. Congratulations for your work. These were wonderful people that I saw/met today. I connected with a few through private messages. A gift. Thanks”
— Linda Paetow, Canada

Ptychohyla sanctaecrucis art by Jay Manchand

Statement Of Purpose

In 2009, we wrote out specific objectives and purposes of SAVE THE FROGS!. These hold true today as much as ever, and serve as a means for determining which programs and activities we should focus on to most throughly accomplish our amphibious mission.

Photo of Fire Salamander (Salamandre salamandre) from Europe.

International Chapters

SAVE THE FROGS! provides advice and financial support to international chapters in a multitude of countries, including SAVE THE FROGS! India, which is an independent entity registered with the government of India.

Photo: Participants of the SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit in Kolkata, 2019.

“That the event was a major success in creating awareness and sensitizing people from different strata of the society is an understatement. Thank you Kerry once again for giving Kolkata and Bengal the opportunity to contribute towards conservation of frogs on a global scale.”
— Sarbani Nag, World Summit Organizer and Secretary of SAVE THE FROGS! India

SAVE THE FROGS! Grants & Scholarships

Since 2009, SAVE THE FROGS! has disbursed over $100,000 in grants, to conservationists in at least 16 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Estonia, Ghana, India, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Tanzania and the USA.

SAVE THE FROGS! has also provided over $17,000 worth of scholarships to 120+ amphibian conservationists, to facilitate their environmental education goals.

How SAVE THE FROGS! Makes A Worldwide Impact

The SAVE THE FROGS! movement has spread around the planet and continues to grow because we continually strive to educate, inspire and empower nature lovers like you, and provide a multitude of ways for you to make a positive impact for amphibians and the planet, in your community and beyond.

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 and becoming a member!

Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!

Photo: Save The Frogs Day 2019 in Nepal with the next generation of amphibian conservationists.