Amphibians

Welcome to the SAVE THE FROGS! Amphibians category archive page! Below you will find a wealth of articles on amphibians, displayed with the most recently published articles at the top. We hope you learn a lot and become inspired to take action for amphibians!

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Why The Giant Squeaker Frog Is “Giant”

Frogs in the genus Arthroleptis are often referred to as “squeakers.” This is because of the distinctive high pitched call they make. They are usually small — about the size of a baby’s thumb — with the smallest squeaker measuring merely 15mm in length. The Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) measures up to 50mm, making …

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A deadly salamander fungus

See the full article in the upcoming December issue of SAVE THE FROGS! Magazine, order here: www.savethefrogs.com/december2015 Photo by Peter de Koning   Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, or Bsal, is a recently discovered new member of the chytrid family of deadly pathogenic fungi affecting amphibians. True to the name, B. salamandrivorans affects salamanders rather than frogs, like …

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Mission Possible: The Search and Rescue of Ghana’s Critically Endangered Giant Squeaker Frog

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, West Africa’s first non-profit organisation dedicated exclusively to the conservation of amphibians, is conducting extensive field surveys and rescue operations for the critically endangered Ghana Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) from 19th– 23rd December, 2014. Volunteers both in Ghana and abroad are welcome to join our experts on this all important …

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Protecting the Yellow-Legged Frogs and Yosemite Toads

On behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! and California’s endangered amphibians, on November 18th, 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger submitted the following letter to the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s official call for public comment related to its proposal to protect three of California’s threatened amphibian species: “I am a professional biologist with a Ph.D. in environmental …

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One Of The World’s Rarest Frogs Finally Found

Less than 14 individuals of the Giant Squeaker Frog are known to survive Kumasi, Ghana, October 23, 2013. After four years of intensive search for the Krokosua Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua), a team of scientists from the nonprofit SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana (http://savethefrogs.com/ghana) found the critically endangered frog at Ghana’s Western Region Sui River Forest Reserve. …

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Help save the Yellow-Legged Frogs and Yosemite Toads

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) seeks your comments on their proposal to list as endangered species the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog, all populations of Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs that occur north of the Tehachapi Mountains, and the Yosemite Toad! They also seek your comments regarding their proposal to designate critical habitat for these species. …

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Learn about the Amazing Amphibians of California!

Want to learn more about the amphibians of California? SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey discusses the natural history and ecology of many of California’s amazing amphibians, the threats they face, and explains how YOU can help these incredible creatures from extinction! Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/UQwtFFJ2_BI Photo: Mountain Yellow-legged Frog, Vance Vredenburg …

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American Bullfrogs And My Meeting With Assemblywoman Fiona Ma

Posted by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger One of the greatest threats to California’s native wildlife is the continued introduction of non-native American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana or Lithobates catesbeianus). The bullfrogs, widely regarded as one of the world’s worst invasive species, prey on native wildlife and spread infectious diseases. California currently imports several …

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