SAVE THE FROGS! Colombia

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Introduction

Colombia is home to 811 known species of amphibians. These species are facing extreme threats due to habitat destruction, pesticides, infectious diseases, climate change and over-harvesting for the pet trade and for scientific collections. 

SAVE THE FROGS! Colombia is a non-profit volunteer organization, whose mission is to protect Colombia’s amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. We are the first South American branch of USA-based SAVE THE FROGS!.

“Cuando salvamos las ranas, estamos protegiendo toda nuestra fauna, nuestros ecosistemas y los seres humanos.”
— SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger

Hypsiboas punctatus Colombia frog

Photo of Hypsiboas punctatus from Macangual Reserve, Florencia, Caqueta by Dr. Kerry Kriger.

Colombia's Amazing Biodiversity

Nearly 10% of all the world’s amphibian species live in Colombia (811 species as of August 2021). Colombia also has the highest number of ecosystems of any country (99), the highest number of bird species (1,900), and the 2nd highest number of orchid species (4,270)! Please donate to SAVE THE FROGS! and help us save Colombia’s amazing wildlife and ecosystems!

“I am originally from Colombia and in great part my love for frogs comes from growing up in the country with the 2nd highest number of species of frogs. I hope you have a good time in Colombia and I’m glad to hear you are spreading the word about the decline of anurans there. Cheers, Ximena”
— Ximena Bernal, Texas Tech University

Hypsiboas cinerascens

Photo of Hypsiboas cinerascens from Macangual Reserve, Florencia, Caqueta by Dr. Kerry Kriger.

Aims And Objectives

SAVE THE FROGS! Colombia will educate the public about the importance of amphibians and strengthen their appreciation of Colombia’s amphibian populations; empower students and researchers to become amphibian conservationists in Colombia; observe Save The Frogs Day and work to get proper recognition of amphibian issues in Colombia. We will develop educational materials in Spanish. These materials will illustrate the importance of amphibians, the threats they face, and how people can help ensure their survival. Printed copies will be distributed at schools, community bulletin boards, conferences, and university biology departments. Digital copies will be made available on this website for widespread international access. We will also assist SAVE THE FROGS! USA with their worldwide amphibian conservation efforts.

Dendropsophus mathiasoni colombia

Photo of Dendropsophus mathiasoni from Macangual Reserve, Florencia, Caqueta by Dr. Kerry Kriger.

Photos Of Colombia's Amazing Frogs And Toads

Please be sure to visit our Frogs & Toads of Colombia webpage, where we have amazing photos of at least 24 species of Colombian amphibians.

Pristimantis palmeri in amplexus, photo by Dr. Kerry Kriger. These amazing frogs live in the forest in the Dapa reserve near Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

T-Shirts - Camisetas

Help save the frogs from the Andes to the Amazon by ordering these awesome SAVE THE FROGS! Colombia t-shirts. All proceeds to SAVE THE FROGS! Colombia. Shirts are made in Colombia, supporting local businesses. 
Order your t-shirt here!

Shirts are made with super comfortable “piel de durazno”.

The styles change over the years, but whatever we are offering you are certain to like!

Colombia Frogs Video

Thanks to Liliana Patricia Saboya Acosta of the Universidad de Magdalena for making this video about Colombia’s frogs!

If you make films about Colombia’s frogs, please let us know!

Spread The Word

Please add these images to your website linked to https://savethefrogs.com/colombia to help spread the word! If you need the high resolution version of a logo, please contact us and we can send it to you.

If you are a graphic designer and wish to volunteer for SAVE THE FROGS!, please let us know!

Thank You To Our Generous Donors!

Thanks so much to the following people who have donated to support our efforts!

— Denise East

— Robert Furtek
— Steven Bruckner
— Katherine Cookerly
— Loretta Walter
— Linda Bishop
— Albert Westerman
— Emily Bishton
— John Carothers
— Mindy Meadows
— James Cunradi
— Violet Highley
— Rose Stuart
— Wendy Carroll
— Ray Nash
— Ryan Barnes
— Lenore Bussing
— Nancie Sailor
— Leif Olson
— Michael Carr
— Katherine Cadury
— Mary Croft
— Sarah Kupferberg
— Mitch Ellah
— Oliver Hyman
— Rasika Ramesh
— Don Stevens
— Glenn Stewart
— Mark Harris
— Tax Solutions For Real People
— Thibaut Vilminot
— Ingrid Kaatz 
— Ronald Tremper
— Vincent Connolly
— Ruth C Cassidy
— Laurel Rohrer

If you donate $50 or more to our Colombian frog saving efforts, we will happily list your name here as well! Just donate here and then email us to let us know to direct your contribution to SAVE THE FROGS! Colombia.

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger in Florencia, Colombia, 1800m above sea level, 2013

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