February 2nd Every Year
Today is World Wetlands Day, and we’re reminded of the critical role wetlands play in our environment and the health of our planet. These ecosystems are not just water bodies; they are the lifeblood of the Earth, serving as natural purifiers, flood protectors, and biodiversity hotspots.
Wetlands are essential for countless species (including humans!) for clean water, food and climate regulation. These habitats are crucial for amphibians, offering them a sanctuary to thrive and reproduce.
On this special day, we emphasize the importance of protecting and restoring these invaluable ecosystems for the well-being of future generations. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the beauty and ecological significance of wetlands around the world.
Frog art from the 2023 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest by Елена Барновицкая, Belarus
SAVE THE FROGS! Wetland Programs
In line with the spirit of World Wetlands Day, we at SAVE THE FROGS! are excited to share the progress and achievements of our ongoing efforts to protect, create, and restore wetlands. For well over a decade, SAVE THE FROGS! has been protecting wetlands from pollution; removing invasive species; creating and restoring wetlands; training frog enthusiasts to build their own wetlands, and ensuring a safer world for amphibians and other wetland-dependent species. Our commitment goes beyond conservation; it’s about fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and nature, and ensuring that wetlands continue to benefit all life forms for years to come.
SAVE THE FROGS! continues to champion wetland restoration through our SAVE THE FROGS! Grants program, funding vital projects that aim to rejuvenate these ecosystems.
We organize free and low-cost wetland restoration training events to empower communities with the knowledge and skills needed for effective conservation efforts. We hope to announce a new wetland training in the southwest USA very soon (for early June 2024).
We’re constantly updating the SAVE THE FROGS! Academy Wetlands course with new content to enhance learning and engagement.
Our efforts also extend to communicating the significant work of our wetland partners via the SAVE THE FROGS! website, showcasing the global impact of collective conservation initiatives. You can learn about some of our wetland projects here:
As we celebrate World Wetlands Day, we invite you to join us in our mission to safeguard these vital ecosystems. Together, we can make a difference. Let’s act now to ensure that wetlands continue to thrive, supporting life and biodiversity across our planet.
Frog art created in Midjourney for World Wetlands Day by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Kerry Kriger.
We encourage you to build a frog pond on Save The Frogs Day!
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