Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Dr. Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization. He conceived Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action, and has given over 450 presentations on amphibian conservation in 19 countries (Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, South Korea, Spain and the USA).
Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He is a recognized expert on the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, a topic on which he has published 20 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Dr. Kriger’s amphibian conservation efforts have been supported by the National Geographic Society, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Patagonia, and various philanthropic organizations throughout the world.
He has previously done research on endangered Hawaiian birds, and on the biophysical properties of amino acids involved in cystic fibrosis. He has taught university courses in Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Applied Mathematics and Chemistry, has written and edited chapters for encyclopedias, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Kriger has climbed mountains in the Himalayas, Alps, Alaska Range, Southern Alps and the Andes, and is an avid photographer whose photographs have been featured on CNN and in airports and magazines worldwide.
“Dr. Kriger, Thank you for your dedication. You make the world a better place!
– Sincerely, Dr. Barbara Anne Kidd-Hoffmann”
Dr. Kriger’s Academic Qualifications
Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences
Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, School of Environmental and Applied Sciences
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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More From Dr. Kerry Kriger
When Dr. Kriger is not saving frogs, he can often be found teaching bansuri (bamboo flute from northern India), building websites and consulting for nonprofit organizations.
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SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour
Since 2013, I have been leading SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Belize in search of beautiful nature and amazing frogs. Join me for an upcoming adventure!
Enjoying the mountain air in Parque Nacional Natural Cocuy, Boyaca, Colombia, November 2022.
Let’s Stay in Touch!
I’m on most of the major social media channels @kerrykriger