Why Frogs

Why Frogs Are Important

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!!! Amphibian populations are faced with an array of environmental problems, including pollutioninfectious diseaseshabitat lossinvasive speciesclimate change, and over-harvesting for the pet and food trades. Unless we act quickly, amphibian species will continue to disappear, resulting in irreversible consequences to the planet’s ecosystems and to humans. Frogs eat mosquitoes; provide us with medical advances; serve as food for birds, fish and monkeys; and their tadpoles filter our drinking water. Plus frogs look and sound cool, and kids love them — so there are lots of reasons to save the frogs!

“When we save the frogs, we’re protecting all our wildlife, all our ecosystems and all humans.” 
— Dr. Kerry Kriger, Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, Washington DC, Save The Frogs Day, April 29 2011

chief seattle
“And what is there to life if a man cannot hear the lonely cry of a whippoorwill or the arguments of the frogs around a pond at night?”

— Chief Seattle, 1854

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5 thoughts on “Why Frogs Are Important”

  1. I found out about savethefrogs.com after my aunts made a donation in my honor for my birthday! I have created a habitat, welcoming frogs to our small back yard pond. I’ve watched many tadpoles grow, and proudly watched them hop off to return the next year! The beautiful songs they sing are my reward for helping them thrive in their home-made habitat. <3

    1. STF! Webmaster

      We are happy that you are building frog ponds and helping SAVE THE FROGS!

  2. In India village folks married frogs to please the rains god to bring in rain, thereafter, India received very heavy rains, and the same village folks divorced the frogs, the reason is obvious, this cultural and myth among the people goes a long way in preserving the diversity of the frogs and the attachment that people cultivate towards building an eco-system.

    1. Boafo Emmanuel

      Frogs are very important when it comes to food chain. They feed on mosquito larva. This is very interesting. Thank you.

  3. hi,I’m studying poison dart frogs and I went to the zoo & went to the reptile part and a lot of POISON dart frogs were in there cube & saw a man feeding the poison dart frogs & the frogs were eating today I went to
    www .save the frogs.com for the first time and I think they are cool
    -wesley

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