This is What Success Looks Like
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Save the Frogs!
November 2016


Thanks to your support and involvement, SAVE THE FROGS! has:

  • Coordinated and conducted over 1,800 educational events in 62 countries to inspire action for endangered amphibians and grow the worldwide amphibian conservation community.
  • Stopped the City of San Francisco from destroying the Little Yosemite Canyon stretch of Alameda Creek, which is prime breeding habitat for Foothill Yellow-Legged Frogs.
  • Assisted with or independently led the construction or restoration of 29 wetlands, involving over a thousand volunteers.
  • Educated over three million people via the SAVE THE FROGS! website (, which holds over 1,000 freely accessible articles.
  • Prevented the construction of a 12-story restaurant and apartment complex on top of one of Canada’s last three populations of Fowler’s Toads.
  • Co-authored a petition that led to the federal prohibition on importation and interstate transportation of 201 salamander species, thereby reducing the likelihood of infectious disease spread.
  • Successfully campaigned for legislation in Santa Cruz City and County that prevents the importation and transportation of non-native American Bullfrogs. Earlier this month we submitted a petition to the state of California calling for a statewide prohibition on bullfrog imports.
  • Founded Africa’s most effective amphibian conservation group (SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana), which has planted over 15,000 trees to reforest habitat for critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frogs; trained numerous undergraduates in amphibian biology and field techniques; trained villagers in beekeeping so they do not have to chop trees to collect wild honey; and campaigned for the creation of a new national park to protect the Togo Slippery Frog, which is known to survive on only two streams.
  • Independently raised over $1,000,000 for amphibian conservation projects, over 99% of which has come from private sources (real people like you!).
  • Disbursed over $73,927 in grants to conservationists in 15 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Estonia, Ghana, India, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Tanzania, United States.
  • Spearheaded an effort that resulted in California Governor Jerry Brown signing his approval on a bill that made the California Red-Legged Frog the state's official amphibian.
  • Trained thousands of students through SAVE THE FROGS! Academy online courses and via the multitude of educational videos freely available on the SAVE THE FROGS! YouTube Channel.
  • Inspired tens of thousands of people to sign petitions and submit letters of comment to government agencies on a variety of campaigns, including the banning of harmful pesticides; preventing mining of amphibian habitats; and listing of threatened amphibian species under state and federal endangered species acts. One such campaign (in which SAVE THE FROGS! supporters contributed over 95% of the comments received by the federal government) led to the National Park Service removing non-native fish from over 60 water bodies in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
  • Led five ecotours to developing countries (Belize, Ecuador and Peru), introducing over 60 of our supporters to tropical ecosystems and contributing over $50,000 to local economies, which enables communities to better protect their natural areas and wildlife.
  • Developed numerous innovative and original methods for reaching and empowering teachers and students worldwide, including Save The Frogs Day, the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, and the SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest, each of which has reached over 60 countries and educated many thousands of students.

Please visit Save the Frogs! to donate and/or to find out how to participate!

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