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Save The Frogs!

SAVE THE FROGS! is an international team of scientists, educators, policymakers and naturalists dedicated to protecting the world's amphibian species: the frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians. SAVE THE FROGS! was founded by Ecologist Dr. Kerry Kriger in May 2008.

SAVE THE FROGS! is America's first and only public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Our vision is a world in which not a single amphibian species is threatened with extinction.

Dissections and frog declines

Frog populations are rapidly disappearing worldwide, and the use of frogs for dissection is a contributor to extinctions in many parts of the world:

    (1) In many regions (including the USA!), frogs are taken out of the wild, severely depleting wild populations.

    (2) Captive-raised frogs often carry harmful infectious diseases that they spread to native frog populations.

    (3) Many of the frogs used in the dissection trade are known invasive species that are captive-raised outside of their native range. Inevitably, some of these frogs escape their holding facilities, reproduce, multiply and then prey on native frogs and other wildlife.

Fortunately, the pressure the dissection trade puts on amphibian populations can be easily fixed: all we have to do is stop dissecting frogs!

Find out more at Save The Frogs!