Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and the habitats in which they live, and to create a society that respects, enjoys and protects nature and wildlife.
Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world's 6,418 amphibian species are threatened with extinction. At least 100 species have completely disappeared since 1980, and this is NOT normal: amphibians naturally go extinct at a rate of only about one species every 250 years!
Frog populations are faced with an onslaught of environmental problems: pollution, infectious diseases, habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, and over-harvesting for the pet and food trades. Unless these problems are remedied, amphibian species will continue to disappear, resulting in irreversible consequences to the planet's ecosystems.
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! is the most important organization I have ever volunteered for. The success of this group is soley based on the efforts of volunteers (many of whom are top in their field of expertise)who are not willing to stand idle as the frog population continues to decline. They understand the message being sent by frogs as bioindicators that we are creating environmental problems that are causing irreversible damage to our planet. They have already made a huge impact on the world's amphibian population in such a short time but there is more work to be done. I promise you that you will want to volunteer and it will be hard to ignore once you check out their site. www.savethefrogs.com