SAVE THE FROGS!

Rating: 3.76 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment

Location: Santa Cruz CA 20122 USA

Mission: 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.
Geographic areas served: Planet Earth
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-2655709
831-621-6215
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Rating: 5 stars  

Although Save The Frogs mainly raises awareness in conserving the amphibian populations, they have done multiple habitat conservation projects; like raising the Red-Legged Frog population at Antonelli Pond in Santa Cruz. They also fought hard to shut down the local Sharp Park gold coarse in order to preserve the land for the endangered species inhabiting that area.

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2012

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Educating people is the most important thing in raising awareness in a given community. Save the Frogs does a great job speaking to students of all ages, alerting them about the current issue amphibians face and the problems humans will soon face if they continue using poisonous chemicals like Atrazine in farming, even the sale of frog legs in restaurants. Stopping the extinction of frogs is a long fragile process but SAVE THE FROGS is helping everywhere they can.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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5 people found this review helpful

I'm currently on the board of directors as Secretary for the Bay Area Amphibians and Reptiles Society in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are deeply committed to saving frogs everywhere, and Save the Frogs will come speak to our club next month. The director / president, Kerry Kriger, is a very dedicated person and he is doing wonderful things for his non-profit, giving talks to educate people, sponsoring grants, providing materials for others to use in promoting ways to save frogs. This organization absolutely deserves recognition for being the only non-profit group focused on saving frogs, and for making it happen!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The very positive attitude that we can do something to make a difference, and that each step any one of us takes to help is valuable. Kerry Kriger is very engaging and willing to speak at any opportunity to educate others on the dire situation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutely wonderful, very willing to explain about frogs and what is causing their population decline. Their enthusiasm carries their dedication to others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save frogs worldwide!!! Find a way to prevent frogs from dying from the chytrid fungus. Find ways to save frogs from extinction every day. Find ways to get people involved in the ecology that frogs are the bellwether for.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I love save the frogs, this organization as lots of info on how to take care of the planet so it won't affect frogs. i downloaded the save the frogs toolbar to use when i shop on line. they keep me informed on any web conferences. well worth joining and i love the fun pictures. Roxy green

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning ow to keep te water clean and taking care of the planet so it wont affect the frogs

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing its great

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fun pictures, the knowledge of the people who care about frogs

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

rescue a whole habitat and protect the frogs and it would also be a safe place to re-release frogs

Ways to make it better...

nothing it was wonderful

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

We were inspired by the wonderful and valuable work by Dr Kriger. His sharing of information and resources helped make our effort an incredible success. He even came up to visit us in Canada, and spoke at several venues. It's easy to talk about the environment... but to actually go out and do real work with an animal that many disregard and forget, says a lot about SAVE THE FROGS! and Dr Kriger. We support this important work, and wish SAVE THE FROGS and all amphibians success!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the sharing of knowledge and down to earth communications.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create education resources for all schools to learn and appreciate the importance of the work undertaken by SAVE THE FROGS. It is important to reach out to young minds and to encourage them to help get the message out to their parents and friends.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

In a world where most of our wilderness is already under attack and many animals are fighting for survival,

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

nature programs on TV, like Jeff Corwin's. I first heard the sad truth about frogs from Dr. Kriger, long before the TV program aired, so I think that influential people are paying attention.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the on-going flow of information on their website.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

well educated and eager to teach me.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

possibly save us all, since frogs are said to be "the canaries of our planet"....and we all know what happens when the canaries die in a mine.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I met Dr. Kriger when I was looking for a tutor for my son. With a background in Animal Science, I was able to recognize the accurate and authentic message that Dr. Kriger is trying to share with the world. Dr. Kriger and SAVE THE FROGS! is an inspiration to volunteers because the message is critical, facts and professionals support the mission, and there is so much support,appreciation and opportunity for volunteers to make a meaningful difference!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

viewing the responses of a diverse population that shares its voice in brining awareness to the plight of the amphibian. I am participating in the first ever protest to end the sale of frog legs which results in the spread of the fatal chytrid virus.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

clone Kerry Kriger. He singlehandedly does an excellent job in every aspect of the organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to make a difference by using my skills and experience to a cause that has meaning.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

authentic, genuine, informed, passionate, and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate individuals of the risks to frogs and amphibians, generate the awareness and support that would enable protection laws to be generated, support clinical studies, and provide protected land.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to devote to supporting it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is a grassroots organization that supports a cause that is based the fact that a key component of the earth's ecosystem is at risk. It is not political, but scientific and one everyone can support!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

my overall experience working with SAVE THE FROGS! has been wonderful. I first got involved because my son asked me to ... now I'm involved because I feel passionate about this cause. Dr. Kriger works so hard to spread the word and I want to help be a part of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading the SAVE THE FROGS! newsletters. i'm updated frequently on what's been going on in the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

i had more time to give...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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5 people found this review helpful

My experience with SAVE THE FROGS! has been wonderful! I have the ability to work my own hours, from home, in my pj's... What gets better than that? STF offers several volunteer job descriptions, allowing individuals to work behind the scenes (internet research, graphic design) or out in front (giving lectures, participating in events). I highly recommend volunteering for this organization, as the individuals involved are original, dedicated and successful!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely active, passionate and motivating!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Purchase and preserve land which holds high amphibian biodiversity.

Ways to make it better...

My experience would be better if I lived in CA and could help out at the STF headquarters... on second thought, conservation education is also needed in Virginia and worldwide!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

HELP SAVE THE FROGS!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Save the Frogs is a fun and energizing charity. They are passionate about their work being on the front lines of the amphibian extinction crisis. Volunteers are given clear instructions on what to do and are always made to feel they are appreciated for their work. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, there are volunteer opportunities for all ages.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Save The Frogs campaigns have helped put amphibians in California on the endangered list. They have campaigns all over the world to stop dissections, stop the use of frogs in the food industry, and support those looking for cures to chytridiomycosis

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

They could purchase land masses, where if left unchecked, over development will certainly drive amphibian species to complete extinction in our lifetime,and bring about legislation to stop import/exports.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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