SAVE THE FROGS!

SAVE THE FROGS! protects amphibian populations and empowers ordinary citizens to make extraordinary contributions to the betterment of the planet.

aka SAVE THE FROGS!   |   Laguna Beach, CA   |  https://savethefrogs.com

Mission

Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Dr. Kerry Kriger

Main address

1968 S Coast Hwy Suite 622

Laguna Beach, CA 92651 USA

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EIN

26-2655709

NTEE code info

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.) (U50)

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Save the Frogs Day

Save The Frogs Day (https://savethefrogs.com/day) is an event we conceived and coordinate, intended to raise awareness of amphibian extinctions in the general public and to get people actively working in their own communities to protect amphibians. Since 2008, over 1,300 Save The Frogs Day educational events have taken place in 57+ countries. The day included presentations on amphibian conservation by teachers; scientists leading frog walks; habitat restoration events and awareness rallies in urban centers.

Population(s) Served
Students

To raise awareness of the plight of amphibians and to motivate people to take action, SAVE THE FROGS! Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger has given over 400 free educational presentations on amphibian conservation in 20+ countries, directly reaching over 12,000 participants. These lectures took place at universities, schools, businesses, community groups, national parks and at other nonprofits including the California Academy of Sciences, Monterey Bay Aquarium, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, San Francisco State University, and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Keeping non-native bullfrogs out of California

Of particular concern to environmental conservation efforts in the western USA is the importation of several million American Bullfrogs each year, for use in the food, pet and dissection trades. Bullfrogs are native to eastern North America, but have established populations throughout the western USA, where they cause massive ecological damage due to their voracious appetites for native wildlife; their propensity to spread deadly diseases; and their role as competitors with native amphibians for limited food resources.

In April 2010, the California Department of Fish & Game became the first state in the country to stop issuing permits for the importation of non-native frogs and turtles for use as food. Unfortunately, a vocal minority of restaurant and supermarket owners successfully lobbied the Fish & Game Commission to hold a "re-consideration" of that ruling. On May 19th, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger(http://www.savethefrogs.com/kerry-kriger/index.html) testified at the Commission's May 19th "reconsideration" hearing, highlighting the spread of infectious disease(http://www.savethefrogs.com/chytrid/index.html) and invasive species(http://www.savethefrogs.com/threats/invasive-species.html) that inevitably accompany the frog legs trade. Not only did the Commission vote 3-2 to maintain their original ruling, they also voted to research methods of enforcing the measure and ensuring invasive species do not slip into the state via potential loopholes. This victory would not have been possible without the 1,196 letters sent to the Department of Fish & Game by SAVE THE FROGS supporters – ours comprised over half of the 2,043 comments received by the Department! We are also working with state and local politicians to get the importation of bullfrogs into California legally banned. You can read our proposal to California State Senator Joe Simitian here(http://www.savethefrogs.com/actions/bullfrogs/Bullfrog-Legal-Summary-Kriger.pdf) .

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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SAVE THE FROGS!

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Kerry Kriger

SAVE THE FROGS!

Term: 2008 -

Kerry Kriger

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Michael Horton

Choti Singh

John Bohrman

Bryan Cockel

Jodi Kendall

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No