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button link Caroline Aguti, Herpetologist Interview about Ugandan Frogs

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North America
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button link Scientific and Common Names of the Reptiles and Amphibians of North America Explained
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button link Herp Information Society of Saskatchewan
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button link Nova Scotia Herpetoculture Society
button link Montreal Herpetological Association
button link Ontario Herpetofaunal Summary Atlas

button link Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center
button link Fauna of Mexico - Amphibians

United States (National Links)
button link National Amphibian Atlas
button link Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)
button link Frogwatch USA
button link Amphibian Malformations and Declines
button link NBII- Amphibians page
button link ASIH

North East (Regional Links)
button link NE PARC
button link New England Herpetological Society
button link Northeast Herpetofaunal Species
button link Habitat and Management Guidelines for NE

Midwest (Regional Links)
button link MW PARC
button link Frog evolving webumentary
button link The Herp Center
button link Habitat and Management Guidelines for MW

South (Regional Links)
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West (Regional Links)
button link NorthWest Herptile Keepers Association
button link Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society
button link Pacific Nortwest Amphibian and Reptile Consortium

AL Alabama
button link Auburn Herpetological Society

AK Alaska
button link Frogs and Toads of Alsaka
button link Alaska Wood Frog Monitoring Project

AZ Arizona
button link Arizona Herpetological Association
button link Tucson Herpetological Society

AR Arkansas
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CA California
button link The Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society
button link The North Bay Herpetological Society
button link Northern California Herpetological Society
button link San Diego Herpetological Society
button link Southwestern Herpetologists Society
button link Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations (Amphibians)

CO Colorado
button link Colorado Herpetological Society
button link Key to the Amphibians of Colorado

CT Connecticut
button link Connecticut Amphibians

DE Delaware
button link DAMP- Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Program

DC District of Columbia

FL Florida
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button link Florida Herp Laws
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button link Jacksonville Herpetological Society
button link Suncoast Herpetological Society
button link Sawgrass Herpetological Society of Broward County, Florida

GA Georgia
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HI Hawaii

ID Idaho

IL Illinois
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button link Chicago Herpetological Society
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button link Illinois Herp Regulations and list of endangered, threatened and species of special concern

IN Indiana
button link Hoosier Herpetological Society
button link ToadTimes Newsletter
button link Frogs and Toads of Indiana (DNR)
button link INAMP
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button link Herp Indiana
button link Camp Cullom - Clinton County

IA Iowa
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KS Kansas
button link Kansas Anuran Monitoring Program (KAMP)
button link Kansas Herpetological Society

KY Kentucky
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LA Lousiana
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ME Maine
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MD Maryland
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MA Massachusetts
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MI Michigan
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MN Minnesota
button link A Thousand Friends of Frogs
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button link Minnesota Herpetological Society
button link Frogs for Kids

MS Mississippi
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MO Missouri
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MT Montana

NE Nebraska
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NV Nevada

NH New Hampshire

NJ New Jersey

NM New Mexico
button link New Mexico Herpetological Society

NY New York
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button link Upstate Herpetological Association
button link Western New York Herpetological Society

NC North Carolina
button link North Carolina Herpetological Society
button link Frogs and Toads of North Carolina
button link NC CASP (Calling Amphibian Survey Program)
button link Frogs and Toads of NC book/CD
button link NC PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation)

ND North Dakota

OH Ohio
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button link Ohio Herp Regulations

OK Oklahoma
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OR Oregon

PA Pennsylvania
button link Northeast Pennsylvania Herpetological Society
button link Philadelphia Herpetological Society
button link Pennsylvania Online Herpetological Atlas

RI Rhode Island

SC South Carolina
button link Frogs and Toads Found in South Carolina

SD South Dakota

TN Tennessee
button link The Frogs and Toads of Tennessee
button link Tennessee Herpetological Society
button link Salamanders of Tennessee
button link TAMP
button link Froghaven Farm

TX Texas
button link Texas Herpetological Society
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UT Utah

VT Vermont

VA Virginia
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WA Washington

WV West Virginia

WI Wisconsin
button link Wisconsin Herpetological Society
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WY Wyoming

South America
button link Operation Atelopus
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Kid's Links
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Other Links
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Friday, 8 May 2009
Save the Frogs! birthday is today! Check them out.
Mood:  incredulous
Topic: Media

SAVE THE FROGS! turns 1 year old today! Give us a birthday present by helping us get the final 535 website visitors we need to make 100,000 visitors! Please post to your wall, your friends' wall, and email your friends! Thanks!

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 2:59 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Radio Podcast of Dr. Tyrone Hayes interview
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Media

Tyrone Hayes on frog health and human health

If you can't get to see Dr. Tyrone Hayes, this is the next best thing. Check it out!

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 7:19 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 17 February 2009 7:58 AM EST
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Saturday, 14 February 2009 Frogs Newsletter
Mood:  special
Topic: Media

Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,

Before I get down to the important business of announcing our most recent major improvements to the SAVE THE FROGS! website (, I wanted to first let you know that between now and Saturday February 21st, every 5th person to order a 100% organic cotton SAVE THE FROGS! t-shirt will receive a free 24” x 36” Frogs of Australia poster, featuring 15 of the best frog photographs I have ever taken.

All proceeds from these fantastic looking shirts go towards SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts, such as offering grants to amphibian biologists, providing free educational materials to schools, building our Amphibian Legal Defense Fund and Habitat for Frogs Fund, and further development of the website.

The FrogForum has arrived:
This is a discussion board where users can log in to post their thoughts or ask questions about anything related to amphibians or the environment. This is a great way to get ideas out and to get people talking about amphibian conservation. We currently have sections for teachers, students, scientists, job seekers, people who want to help spread the word, and more…please have a look and join in the conversation! Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer website developer Michael Labbe for setting up and administering the FrogForum.

The FrogBlog has arrived:

I’ll be using this page to (1) let you know what we’re up to here at SAVE THE FROGS!; (2) inform you of any important news in the world of amphibian conservation and environmental affairs; and (3) to keep you up to date on any major additions to the website. Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer website developer Wes Thompson for setting up the FrogBlog.


Want to help us get the word out regarding the amphibian extinction crisis? Please visit this brand new webpage, which has (1) lots of great frog photos you can add to your website to advertise our cause; (2) flyers to post around school; (3) announcement paragraphs to add to your blog or mailing list, or to email to your friends; and (4) other tools to help educate the public about the largest mass extinction event in the past 65 million years.

Follow us on Twitter:

Twitter is a fantastic website that allows us to keep you posted about our day-to-day activities here at SAVE THE FROGS!, and on breaking news in the world of amphibian conservation. It’s also a great way to meet others involved in environmental conservation. Please sign up if you don’t yet have an account, and then click yes to follow us. Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer Jon Jarzyna for getting us set up on Twitter.

Cool Frog Fact of the Day:
World’s Smallest Frog - The smallest frog is the critically endangered Cuban frog Eleutherodactylus iberia. These frogs measure only 10 mm (0.4 in) when fully grown. They are threatened by pesticides, and by large-scale mining operations that destroy their habitat.

Read more Cool Frog Facts at:

How to Help SAVE THE FROGS!, Tip of the Day:
Your batteries - Approximately 15 billion batteries are produced worldwide each year. Batteries are packed full of toxic heavy metals (e.g. mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel) that can cause limb malformities in frogs. Purchase rechargeable batteries. They will save you money and reduce your ecological footprint. And always recycle your batteries when you're done with them, so that their toxins do not leach into the environment. It helps to keep a bag for old batteries in your house. When the bag fills up, take the batteries to the local electronics store or auto battery store for proper disposal/recycling.

Find out more ways to help SAVE THE FROGS! at:

Save The Frogs Day is April 28th, 2009. Find out how you can get involved:

Thanks for your support, and please help spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends!

Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Nonprofit Organization
Founder, Executive Director & Chief Ecologist

P.O. Box 2145
Centreville, VA 20122 USA

"All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days...but let us begin."  -- John F. Kennedy

Nearly 2,000 of the world's amphibian species are threatened with extinction and at least 150 species have entirely disappeared since 1979. SAVE THE FROGS! ( is a nonprofit organization dedicated to amphibian conservation.

SAVE THE FROGS! relies on your support. Every donation helps us accomplish our goals. You can donate at

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 11:30 AM EST
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Thursday, 12 February 2009
Tree Walkers International Updates Website
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Media
Hello everyone,
If you’ve been to the website any time in the last week or so, you’ve seen that it has been revamped.  Marcos Osorno, our Director of Program Support, has put a lot of time and effort into getting this new platform up and running. 
Although much of the content and layout is still the same, there are a few differences I would like to point out so you are able to navigate and use the website as easily as possible.  Specifically, I want to explain the options you’ll find on the drop-down member bar:
The Forum tab links you to our online discussion forums, which are open to all TWI members. 
The TWI Update tab is a posted and easily accessed version of the TWI Newsletter we release on a regular basis, keeping you updated on various events and announcements.
The Library is what the “Documents and Reports” section used to be.  Within the library you can find and download all of the forms and literature we have produced, from group accession forms to TMPs.  They have been categorized so that they are easy to find and download.
Next to the Library is the Leaf Litter tab, which is an archive of past and present issues of our member magazine available for download (previously this e-zine could only be accessed through the forums).
In addition to the new website, we also have a new tool for ASN members: animal transfer cards.  One thing stewards have brought up is how the accession information of registered animals should be passed along to people purchasing those animals.  In response to this, Lee Hancock created a card template to simplify the transfer of this information.  The template for these cards can be found in the Library (ASN > Amphibian Transfer Cards).
There are more projects on the way and the Ranitomeya imitator TMP is very close to being released…so stay tuned for more updates in the near future.  It’s amazing to see the collective accomplishments of members’ time, effort, and passion for amphibians—TWI would not exist without it!
Ron Skylstad
Executive Director
Tree Walkers International

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 12:50 PM EST
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Literary Commentary about Twain's famous Celebrated Jumping Frog
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Media

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

This really brings up some great points. I have read the short story many times, and have never put that much thought into it, I guess. I was never the best English student, I was the one working twice as hard to find an exception to prove the teacher wrong, than to just do the work assigned. I reacall a discussion about Shakespeare that reminds me much of this. She was telling us and quizzing us over what certain sections REALLY meant. "You have to read INTO the story." When I was asked, I returned the question with her thoughts of Robert Frost's comments that his famed poem, when asked the hidden themes and meanings, was simply about a snowy evening. She left it alone, though I think she was impressed. I am sure Mr. Samuel Clemens had much in his mind when he wrote this short story, but while you may be able to spend a lifetime studying it and extracting all sorts of hidden meanings, I urge you to put down the notebook and pen, and just read it as a short story and enjoy it with a child. I do have to confess that my kids didn't understand the dog fighting, and I didn't go into great detail describing it other than that we humans used to do some horrific things, and some still do. I talked with them about what they think would really happen to a frog if you filled it with lead bird shot. But overall, we had a good laugh about it and they enjoyed the story. (which I believe is what Mark Twain intended)

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 7:04 AM EST
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Friday, 6 February 2009
April 28th 2009 - SAVE THE FROGS DAY
Mood:  sharp
Topic: Media

Save The Frogs Day – April 28th, 2009

Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,

In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the herpetological community has declared the last Tuesday of every April 'Save The Frogs Day'. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life.

Please get involved and help spread the word! Remember that only a small proportion of our public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and that amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful until amphibian declines are common knowledge: think of how long it has taken for any political action on global warming to occur! Politicians rarely act until the public demands action. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge by 2013: help make it happen!

Save The Frogs Day is a perfect time for teachers and students to focus on amphibian conservation, learn about amphibian extinctions, and discuss ways that we can all contribute to amphibian conservation efforts.

Find out how you can get involved:

Want a free bumper sticker? Want to help make sure that we are able to provide free educational materials for schools involved in Save The Frogs Day activities, and that we have funds to effectively advertise Save The Frogs Day?

Donate $10 or higher to SAVE THE FROGS! and we’ll send you a free bumper stickers:

Want to volunteer and help spread the word about Save The Frogs Day and the amphibian extinction crisis in your community? Please email and be sure to tell us your city and state, as well as your age or grade if you are a student. Volunteer work requires about 2 hours per week of your time.

Thanks for your support, and please forward this email to all your friends! Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!


Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Nonprofit Organization
Founder, Executive Director & Chief Ecologist

P.O. Box 2145
Centreville, VA 20122 USA

"All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days...but let us begin."  -- John F. Kennedy

Nearly 2,000 of the world's amphibian species are threatened with extinction and at least 150 species have entirely disappeared since 1979. SAVE THE FROGS! ( is a nonprofit organization dedicated to amphibian conservation.

SAVE THE FROGS! relies on your support. Every donation helps us accomplish our goals. You can donate at

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 8:28 PM EST
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Friday, 30 January 2009
Effects of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Fish and Wildlife
Mood:  sharp
Topic: Media
A great resource for locating works on the effects of management on amphibians and reptiles:
Effects of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Fish and Wildlife is one in a multi-volume set developed by the Water Quality Information Center at the National Agricultural Library in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP). This bibliography is a guide to recent scientific literature covering effects of agricultural conservation practices on fish and wildlife. The citations listed here provide information on how conservation programs and practices designed to improve fish and wildlife habitat, as well as those intended for other purposes, e.g., water quality improvement, affect various aquatic and terrestrial fauna.
Thanks to Midwest PARC for posting this!

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 11:46 AM EST
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Saturday, 24 January 2009
New FrogLog issue available for download
Mood:  happy
Topic: Media
Dear all,

I am pleased to announce that Froglog 90 (contents below) can now be downloaded from

Cover story
- New Amphibian Reserve launched in Colombia Page 1

Around the World
- Good news from an Amazon forest fragment herpetofauna Page 3
- Amphibian chytridiomycosis: first report from Nigeria Page 6

- The Rio convention, CITES, European legislation and amphib­ians: are we doomed to lag behind forever? Page 8

Seed Grants
- DAPTF Seed Grant Reports Page 12

Instructions to Authors Page 12

Apologies for the delay in the publication of Froglog 90. Thanks to all the contributors - please submit all articles and announcements for Froglog 91 to me by March 1.

Thanks and all the best for the New Year,

Dr. Robin Moore
Amphibian Conservation Officer
Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 10:49 AM EST
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
?The Vanishing Frog? hosted by Jeff Corwin will air tonight, November 20 at 8pm.
Mood:  special
Topic: Media

Here is a letter I received from Liz Conant about the Animal Planet/Clorox movie and their t-shirts raising money to help Amphibian Ark, and a great gift idea!
Hi Wendell,
In September, we contacted you with information about an upcoming documentary on Animal Planet about the decline in the global amphibian population and you were kind enough to post the information on your Frog blog. I wanted to remind you and your blog readers that “The Vanishing Frog”  hosted by Jeff Corwin will air tonight, November 20 at 8pm.
Another way that your readers can support this worthy cause is by purchasing a Save the Frogs youth T-shirt for only $10 at For every T-shirt purchased, $4 will be donated to Amphibian Ark, a program created to rescue the most endangered amphibian species that cannot be saved in the wild.  The remaining $6 covers the cost of the T-shirt. T-shirts are available in youth sizes small (6-8), medium (10-12) and large (14-16). 
Amphibians are facing the largest possible extinction since the disappearance of dinosaurs.  One-third to one-half of the planet’s 6,000 amphibian species – which have thrived on earth for 360 million years – are in danger of extinction. 
To learn more about the amphibian extinction crisis and to purchase a limited-edition Save the Frogs T-shirt, visit

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 3:42 PM EST
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Wednesday, 1 October 2008
New Frog Documentary from Ravenswood Media
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Why Frogs Call and Why We Should Listen

This DVD contains 80 minutes of material on the natural history, behavior and the role of frogs in the environment. The DVD offers:

The Documentary-"Why Frogs Call and Why We Should Listen." Narrated by seven renowned biologists who share their expertise on frogs. The filmmakers spent several years tracking down calling frogs in swamps, fens and ephemeral ponds.

Caroline Aguti - African frogs Karen Glennemeier – Frog surveys Val Beasley – Frog declines
Michael Lannoo – Frog malformations Robert Brodman- Wetland diversity

Anne Maglia- Fossil frogs. Carl Gerhardt – Why frogs call

30 Videos from the website, , arranged by species and subject matter. The clips provide a fast and easy reference to frog calls by putting a face to the voice.

Range Maps of the frogs featured in the documentary. Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey. Price $20.00 plus $4.95 shipping and handling.

To see video clips or to order go to

also available Caves: Life Beneath the Forest Floor

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 2:41 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 20 November 2008 3:44 PM EST
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Sunday, 21 September 2008
New Series on PBS~The Natural Heritage of Indiana
Mood:  sharp
Topic: Media

What a great surprise! I have to tell you that I am behind the times, no cable or satellite, actually I am probably one of the few that the change in Feb will effect. Anyway, I was channel flipping and found a wonderful documentary on PBS about the Indiana That Was. I only caught the last half, but it was awesome! It is part of a new series to be shown at 7pm on Sundays. They will be covering different aspects of Indiana's Natural History, in the previews, it showed salamander eggs and larvae. I am really excited about it. Hopefully, the series will be put out on DVD at some point. Look it up at

It originally aired in 2007, but I didn't know about it until tonight. If you saw it, let me know what you thought.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 8:23 PM EDT
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Clorox and Amphibian Ark website
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I wanted to share a wonderful email I received about the efforts being made in the name of amphibian conservation.


Hi Wendell!

As someone passionate about amphibians, I wanted to introduce you to a resource that may be of interest to you and your readers. The Clorox Company is part of the effort to raise awareness and funding needed to mitigate the amphibian extinction crisis. In partnership with nonprofit group Amphibian Ark (which I see you have on your blogroll and have written about in the past), Clorox created The site includes:

· Video from experts in the industry, such as Amphibian Ark Program Officer Kevin Zippel and biologist Jeff Corwin

· Field reports from Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin as he travels around the globe filming “The Vanishing Frog,” a new documentary project produced by Discovery Studios and made possible in partnership with The Clorox Company

· Beautiful photos of amphibians in their natural habitat · Information about significant conservation efforts in El Valle, Panama

· Information about how people can help in the effort to rescue amphibians

· And much more


How Clorox Helps

Clorox joined Amphibian Ark as the first official corporate sponsor, donating funds as well as its Regular-Bleach product to aid in the halt of the spread of chytrid fungus, a parasitic fungus deadly to hundreds of species and creating one of the most immediate causes of amphibian decline. Bleach, an EPA-registered fungicide, is one of the most important tools in Amphibian Ark’s fight to save the frogs, but more help is needed to save these important animals.

I hope that we can work together in raising awareness about this crisis and that you would consider using as a resource for future postings or even adding it to your blogroll. And, if you would like any additional information about the content found on, have any questions or would like to use any of the photos, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!


Julie Fleishman-Hillard, On behalf of The Clorox Company’s effort to save the frog

Be sure to check out this terrific website. It's in the links column at the right for future reference.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 7:20 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 21 September 2008 7:51 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Mood:  special
Topic: Media
The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
3 July 2008


A new website entitled SAVE THE FROGS! has been created by the nonprofit
organization that founded it. Please visit this excellent web site at:

SAVE THE FROGS! is an international team of scientists, educators, policymakers, and
naturalists dedicated to protecting the world’s amphibian species. We conduct and fund
scientific research that directly benefits amphibian populations. We also engage in
educational activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness of environmental issues
to ensure that amphibian conservation becomes, and remains, a top priority for current
and future generations.

Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Nonprofit Organization
Executive Director

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 12:14 PM EDT
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New website about Amphibians in Connecticut
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The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
7 July 2008


Considering the cold winters it experiences, Connecticut, the third smallest state in the
union, has a relatively generous list of frogs and salamanders. Twelve species of
salamanders (Caudata) and ten species of frogs(Anura) call this state their home. Check
out the 22 species at

American Toad (Bufo americanus)
Fowler's Toad (Bufo fowleri)
Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii)
Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
Jefferson Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum)
Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)
Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata)
Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus)
Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)
Redback Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
Northern Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus)
Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)
Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)
Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)

About this web site: The page was created and is maintained by John Himmelman. John is
a naturalist & author/illustrator. The photographs are his own.

CNAH Note: For greater accuracy, comprehension, and ease of use, this web site uses the
traditional, standardized common names for North American species maintained by
Collins & Taggart (2002. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North
American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians. Fifth Edition), published by The
Center for North American Herpetology (available as a pdf at the CNAH web site), and
updated daily online, the only such listing available on the internet worldwide.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 12:11 PM EDT
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Monday, 12 May 2008
Check out the new Amphibian Ark Newsletter!
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Topic: Media

These guys are doing great work to save amphibians globally. Check out their newsletter to see some of the ways they are helping, and how you can help them.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 6:11 AM EDT
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Friday, 22 February 2008
Amphibian Expert Robin Moore is Talking Frogs, Toads, and Slimy Creatures- Online Chat
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Topic: Media

Amphibian Expert Robin Moore is Talking Frogs, Toads, and Slimy Creatures

Wednesday, February 27
1 p.m. EST

Did you know wood frogs can freeze themselves solid, thaw out, and then hop away unscathed? With Leap Day upon us, it seems only appropriate to get a jump on the weird and wonderful lives of frogs, toads, and other fascinating amphibians.

Robin Moore, CI’s resident amphibian expert, is happy to help (any excuse to talk frogs!) and will hold a live chat to field your questions about toads, salamanders, and all their brethren. Join us Wednesday, February 27 in discussing the importance of amphibians - nearly 1 in 3 species face extinction - and learn some interesting tadpole tidbits at the same time.

>> Submit your questions for Moore now, and tune in Wednesday, February 27 at 1 p.m. EST to participate live.

>> Impress your friends with fun facts about frogs and toads, and check out our cool photo gallery.

>> Take our Amphibian Quiz to see how much you already know.

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Thursday, 21 February 2008
Free Access Online Herp Journal-Herpetological Conservation and Biology Volume 3?
Mood:  incredulous
Topic: Media
Herpetological Conservation and Biology, a free online journal and PARC partner, is now in its third volume with release of Issue 1 for 2008 late Monday night (February 18th).  Please feel free to check out HCB and its articles on the ecology, life history, conservation, and management of Amphibians and Reptiles. The journal is open access and freely available at

The current issue is 127 pages:

Brodman, R. (editorial) Announcement of the international symposium on natural history and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. HCB 3:i-ii.

Miller, B.T., and M.L Niemiller. Distribution and relative abundance of Tennessee cave salamanders (Gyrinophilus palleucus and Gyrinophilus gulolineatus) with an emphasis on Tennessee populations. HCB 3:1-20.

Blanvillain, G., L.D. Wood, A.B. Meylan, and P.A. Meylan. Sex ratio prediction of juvenile Hawksbill Sea Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) from South Florida, USA.  HCB 3:21-27.

Fellers, G.M., K.L. Pope, J.E. Stead, M.S. Koo, and H.H. Welsh, Jr. Turning population trend monitoring into active conservation: can we save the cascades frog (Rana cascadae) in the Lassen Region of California?  HCB
3:28-39.  (and see associated gallery of photos!).

Tripathy, B. and B. Pandav. Beach fidelity and internesting movements of Olive Ridley Turtles (Lipidochelys olivacea) at Rushikulya, India. HCB 3:46-54.

Ribeiro, L.B., S.C. Gomides, A.O. Santos, and B.M. Sousa. Thermoregulatory behavior of the saxicolous lizard, Tropidurus torquatus (Squamata, Tropiduridae), in a rocky outcrop in Minas Gerais, Brazil. HCB 3:63-70.

Lemckert, F., and M. Mahony. Core calling periods of the frogs of temperate New South Wales, Australia. HCB 3:71-76.

Glista, D.J., T.L. DeVault, and J.A. DeWoody. Vertebrate road mortality predominantly impacts amphibians. HCB 3:77-87.

Voris, H.K., D.R. Karns, K.A. Feldheim, B. Kechavarzi, and M. Rinehart. Multiple paternity in the oriental-australian rear-fanged watersnakes (Homalopsidae). HCB 3:88-102.

Nussear, K.E., T.C. Esque, J.S. Heaton, M.E. Cablk, K.K. Drake, C. valentin, J.L. Yee, and P.A. Medica. Are wildlife detector dogs or people better at finding Desert Tortoises? HCB 3:103-115. (see associated gallery
of photos!).
Johnson, J.E., S.F. Belmont, and R.S. Wagner. DNA Barcoding as a means to identify organisms associated with amphibian eggs. HCB 3:116-127.

Malcolm L. McCallum
Assistant Professor of Biology
Editor Herpetological Conservation and Biology

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Thursday, 20 December 2007
Cane Toads: An Untold History-SEQUAL
Mood:  incredulous
Topic: Media
TWENTY years after Mark Lewis amused us and disturbed us with his inventive documentary about cane toads taking over Australia, the Mullumbimby-based filmmaker is going to revisit the topic. Lewis made some predictions in Cane Toads: An Untold History about how quickly the ugly critter would advance south from Queensland. Now he says he underestimated its spread. "Whatever we throw at it - genetic engineering, viruses, the army, physical barriers such as traps, fences and dogs - nothing seems to work," he says. The South American toad was introduced to sugarcane fields in 1935 from Hawaii in an attempt to control cane beetles. "It is a great story for our times about biological control gone wrong and nature running amok," says Lewis. Hardly a day goes by when he doesn't have to deal with a query about the original 45-minute documentary, an indication of its ongoingpopularity. The new film will be feature length.

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Monday, 19 March 2007
Carolina Herp Atlas
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Media
The Carolina Herp Atlas ( ), developed by the Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory, is a online database that uses observations by researchers and citizen scientists to track reptile and amphibian distributions in North and South Carolina.   The Carolina Herp Atlas offers a simple but effective way to maintain a personal database of reptiles and amphibian observations.  County-level distribution maps can be viewed by anyone who visits the atlas.  
Features include:
  • Log in with username and password requirements to protect privacy.
  • Species identification web pages to help users correctly identify species.
  • Geolocator is available to help users pinpoint the exact location of their observation. 
  • Digital photographs can be  uploaded for verification of each record.
  • Each observation is stored in a personal database.
  • Records can be selected and viewed on a map; data and picture for each observation is presented.

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Friday, 2 March 2007
Newsletter of the IUCN /SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG)
Topic: Media


Newsletter of the IUCN /SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG)

 (formerly DAPTF)


January 2007, Number 79

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