How you can help!
Turning your yard into an 'amphibian friendly' zone could have quite an impact on your neighborhood amphibian community, particularly in urban areas, where amphibian communities are fragmented by buildings, parking lots and streets. In most cases, making your yard into a habitat for frogs and salamanders takes less work than a perfectly groomed lawn. Our blog has been accumulating resources as we find them for ways to make amphibian habitats, build artificial wetlands and monitor your progress. We have included resources from GA Department of Natural Resoucres as well.
Growing evidence now supports that outdoor pet cats and feral cats kill more amphibians every year than all other causes combined - literally millions of frogs every year. That includes habitat destruction, pollution and disease. Please keep your cat indoors. They are naturally quite predatory and are devastating our amphibian and reptile (including bird) populations.
Amphibian conservation and research programs are always in need of support and funding to continue their work. If you live in the southeast US, or are concerned for the amphibians in this region, consider donating to The Amphibian Foundation. Every cent goes directly to conserving amphibians. You can also donate to specific initiatives if there is a particular southeastern species you would like to help. There are many amphibian conservation organizations, so if you are outside the SE US, please contact us for recommendations or see our partner page.
The Amphibian Foundation relies on a strong volunteer program which works in a variety of fields in the collections and conservation programs. Most of these opportuntities are a weekly committment, but there are planty of opportunities to become involved with. Click here for current openings.