• Why worry about amphibians?

    Why worry about amphibians?

    Almost 40% of the world's amphibian species have been documented as in decline, or already extinct! This is a huge number (approx. 2,800) of species in decline — more than any other group of animals.
  • Amphibians eat a lot of bugs!

    Amphibians eat a lot of bugs!

    Amphibians eat an impressive number of insects every year. Some of them, such as Spotted Salamanders, specialize in eating mosquitos! Without amphibians, insect populations could grow exponentially.
  • Amphibians are vital components of the food web

    Amphibians are vital components of the food web

    Amphibians are right in the middle of the food web, consuming small predators and consumers, and in turn are eaten in every life stage (adults, larvae and eggs) by a host of predators who rely on amphibians for food.
  • Amphibians are sensitive to the environment

    Amphibians are sensitive to the environment

    Amphibians do all of their drinking through their skin. Many species breathe right through their skin as well. Amphibians are one of the first groups of animals to respond to imbalances in the environment.
  • Amphibians have been around a long time!

    Amphibians have been around a long time!

    Amphibians have been here for over 300 million years! Early amphibians were enormous, impressive beasts but today's amphibians - like frogs and salamanders - were around before the dinosaurs even showed up. They have survived through many challenges, but none as powerful as what they are experiencing today.
  • Amphibian skin contains vital pharmaceutical compounds

    Amphibian skin contains vital pharmaceutical compounds

    An amphibian's skin contains many compounds which have proven useful to human health in the form of pharmaceuticals. Their natural compounds can resist bacterial and viral infection and relieve pain.
  • Amphibians live everywhere!

    Amphibians live everywhere!

    Amphibians exist all over the world - including some regions that you might not normally expect them to - such as deserts and inside the Artic circle. They perform vital roles in ecosystems around the world.
  • Amphibians are disappearing globally

    Amphibians are disappearing globally

    The world is currently experiencing a simultaneous loss of almost 3,000 species of amphibians. They are disappearing from pristine environments as well as developed ones. These decline rates must be addressed before we lose all of our amphibians.
  • Global Extinction Crisis

    Global Extinction Crisis

    The last time we saw such a categorical loss ... was with the dinosaurs. And no one can say that didn't change the planet

    Joe Mendelson, quoted in National Geographic, 2005
  • Major Causes for Amphibian Declines

    Major Causes for Amphibian Declines

    There are 6 major documented causes for the amphibian decline phenomena. Recent studies indicate that these factors work in concert to be even more deadly.

      

    How you can help amphibians!

     

    • Donate to The Amphibian Foundation

      Donate to The Amphibian Foundation

      The Amphibian Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to amphibian conservation and education.

      Our inititatives are dependent on donations, contributions and grants. Please consider donating today or become a member! Any amount helps directly to conserve amphibians in the southeast US.

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    • Make your yard 'amphibian friendly'

      Make your yard 'amphibian friendly'

      On the frog blog, we are accumulating resources focused on making your backyard more habitable by amphibians. Many times these suggestions involve doing less work then you are currently doing now. Particularly in an urban environment, our properties can be vital to neighborhood amphibian communities.

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    • Volunteer to Monitor Neighborhood Amphibians

      Volunteer to Monitor Neighborhood Amphibians

      If you are in the Atlanta area, please consider volunteering in the MAAMP program, or suggest survey sites.

      Outside of the metro Atlanta region, you can join your local Frog Watch chapter. If there isn't one in your area ... start one!

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    • Join our Mailing List

      Join our Mailing List

      Join our mailing list, and receive updates on developments, advancements and upcoming events in The Amphibian Foundation.

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