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SAVE THE FROGS! Presentation in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Minas Gerais, Brazil, is one of the world's amphibian hotspots. The state is home over 200 amphibian species and a variety of ecosystems, including the Atlantic Rainforest and the Cerrado. On March 27th, 2017, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger visited PUC Minas in Belo Horizonte (the capital of Minas Gerais) to spread the amphibian conservation message at one of the top universities in the country. Dr. Kriger gave an hour long presentation in Portuguese - his first ever Portuguese presentation - to over 100 undergraduate and graduate students, discussing why frogs are disappearing worldwide and what can be done to save them. The students of PUC Minas were extremely enthusiastic about SAVE THE FROGS! and have already begun planning future SAVE THE FROGS! activities in Minas Gerais.

Learn more about amphibian conservation in Brazil at:
http://savethefrogs.com/brazil

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SAVE THE FROGS! Presentation in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

  1. 1. Kerry M. Kriger, Ph.D. Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist SAVE THE FROGS! Translating Science Into Action
  2. 2. Career Success - Why did you decide to study biology? - How will you define success in your career? - What is your dream job?
  3. 3. 2,000+ amphibian species are threatened with extinction
  4. 4. 200 amphibian species extinct since 1979
  5. 5. Brazil: 1,036 Amphibian Species 14% of the world’s amphibian species! EXTINCT: Phrynomedusa appendiculata
  6. 6. Habitat Destruction
  7. 7. Frogs are being taken out of the wild for use as pets
  8. 8. Photo by A. Rosselli Frog legs!
  9. 9. Invasive Species
  10. 10. Invasive Species
  11. 11. Pollution & Pesticides
  12. 12. Global Warming / Climate Change
  13. 13. Infectious Diseases: e.g. chytrid fungus
  14. 14. Purling Brook Falls Queensland, Australia Kriger Pond in VA Built in 1981
  15. 15. Gray Treefrog – Hyla versicolor
  16. 16. Green Frog – Rana clamitans
  17. 17. Spring Peeper – Pseudacris crucifer
  18. 18. Purling Brook Falls Queensland, Australia
  19. 19. Cascade Treefrog Litoria pearsoniana
  20. 20. Emerald-spotted Treefrog Litoria peronii
  21. 21. Southern Orange-eyed Treefrog Litoria chloris
  22. 22. Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk Limnodynastes terrareginae
  23. 23. Eastern Sedge Frog Litoria fallax
  24. 24. Great Barred Frog Mixophyes faciolatus Photo: Jamie Bettaso
  25. 25. Striped Marsh Frog Limnodynastes peronii
  26. 26. Science alone will not save amphibians from extinction
  27. 27. Science focuses on the understanding of the natural world, not on the protection of the natural world.
  28. 28. Oregon Spotted Frog Rana pretiosa Successful amphibian conservation is comprised of four distinct realms
  29. 29. Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris Science: Specifically, the acquisition of knowledge related to amphibian biology
  30. 30. Education – Inspiration - Empowerment Students, Teachers, Politicians, Businesses
  31. 31. Campaigning: Legislation & Regulations
  32. 32. Habitat Protection, Restoration & Creation
  33. 33. Save The Frogs Day since 2009: 1,200+ events in 62 countries Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA
  34. 34. Or else…
  35. 35. Antonelli Pond Habitat Restoration - Santa Cruz
  36. 36. Frog Walk, Lough Boora Parklands, Ireland
  37. 37. Shree Secondary School, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
  38. 38. Coventry Village School Coventry, VT
  39. 39. Save The Frogs Day in Ruskin, FL Nate The Newt Award Winner Avalon Theisen
  40. 40. Kathmandu, Nepal
  41. 41. Shree Secondary School, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
  42. 42. Texas Tech University – World Record
  43. 43. Parque Explora, Medellin
  44. 44. Save The Frogs Day 5K Starting Line: 260 Runners
  45. 45. Save The Frogs Day at Yosemite with the National Park Service & National Wildlife Federation
  46. 46. Save The Frogs Day Parade in Chittagong, Bangladesh savethefrogs.com/bangladesh
  47. 47. Save The Frogs Day Parade in Chittagong, Bangladesh savethefrogs.com/bangladesh
  48. 48. Pakistan Girl Guides
  49. 49. Rajasthan, India
  50. 50. Mizoram, India
  51. 51. Chitwan, Nepal
  52. 52. Nigeria
  53. 53. Universidad de Magdelena – Santa Marta Foto: Luis Rueda
  54. 54. Foto: Luis Rueda Universidad de Magdelena – Santa Marta
  55. 55. Save The Frogs Day Proclamations VA, NC, SC, MI, MA, RI Washington DC, Vancouver, Santa Cruz, Tampa
  56. 56. 350+ Presentations: 18,000+ attendees
  57. 57. San Francisco Tadpole Headstart Program
  58. 58. Raleigh, North Carolina
  59. 59. Sea View Elementary School Salton City, CA
  60. 60. Wetlands Construction Workshop savethefrogs.com/ab2364 Legislation Signed By Governor of California
  61. 61. California Red-Legged Frog Rana draytonii Photo by Edgar Ortega
  62. 62. Keeping Non-Native Frogs Out of California
  63. 63. SAVE THE FROGS! Magazine savethefrogs.com/magazine Saving Foothill Yellow-Legged Frogs at Alameda Creek
  64. 64. Keeping Non-Native Frogs Out of California
  65. 65. Visitacion Valley Middle School, SF
  66. 66. Club Cientifico, Colegio UCO, Rio Negro, Antioquia
  67. 67. Building Wetlands in Eldorado National Forest
  68. 68. Building Wetlands in Eldorado National Forest
  69. 69. Building Wetlands in Eldorado National Forest
  70. 70. SLV Charter School in Ben Lomond, CA savethefrogs.com/slv
  71. 71. SLV Charter School in Ben Lomond, CA savethefrogs.com/slv
  72. 72. SLV Charter School in Ben Lomond, CA
  73. 73. Shingle Springs, CA 36’ x 72’ wetland
  74. 74. Shingle Springs, CA October 14, 2014: Wetlands Construction Workshop savethefrogs.com/workshops
  75. 75. Shingle Springs, CA October 14, 2014: Wetlands Construction Workshop savethefrogs.com/workshops
  76. 76. Shingle Springs, CA June 8, 2015
  77. 77. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA Formerly a wetland
  78. 78. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  79. 79. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA 700+ students assisted
  80. 80. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  81. 81. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA Pavan Raj Gowda: Green Kids Now raised $4,400
  82. 82. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  83. 83. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  84. 84. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  85. 85. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  86. 86. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  87. 87. Clifford School
  88. 88. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  89. 89. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  90. 90. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  91. 91. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  92. 92. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  93. 93. Clifford School, Redwood City, CA
  94. 94. Pajaro Valley High School, Watsonville, CA
  95. 95. Pajaro Valley High School, Watsonville, CA
  96. 96. Maywoods, Kentucky - May 2015 After the first rain Upon completion
  97. 97. 90% of West Africa’s rainforests have been destroyed
  98. 98. My First Visit To Ghana - 2011 My Goal: Inspire Youth and Students to Pursue Environmental Careers
  99. 99. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Formed September 2011 1st International Branch of STF!
  100. 100. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter Formed September 2011 1st Student Chapter of STF!
  101. 101. Create Ghana’s 6th national park: Atewa Hills National Park Togo Slippery Frog Conraua derooi
  102. 102. Create Ghana’s 6th national park: Atewa Hills National Park
  103. 103. Reduce the consumption of frog legs
  104. 104. Say No To Frog Meat
  105. 105. Ghana: Parade in Chiana, Ghana
  106. 106. Save The Frogs Day 2013 Parade in Chiana, Ghana
  107. 107. Ghana: KNUST Chapter
  108. 108. Ghana: Field Methods Course
  109. 109. SAVE THE FROGS! Soccer Team in Chiana, Ghana
  110. 110. Save the Krokosua (Giant) Squeaker Frogs! Only 13 individuals are known to exist!
  111. 111. Giant Squeaker Frog - Arthroleptis krokosua
  112. 112. Planting trees for the Giant Squeaker Frog
  113. 113. 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition Objective: Empower the people of Ghana to protect amphibians Dr. Kerry Kriger, Michael Starkey & Chelsea Carson
  114. 114. We spoke to all 500 incoming freshmen at the KNUST Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources
  115. 115. Students of the Kotei RC School in Kumasi, Ghana
  116. 116. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition Team September 2016
  117. 117. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition Team & KNUST Chapter Members
  118. 118. Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture
  119. 119. Inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit: Full-Day Event at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana
  120. 120. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter Executive Team & Members
  121. 121. MINING: The #1 Threat To Frogs in the Atewa Region (Gold, Diamonds & Bauxite)
  122. 122. Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) Known to exist on only two streams: both in Atewa
  123. 123. The SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Kwabeng Junior Chapter Atewa Region, Ghana
  124. 124. Profesoras de nuestro grupo a Kwabeng, Atewa
  125. 125. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana 5th Birthday Celebration September 22nd, 2016
  126. 126. Educate. Inspire. Empower.
  127. 127. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s 5th Birthday Celebration
  128. 128. The Chiefs Of Yawkrom Attended The Celebrations
  129. 129. There were presentations on the environment throughout the day
  130. 130. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Gilbert Adum: An Inspiration To Amphibian Conservationists Worldwide
  131. 131. SAVE THE FROGS! South America Coordinator Chelsea Carson Encouraging Girls To Stay In School
  132. 132. Induction to the Chieftancy
  133. 133. Nana Kojo Agyeman Bosompem Nkosohene ISAVE THE FROGS! Connects Cultures
  134. 134. SAVE THE FROGS! Connects Cultures
  135. 135. Beekeeping: Good For Both Frogs & The Economy With The Paramount Chief Of Yawkrom
  136. 136. Reforestation for Giant Squeaker Frogs
  137. 137. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has planted over 10,000 trees in the Sui River Forest Reserve
  138. 138. Slippery Frog (Conraua sp.) New To Science
  139. 139. SAVE THE FROGS! Conference at the University of Ghana
  140. 140. University of Ghana, Accra, Legon Campus
  141. 141. Saving Frogs with the Chiefs of Chiana, Ghana
  142. 142. Save The Frogs Day 2013 Parque Explora, Medellin, Colombia Colombia is home to 759 known species of amphibians. These species are facing extreme threats due to habitat destruction, pesticides, infectious diseases, climate change and overharvesting for the pet trade and for scientific collections.
  143. 143. BOGOTA: UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES
  144. 144. Dendropsophus labialis – Chingaza Nat’l Park, Colombia
  145. 145. Bogota: Javeriana University
  146. 146. University of the Amazon
  147. 147. Hypsiboas punctatus - Colombian Amazon
  148. 148. Universidad del Valle, Cali
  149. 149. SAVE THE FROGS! Cali
  150. 150. SAVE THE FROGS! Cali
  151. 151. Chiapas, Mexico 2012 savethefrogs.com/mexico
  152. 152. Villahermosa, Mexico 2016 savethefrogs.com/mexico
  153. 153. Yumka Villahermosa, Mexico 2017 savethefrogs.com/mexico
  154. 154. Villahermosa, Mexico 2017 savethefrogs.com/mexico
  155. 155. Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Paraguay
  156. 156. Tobati, Paraguay
  157. 157. Physalaemus biligonigerus Asuncion, Paraguay
  158. 158. Save The Nakdong River Samrak Frogs!
  159. 159. Korea’s 1st International Amphibian Symposium
  160. 160. savethefrogs.com/berkeley
  161. 161. We Saved Florida’s Pig Frogs! Photo by Alesandro Catenazzi
  162. 162. Frog Legs out of 77 Supermarkets
  163. 163. Frog Legs Protest – Arlington, VA
  164. 164. We Saved The Hochstetter’s Frogs! 1,250 letters sent to the NZ Gov‘t
  165. 165. …And The Archey’s Frogs! Photo: Rod Morris
  166. 166. Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs: 2,000+ letters sent to the National Park Service & California Fish & Game Commission Photo: V. Vredenburg
  167. 167. Prohibido transportar: 201 salamander species
  168. 168. Provide training for scientists
  169. 169. qPCR course at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City savethefrogs.com/qpcr
  170. 170. 2009 - 2014 10,000+ Entries 66 Countries SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest
  171. 171. Kara Timmons 2011 Grand Prize Winner
  172. 172. 2009 - 2013 4,041 Poems 76 Countries SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  173. 173. Connect with SAVE THE FROGS! facebook.com/savethefrogs twitter.com/savethefrogs youtube.com/savethefrogs instagram.com/savethefrogs
  174. 174. Blue Mountains Treefrog Litoria citropa Don’t use pesticidesThanks for helping SAVE THE FROGS! OBRIGADO!
  175. 175. Tell everyone you know about SAVE THE FROGS!
  176. 176. Healthy Frogs, Healthy Humans Any questions? kerry@savethefrogs.com

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