A day to celebrate (and save) the world’s amphibians.
Friday, April 30th is for the frogs: educational programs, conservation walks with experts, frog leaping races, and the world’s first protest to save frogs are all planned for the world’s 2nd Annual Save the Frogs Day. Organized by the non-profit SAVE THE FROGS!, events are so far planned in 15 countries on every continent besides Antarctica—fittingly the only continent that lacks amphibians.
When asked why frogs matter, Kriger says: “I could tell you that frogs are bioindicators; that they eat ticks, mosquitoes and flies that spread diseases and damage our crops; that a large number of our pharmaceuticals are derived from frogs; that frogs provide innumerable ecosystem services to humans. All that is true, but those are all selfish reasons.”
The real reason?
“Frogs are an integral part of our existence on the planet, and they have as much right to inhabit the Earth as we do,” Kriger concludes.
Help Children in the Wake of Tragedy
To the millions of children around the world who have lost everything and everyone due to earthquakes, floods, HIV/AIDS and other disasters - SOS means hope. With your support, we will continue to provide stable homes, meals, an education and medical care to children who are victims of floods or earthquakes in Pakistan, Haiti and Chile, just as we continue to nurture victims of other disasters.
SOS Children's Villages operates 500 Children's Villages worldwide where we provide loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children. Through our Family Strengthening Programs, we provide support to those who are struggling to keep their families together.
Thank you for making a difference in the world.
As unparalleled floods destroy homes, roads and the rural economy of Pakistan, another kind of commerce is all the easier: human trafficking. And it is orphaned children who are the first victims. These children who disappear often reappear behind doors and streets as child laborers, indentured servants or child prostitutes. This is why child protection in the face of any natural disaster is a major goal for SOS Children's Villages.
In Haiti, our Childrens Village outside of Port-au-Prince is now home to 408 children - double the number before the horrific January earthquake. We are providing meals and medical care to 20,000 people still in limbo. And, when 33 children were stopped from being brought into the Dominican Republic illegally, Haitian child welfare officials turned to SOS to provide them with a safe haven.
In Pakistan, SOS is working directly with the Concerned Citizens of Pakistan to distribute $2 million in food and emergency supplies. This week, our trucks delivered 80,000 meals and 500 tents, and more will follow. Thankfully, our eight villages in Pakistan have been spared the effects of flooding and our doors are open to children who have nowhere else to turn.
In Chile, following an 8.8 earthquake on February 27th, SOS worked with the National Emergency Office to provide greatly needed food, shelter and generators to children and families in the most impacted zones. Our 13 Villages suffered damage but continued to provide security to hundreds of children.
Please help to sustain SOS programs around the world. You can make the difference between a child growing up in a secure, loving SOS home, or a life as a child laborer or prostitute. Make a difference now.
Thank you for your support.
Heather Paul, PhD
SOS Children's Villages - USA
P.S. A donation of just $25 can buy one more food packet and $100 can buy one more tent. You can make a difference.
Help Save America's Wolves! Click on one of the items below to take action to save wolves in the Northern Rockies and areas near Yellowstone National Park, Alaska, the American Southwest and elsewhere.
In Alaska More than 1,000 wolves in Alaska have been killed by aerial gunning since 2003, and state officials are pushing to kill even more wolves this year using aerial gunning, poison gas and snares. Take action now to save wolves in Alaska...
In the Southwest Misinformation and anti-wolf sentiment runs high, with the few remaining wolves in Arizona and New Mexico at risk of extinction. With only around 50 Mexican wolves -- and just two breeding pairs -- left in the wild, we need sensible, science-based wolf management to ensure the “lobo” will survive -- and thrive -- in the wilds of the Southwest. Take action to save wolves in the Southwest...
Defenders of Wildlife continues the fight to promote common sense wolf management, working with federal and state officials and private land-owners to ensure that science -- not politics -- guides decision-making about the future of these wild American icons.
Thank you for taking the time to send a message to President Obama. Together, we’re a powerful voice in the fight to protect Idaho’s wolves and other imperiled wildlife.
Make sure President Obama hears your message! Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 and deliver this simple message:
“My name is ___________ and I’m calling from ________ to urge President Obama to restore Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana.
Americans have worked too hard to rescue these wolves from the brink of extinction to allow officials in Idaho and Montana to eliminate more than two-thirds of the region's wolves through hunting and other methods.”
Call the White House ! Please accept my gratitude for your efforts today. With your help, we can stop Idaho’s deadly wolf hunt, save the lives of wolves and ensure a brighter future for these magnificent animals.
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Click here to find out more about the Center for Biological Diversity's campaign to save the polar bear.
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