About the Crisis
Educators - Leap In!
Things You Can
About the Large-crested Toad
The Frog Shop
a Friend to Frogs…and Toads and Salamanders, too!
things you can do in 2008 to help amphibians
listen and learn: Educate yourself and your family about
With almost 6,000 frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and
caecilians worldwide, there’s a lot to learn. Pick up a book,
hop around the Internet, or watch your favorite animal
television show to educate yourself and your family about
Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited
near you and experience your very own amphibian adventure!
AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums
are helping to save frogs and other amphibians through breeding
programs and by providing support for field conservation. They are
also some of the best places to see and learn about amphibians
from around the world. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance
that you are supporting an institution dedicated to providing
excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a
better future for all living things.
amphibian friendly environments
by providing clean water, hiding places,
and insects to eat.
Prime amphibian real estate includes leaf litter, rocks, logs,
and a source of water - backyard ponds make a great family
Do your part to keep garbage, chemicals, and non-native plants
and animals out of the natural environment. Amphibians absorb
chemicals through their skins easily and are sensitive to
competition and becoming prey to non-native species.
responsible pet owner.
Discourage your canine and feline family members from pestering
wildlife, especially amphibians and birds. Curious cats and
digging dogs cause a lot of stress for frightened amphibians.
Please don't take
animals from their native habitat or buy animals taken from the
wild. If you or your pet encounter an amphibian, study, look,
listen and then leave it where it is.
at home, school and work.
The water you save now remains a clean habitat for wild
amphibians without being chemically treated. For example, save
water by using collected rainwater for watering gardens and
Reduce the use of fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and natural
Climate change is impacting amphibian populations worldwide.
By using less energy or choosing renewable sources of energy,
you can help slow the rate of climate
change. Drive less, buy fuel-efficient cars, and use compact
fluorescent light bulbs!
Be an amphibian
champion. Donate to
wildlife conservation programs. Participate in citizen-science
monitoring programs with your family. Be aware of legislation affecting
wildlife and their habitat, global warming, and land
AZA Conservation Education