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Guests are Dr. Kerry M. Kriger and Michael Starkey of Save the Frogs!

Listen Now to Dr. Kerry Kriger and Michael Starkey

In terms of monitoring the health of our planetary ecosystem, no technology is better at tracking the well-being of the system than our amphibious friends, the frogs….like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, they tell us what’s happening in both our fresh water sources and in the atmosphere. Our guests tell their story:

Kerry Kriger

Dr. Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, America’s first and only public charity dedicated to protecting amphibians. He conceived and coordinates Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He is a recognized expert on the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, a topic on which he has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Dr. Kriger’s research into amphibian declines has been supported by the National Geographic Society and various philanthropic organizations throughout the world, and he has presented the results of his research at scientific conferences in several countries. He has previously done research on endangered Hawaiian birds, and on the biophysical properties of amino acids involved in cystic fibrosis. He has taught university courses in Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Applied Mathematics and Chemistry, has written and edited chapters for encyclopedias, and is fluent in Spanish. He has climbed mountains in the Himalayas, Alps, Alaska Range, Southern Alps and the Andes, and is an avid photographer whose photographs have been featured on CNN and in airports and magazines worldwide. You can learn more about Dr. Kriger here or view his CV here.

 Speaking with Dr. Kriger is

Michael Starkey

Michael Starkey

Ecologist, Advisory Committee Chairman
Oakland, CA

Michael is an amphibian biologist, activist, ecological consultant and public speaker working to educate and involve the public in amphibian conservation issues. He is also the Chairman of the SAVE THE FROGS!Advisory Committee, working to increase and expand scientists’ role in amphibian conservation. Learn more about Michael here

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Reader Comments (1)

I'm very thankful to Dr. Kriger as he is doing such a Great Job, and it is real that now a days frogs are disappearing. We all have to be careful about it as its really very major question. And we all have to contribute our effort for frogs. i have read one blog about awareness so here i wanted to share with you all. We can Spread awareness through SAVE THE FROG title on our Carry Bags, keychain, T-shirt etc... So every one can read it and they also join us.
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Wed, January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrogman Bronze
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