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    The Resiliency of Amphibians
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The skin of amphibians is very sensitive. You will never see a frog 'drink' — they absorb all they need right through their skin. Therefore, anything we have put into the environment gets absorbed into the amphibians. This makes them particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of chemicals and contaminants in the ground and ground water. Their skin is one of the main factors behind their profound global response to changes in the environment. But there is hope! There are many things that you can do to help amphibians — both in your yard and around the world. Here are some actions you can take. By taking these steps, we hope you can witness the resiliency of amphibians first hand! [Pictured here is an imperiled Gopher Frog from our captive propagation colony]


Here are some ways we can help amphibians!


Make your yard 'Amphibian Friendly'!

Make your yard 'Amphibian Friendly'!

Turning your yard into an 'amphibian friendly' zone could have quite an impact on your neighborhood amphibian community, particularly in urban areas, where amphibian communities are fragmented by buildings, parking lots and streets. In most cases, making your yard into a habitat for frogs and salamanders takes less work than a perfectly groomed lawn. Our blog has been accumulating resources as we find them for ways to make amphibian habitats, build artificial wetlands and monitor your progress. We have included resources from GA Department of Natural Resources as well.

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Become a Member!

Become a Member!

Take a stand to help save amphibians. Your membership will provide much needed resources for our conservation initiatives, and you'll receive event discounts and updates throughout the year. You can also give the gift of a membership in someone else's name.

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Keep your cat indoors!

Keep your cat indoors!

Growing evidence supports that outdoor pet cats and feral cats are a leading (or the leading) cause of amphibian declines in the US. Cats kill more amphibians every year than all other causes combined (including habitat destruction, pollution and disease) - literally hundreds of millions of frogs every year in the US die at the hands of domestic and feral cats . Please keep your cat indoors. They are naturally quite predatory and are devastating our amphibian and reptile (including bird) populations. Allowing your cat to remain outdoors will likely undermine other conservation actions you might take to enhance your property for amphibians and other wildlife.

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Monitor your neighborhood's amphibian community

Monitor your neighborhood's amphibian community

The Amphibian Foundation has trained an army of 'community scientists' to monitor the amphibians in their yards and neighborhoods. If you are in the Atlanta area and would like to become involved, please contact the MAAMP (Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program) Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Outside the Atlanta area is the Frog Watch, an AZA sponsored program which teaches people how to identify and monitor frogs by call. If there isn't a Frog Watch in your area, consider starting one!

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Purchase Amphibian Foundation Merchandise

Purchase Amphibian Foundation Merchandise

Our logo, as well as designs of many rare and endangered amphibian (and reptile) species are available on our online store. The proceeds go directly to benefit The Amphibian Foundation and our initiatives.

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