SAVE THE FROGS!- Translating Science into Action

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Main Seminar Room (1.25 a&b), First floor

David Attenborough Building

Pembroke Street

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Come and join Froglife, SAVE THE FROGS!, Cambridge & Peterborough Amphibian and Reptile Group (CPARG) and Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) for a FREE afternoon event of presentations and discussion about the status of amphibians internationally, in the UK and what can be done to save them.

We have highly influential speakers attending including:

Dr. Kerry M. Kriger, Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist, SAVE THE FROGS!

(www.savethefrogs.com), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting amphibian populations. Dr. Kriger has given over 400 presentations on amphibian conservation in 19 countries. Under his leadership, SAVE THE FROGS! has protected, restored and created habitat for endangered amphibians; successfully campaigned for city, county, state and federal legislation to protect amphibians; and coordinated over 2,000 educational events in 62 countries. 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 amphibian conservation efforts have been supported by the National Geographic Society, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Patagonia and various philanthropic organizations throughout the world. 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.

Steven Allain, Chairman of Cambridge & Peterborough Amphibian and Reptile Group (CPARG):

Steven is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Kent where his research focuses on the population dynamics of the barred grass snake (Natrix helvetica) and the effects of snake fungal disease (Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola). Steven holds a BSc in Zoology from Anglia Ruskin University and an MRes in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation from Imperial College London. Steven’s main academic interests have been amphibian population monitoring and the influence of disease, Steven has been studying in these fields since 2013. From 2018 he has been on the council of the British Herpetological Society and is intrinsically linked to amphibian and reptile conservation in Cambridgeshire.

Helen Meredith, Executive Director of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (c/o Synchronicity Earth)

Helen has been Executive Director of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA, www.amphibians.org) since 2016 and is based at Synchronicity Earth (www.synchronicityearth.org). ASA was launched in 2011 as a global partnership of organisations and groups working to implement essential research and conservation actions for amphibians. These actions are guided by the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP, www.iucn-amphibians.org/resources/acap/), a road map for worldwide amphibian conservation developed by expert Members of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG). ASA works with key coordinating bodies in global amphibian conservation – ASG (www.iucn-amphibians.org) and Amphibian Ark (www.amphibianark.org/) – to achieve a shared Vision: Amphibians thriving in nature. Helen did her PhD at DICE and the Institute of Zoology on improving the impact of amphibian conservation. Before this, she was part of the EDGE of Existence team at the Zoological Society of London coordinating their amphibian conservation work.

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Take a look below at the full agenda for the event (this is subject to change)


2:00 Introduction

Kathy Wormald, CEO, Froglife

2:05 Amphibian Conservation in Cambridgeshire

Steven Allain, Chairman, CPARG

2:25 Research Projects at Froglife

Dr. Laurence Jarvis, Science & Research Manager, Froglife

2:45 A Partnership for Global Amphibian Conservation

Dr. Helen Meredith, Executive Director, Amphibian Survival Alliance (c/o Synchronicity Earth)

3:15 Break

Refreshments Available

3:30 SAVE THE FROGS! Translating Science into Action

Dr. Kerry M. Kriger, Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist, SAVE THE FROGS!

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