Jonathan Kolby

is creating a frog hospital, educational & policy action to fight extinction

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Did you know that there are more salamander species living in the United States than in any other country? Most people think I love frogs the most, but salamanders need love too! 


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  • A personal thank-you note because I think you're awesome!
Become a Cusuco Spike-thumb Frog
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This is the most endangered frog that I'm working to protect right now. It lives in just one small forest, which sits on top of a mountain, hidden in the clouds. 


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  • A personal thank-you note 
  • One high-resolution photograph emailed to you of one of my favorite animals!
  • I'll also broadcast a public "thank you" note on my Twitter page at  https://twitter.com/MyFrogCroaked (unless you'd rather remain anonymous, which is totally ok!)
Become a Boophis Frog
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This frog is good at making people smile and if you pledge this amount, I'll be smiling real big too! This is a Bright-eyed Frog (Boophis pyrrhus) found in Madagascar.


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About

My name is Jonathan Kolby (also known as MyFrogCroaked), and I'm working to save the world, one frog at a time! With your support, I can spend more of my time protecting species from extinction and helping children (and adults!) feel connected with nature. In the background, I'm also working to bring about changes to government policy that will better protect animals from the dangers caused by people.

Please become a Patron today and join my frog rescue support team! I deeply appreciate your help.

For the past 10 years, I've been working to discover new ways to combat the global spread of amphibian chytrid fungus, which is now worst disease event in recorded history. I spend a lot of my time supporting the Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center, a project I created with the Henry Dooly Zoo to prevent amphibian extinctions in the cloud forest of Cusuco National Park, Honduras.



But I want to do more!
I recently discovered that love can be the most powerful tool to help conservation. I'm very active in science communication, but now I also want to use my skills to help create wildlife films, books, and presentations for children that share my excitement and wonder for the natural world.  I don't want to try to scare people into protecting animals and the environment, I hear these messages too often and I don't like them.  Instead, I want to create more material to share my fascination and respect for nature, help people fall in love with the things that get me excited, and get more people to care in the process. I recently teamed up with a filmmaker (Katie Garrett) and we've already started making some short videos. Please watch them here: Amphibian & Reptile Conservation



With your support, I can make more happen!
In addition to making films, I also want to start writing books for children. I don't see enough that share important stories about nature and conservation in a serious, but fun and engaging way. The first book I want to create is about the global amphibian extinction crisis, which I hope to have accompanied by a series of watercolor paintings to illustrate their amphibian adventure. I've been giving presentations to children about this issue, and I've been so impressed and inspired by how much the younger generations care about the world, but we MUST keep supporting them and not let their sense of wonder die! This is something I've become very passionate about.

Whenever I have the opportunity, I absolutely love speaking about frogs and wildlife conservation to children for National Geographic. If you could just spare the cost of one coffee a month, then I can afford to connect with more schools that have no budget to invite someone to talk with their students.

And in the meantime, I'm investing as much time as I can to support the Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center, a frog hospital my team built to help empower local scientists and save frogs from extinction. Here's a video about our project featured by National Geographic: 

 

Thank YOU for supporting my mission to help save animals from extinction. With your help, I'm very excited to connect more people with nature by devoting additional resources to my creative side!

If you prefer to make a one-time donation of any amount, please visit my other page at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-save-frogs-from-extinction


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