Our Group and What it Does

Frog Safe - if all the world was safe for frogs, it would be safe for all of us!

For a long time, you have known us as the Frog Decline Reversal Project but we hope you will like us even better as Frog Safe. It is a much shorter name but, no matter which tools we might use for frog conservation, it describes what we do. All our efforts are meant to make the world safe for frogs to live in. At the moment, it is not safe at all.

You have probably heard already that amphibians the world over are disappearing and, here in Far North Queensland, we are one of the world's "hot spots" for frog decline with several high-altitude species already feared extinct. On the coastal lowlands, species previously thought to be very common and secure are also losing ground rapidly. This is what is meant by 'frog decline' and it can apply to any frog species - not just those which are already classified as 'endangered' or 'rare'.

The situation in Cairns and elsewhere is FNQ is becoming very dire for frogs and our Founding President wanted to do something measurable and proactive to help frogs. So many times, she has heard concerned people TALK about conservation and TELL the public how they have to do something to help the environment - but talk goes nowhere without action and a vehicle for action. Having volunteered for groups in many different environmental areas over a period of over 40 years, our Founder knew what she wanted and DID NOT want in a community group. When she decided to start up a new group to be based in Cairns, the setup was going to be decidedly different to most other groups.

In April 2017, our President located the care facility and office down to Mission Beach. The group is still looking for an investor to purchase a small acreage property to rent to us on a permanent basis. Once such a person emerges, we could end up somewhere else but for now, we still assist incoming frogs from Townsville northwards plus assist holders of sick and injured frogs around the country using long-distance consults.

Frog Safe, Inc. is a typical incorporated association with a committee, members and volunteers. But from there, it differs. We do not have a regular members' meeting once a month. Many groups find that such meetings are generally poorly attended and the challenge is always there to find an entertaining speaker and hope that they are actually able to make the meeting. We also do not produce a newsletter on a regular schedule, opting instead for monthly wrapups. In between these, emails and phone calls keep members in touch.

Instead of newsletters and meetings, we are a very hands-on outfit doing rescue and rehabilitation of amphibians every single day. We encourage members to be active at our facility but being a 'financial member only' still helps our work. What we can do really depends on the amount of financial support we have coming in. Rescue and rehab is expensive but there are many other strategies which can be used to help frogs provided we have the support to cover them. If you want to know more about us, you might visit the many sections in this site. If you have any questions after that, just flick us an email!

Our Privacy Policy, Security Measures and Terms and Conditions

It seems everybody needs to have a privacy policy these days and Australia is a very 'privacy conscious' country. So here's ours: We do not store any contact details for our members - other than an email address in a rarely used email client which is not a Microsoft progam. All members' details are in hard copy format, stored in the group's office, and only accessible to the President. We have never been requested to provide members' details by any agency and only provide total numbers when requested on grant applications.

If members would like to have a photocopy of their membership application, this can be provided upon request. Emails sent to members as a group are all sent as blind emails so that no member's emails are accessible to other recipients. Members who get to know each other over time might exchange phone numbers or addresses individually if they need to see each other for frog matters or social contact..

Donors who wish to be publicly acknowledged are given space to promote their business on our website or are mentioned in our News page and/or Supporters section of our website. All other donors contributions are kept confidentail unless the donor requests public acknowledgement.

This website is protected by an SSL certificate. Our internet access is cable based only - we do not use wireless for ANY data transmission including online access to our bank accounts.

Our website is provided as an educational tool only. There are no 'terms and conditions' for viewing our website but if you wish to use any of its content for school reports or to share with others, we ask that you provide proper credit to the source and that you do not edit the text that you have 'borrowed' from the site.