The public will be invited to participate in the grant program via public vote after seven grant recipients are selected.
Josh’s Frogs is accepting applications for its 2023 amphibian grant program. The program, which launched four years ago, awards grants to organizations that are working to conserve wild amphibians around the world. For 2023, Josh’s Frogs will award seven grants from between $500 and $1,500. Criteria for the projects must involve in-situ conservation efforts for amphibians or research that includes field work that directly impacts amphibian conservation.
Josh’s Frogs is accepting applications through November 5. Those interested in applying can do so at JoshsFrogs.com/Conservation-Grants-2023.
The public will be invited to participate in the grant program via public vote after seven grant recipients are selected. The public will decide how much funding will be awarded to the seven grant recipients. The recipient with the most votes gets the $1,500 grant.
“Amphibians, which serve many critical roles within our ecosystems, are in the midst of an unprecedented mass extinction event, with most wild populations declining worldwide, Josh’s Frogs said in a statement announcing the grant program. “At the same time, the hobby of keeping pet amphibians has steadily grown in the United States, leading to increased collection of wild amphibians for the pet trade. Founded in 2004, Josh’s Frogs started breeding amphibians to offset demand for their wild-caught counterparts, and quickly became the largest amphibian breeder in the country. The company has since leveraged their success to help conserve wild amphibian populations through several initiatives, including their annual amphibian conservation grant program. To date, this program has awarded over $12,000 in grants to fund amphibian conservation, research and education projects in nine different countries spanning four continents.”
Josh’s Frogs is an online retailer of captive-bred exotic pets and pet supplies based in Owosso, MI.