In supporting xenopus for the future, Xenopus 1 will be offering, among other support, frogs at free or at a reduced price for research that will support the health of the model. A primary goal is to make working with the model better, more species specific. New understandings of model health, husbandry, and colony management will bring a fresh characterization of the model. In support of this, researchers will have readily accessible data to use for grant writing and colony care, backed up by research and data. Long term goals include influencing rules writers, shipping criteria, and colony management, as well as managing costs and insuring xenopus thrives as a model organism. We support www.xenopuswelfare.org. If interested in a Model Welfare symposium/round table discussion at the 23rd International Xenopus Conference please reach out to us, we will sponsor you.