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Gilbert Adum

gilbert@savethefrogs.com

SAVE THE FROGS! GhanaGilbert Adum is the Executive Director and Chief Ecologist of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, an organization he co-founded in September 2011. Gilbert is one of only two Ghanaian scientists to complete a higher degree in a field related to amphibians, completing both his Bachelor's and Master's degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology's Department of Wildlife in Kumasi, Ghana. Gilbert received statistics training at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and through Cambridge University's Tropical Biology Association program, where he was awarded the prestigious Cambridge SCCS Best Report Award for the Year 2011. He also studied taxonomy at Humboldt University in Germany. Gilbert has led research teams in novel amphibian research and conservation, including the re-discovery of the critically endangered West African Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua). Through a grant from the Zoological Society of London, Gilbert established that the deadly amphibian disease Chytridiomycosis is not currently a threat to Ghanaian frogs. Gilbert has presented his research results at scientific conferences in the United Kingdom and Tanzania and he continues to train undergraduates in the ecology, survey and conservation strategies of Ghanaian amphibians. Through his work with SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, Gilbert aims to not only prevent the extinction of Ghana's endangered frogs, but also to spread the message of frog conservation and environmental protection across the entire African continent.

Gilbert Adum

Gilbert Adum

Gilbert Adum

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana on Kumasi Radio 94.3FM

On the evening of September 19th, I went with SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger to the KNUST campus radio station Focus 94.3FM and got interviewed about SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana. You can download an mp3 of the interview here.

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana's KNUST Chapter

Save The Frogs GhanaI founded the KNUST Chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, which is the world's first official student chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!. Based at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, the chapter's mission is to protect the campus' twelve amphibian species and to support the nationwide efforts of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana.

An interview with Gilbert Adum, by Scott Harris

Please be sure to read this interview, written up by Scott Harris!

Gilbert Adum

Thoughts from SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kriger

"The son of a cattle herder, Gilbert Adum was raised in the rural northeast of Ghana in a village with no electricity. As a youth, Gilbert would spend the dry season hunting animals to feed himself and his family, traveling as far as 100km per day by foot, wearing sandals made of rubber taken from used car tires. From these humble beginnings, Gilbert has become not only one of Ghana's two amphibian biologists, but indeed Africa's greatest hope for amphibian conservation. Please lend him your support."

Together we can SAVE GHANA'S FROGS!