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Save The Frogs Day: April 25th, 2015

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana's UCAES Chapter

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Introduction

As part of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s efforts to get the Ghanaian government to rescind its decision to mine the Atewa Forest for bauxite, a SAVE THE FROGS! Chapter has been founded at the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES), Bonsu, Ghana. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum founded the Chapter in association with the university’s lecturers on December 18th, 2012.

The mission of the UCAES Chapter is to work in collaboration with SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana to create the Atewa Hills National Park, for the protection of the Critically Endangered Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) and other biodiversity. The Atewa Forest is Ghana’s most biodiverse — and most threatened — wilderness area. The students, nearly all of whom are Chapter members will be assisted through SAVE THE FROGS! Academy to undertake relevant projects focusing on the conservation of the Slippery Frog and the Atewa Forest. The students will also be forming Junior Chapters in basic schools around Atewa and reach out to educate the schoolchildren as well as the local people on the need to protect the Slippery Frog, and the Atewa Forest.

UCAES is only 5km to the Atewa Forest, and His Royal Majesty Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, who is the King and custodian of Atewa, is the university’s Chancellor. Thus, it is our firm belief that now with the new alliance with the King and SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana UCAES Chapter, victory is close at hand for Ghana’s frogs, Ghana’s people and for worldwide environmental conservation efforts. Dr. Peter Osam Sanful, Dean of Office of Academics, and Mr. Stephen Gyamina Nuamah became the Chapter’s first patron and president respectively.

 

Events

December 18th, 2012

UCAES Atewa Forest Frogs

Ghana frog chapter

UCAES Save The Frogs Chapter

Gilbert Adum presents

UCAES lecturers

 

Chapter Goals

Help create the Atewa Hills National Park

The Atewa Range Forest Reserve is Ghana's most biodiverse -- and most threatened -- wilderness area. The SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST Chapter will be assisting nationwide and international efforts to protect this forest reserve as Ghana's sixth national Park, the Atewa Hills National Park.

Hold an Annual Save The Frogs Day event on campus

Save The Frogs Day 2012Save The Frogs Day is the single best time of year to raise awareness and funds for amphibian conservation, and is the easiest time to get people actively involved saving frogs. The UCAES chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana will organize a Save The Frogs Day event on campus each year to highlight problems frogs face on campus and throughout Ghana. Save The Frogs Day receives worldwide publicity and thus is an excellent time to bring international attention to the threats to Ghana's frog populations. Save The Frogs Day occurs annually towards the end of April.

Educate students in Atewa region schools

Undergraduates will give presentations on frog conservation to local elementary, middle and high schools students to help ensure the students grow up with respect and appreciation for their natural heritage, and to ensure that there is a large future pool of environmental conservationists. UCAES students should help the schools set up their own chapters, which can be supervised by the UCAES student.

 

Benefits of Membership

The most important benefit of membership is that you will be helping secure a healthy environment for yourself, your family and all the wildlife of Ghana. You will also learn important skills that will benefit you personally and professionally. You will have access to undergraduate research awards, and have fun saving frogs.

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana

Save The Frogs Ghana

Thanks to the UCAES Chapter Executives

Stephen Gyamina Nuamah – President
Asante Francis – Vice President
Amuzu Prosper – Secretary
Ebeneber Gyimah Koranteng - Financial Secretary
Adu Frank – Public Relations Officer/Editor 

Together we can SAVE GHANA'S FROGS!