SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Wins Grant To Save Endangered Frogs from Wildfires

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has secured a £10,000 grant (~US$12,000) from the UK-based large swathes of the forest were burnt -- including 5,000 native tree seedlings we previously planted to restore critical frog habitat. Due to the prevalence of the highly flammable non-native plant Chromolaena odorata, large tracks of native vegetation were also destroyed. The…

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana To Co-Host The 17th African Amphibian Working Group Meeting

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana (West Africa’s first non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation) will co-host the 17th African Amphibian Working Group (AAWG) meeting in Kumasi, from 25th to 28th July 2017. The AAWG meeting, the first to be hosted in Ghana, is an occasion for amphibian conservation scientists to discuss the progress and the…

Save The Frogs Day 2017 at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana

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The SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST Chapter conducted habitat restoration activities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology campus’ Wewe River on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in commemoration of the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day for amphibian conservation events. Fifty chapter members took part in the celebration, including the President of…

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Member Wins Grant To Save The World’s Smallest Crocodile

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Congratulations to Albert Chambichoga of K-WRAP) that protects the 12 resident frog species. Photo of West African Dwarf Crocodile on the KNUST campus by SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, taken during the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition. The West African Dwarf Crocodile, which is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN, remains…

Protecting 5,000 hectares of critical frog habitat in Ghana

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is in the process of securing funding for the protection of 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres) of critical frog habitat in the Sui Forest area of western Ghana. The Sui Forest and the approximately 30 amphibian species that call Sui home are subject to four major threats: logging, alien species invasion, farming…

Meet Ghana’s Beloved “Lady”: The Night Spirit Frog

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The Night Spirit Frog (Leptopelis spiritusnoctis) is considered Ghana’s most beloved frog. For many artists and frog lovers in Ghana and around the globe, it is the poster child for the beauty of nature, thanks first and foremost to its distinctively large silver-grey eyes, just one feature that makes it particularly adorable.   The species…

Ghana KNUST Chapter Wins Grant to Monitor Endangered Frogs along the Wewe River

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Congratulations to The SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter is the first student-run organization of the USA-based SAVE THE FROGS!, based in Kumasi, Ghana. Revegetating river corridors like the Wewe River (pictured), where rare frogs occur, is a major pillar of their campaign to save Ghana's frogs.   Previously, biologists throughout Africa have relied primarily on traditional…

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition: Summary of Successes from Week 1

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The SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition was a huge success! In September 2016, our international team of American and Ghanaian staff and volunteers traveled throughout Ghana for three weeks, conducting a variety of educational programs and habitat restoration events. Some successes from the first week of the expedition include:   (1) Speaking to the entire incoming class…

Why The Giant Squeaker Frog Is “Giant”

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Frogs in the genus Arthroleptis are often referred to as "squeakers." This is because of the distinctive insect-like call they make and are also called cricket or screeching frogs. They are usually small, most about the size of a baby’s thumb, with the smallest squeaker measuring merely 15mm in length. The Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis…