Save The Frogs Day 2016 in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Scientific Lecture on “Importance of frog in Ecosystem” Drawing and Painting Object: Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. The 8th Annual Save The Frogs Day will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of the public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. Goal: Our goal was to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is our best way to make this happen!

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“Save Frog Save Ecosystem” INAUGURAL FUNCTION: The International 8th Annual Save The Frogs Day on 30 April 2016 inaugurated by Subject Expert Prof. Gouri Sanago Government Girls College Chhatarpur, Chief Guest Prof. H. N. Khare Government Maharaja College Chhatarpur, Special Guest Prof. Govind Singh Principal Government Naveen College Nowgong, Special Guest Mrs. Vandana Dubey, Vice President Women Wing, Bhartiya Janata Party, Chhatarpur Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Ashwani Kumar Dubey Executive Director and Members of Environment & Social Welfare Society Khajuraho-471606 Madhya Pradesh, India, Scientist and Students of Godavari Academy of Science and Technology, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh and other distinguished guests, participants listener including media were present in this event.

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After worship of Goddess Saraswati and welcome of our Guest Dr. Ashwani Kumar Dubey Executive Director of Environment & Social Welfare Society, focussed progress report of the ESW Society. Key note address by Prof. Gouri Sanago Government Girls College Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh State India focused on Habit and habitat, Identification, about species, Reproduction, Parental care, cause of decline, conservation process and about the importance of frog in food chain.

Chief Guest Prof. H. N. Khare Government Maharaja College Chhatarpur discussed about the evolution of frog and also expected to Scientist and Students of Godavari Academy of Science and Technology, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh for search new species of the frog which may get in this surrounding area. Special Guest Prof. Govind Singh Principal Government Naveen College Nowgong said its appreciating programme and will be helpful for species conservation in future. He had also given thanks to Institute of California for collaboration with us. Special Guest Mrs. Vandana Dubey, Vice President Women Wing, Bhartiya Janata Party, Chhatarpur Madhya Pradesh focused on scientific temper of students

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Dubey, Executive Director and President & Organizing Secretary of The International Save The Frogs Day delivered his presidential address emphasized the role of ESW Society in Environment and Social welfare. Focused on frog conservation for maintain food chain and ecosystem for our amphibians especially various species of frogs. He also discussed how these frogs controlled various dangerous diseases like Malaria by eating larvae of insect such as mosquito. Speech of College and School Students Nakul Tiwari, Jaiprakash Patel, Akash Yadav, Sachin Choubey, Research Scholar Ramchandra Ahirwar have given lectures and express various views summarized as follows: Road accident is the major cause of declining frog during breading period (Rainy). We should totally stop practical on frog. Farmers must be avoided chemical fertilizer in agriculture practice. We should go for organic farming. We should conserve all species for improve our biodiversity status.
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Award ceremony: Certificate given to all participants and Guest were honoured by Mementos of Environent and Social Welfare Society Khajuraho India. Programme announced by Miss. Usha Ahirwar Vote of Thanks given by Dr. Ashwani Kumar Dubey.

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Drawing & Painting event arranged. Mr Mudit Dubey, Mr. Abhy Yadav, Rishi Tripathi from Junior group and Mr. Rishi Tiwari, Jaiprakash Patel Ved Prakash Prajapati from Senior group School Students made beautiful painting with colours in the surrounding background and awarded for First second and Third award for appreciation.

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This event was organized by Dr. Ashwani Kumar Dubey (FESW;FIASc;FSLSc.) President & Organizing Secretary Godavari Academy of Science and Technology, Chhatarpur India Website: www.godavariacademy.com

Save The Frogs Day in Chiana

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana held a successful Save The Frogs Day Celebration in Chiana, Upper East Ghana. They estimated to reach a total live participants of 300 local people for this year's Save The Frogs Day. With the training of new volunteers by our experienced Northern Regional representative, Alex Akebeh, they reached 300 more people. Campaigns were intensified especially in schools and households, encouraging people to appreciate frogs and nature. They organized radio broadcasts which reached an estimated 1,500 people who tune in everyday to the local station, Nabina Radio.

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Save The Frogs Day in Tartu

On Friday, the 29th of April, a celebration day for amphibians was held at Peedu elementary school in Tartu, Estonia! There was 4 thematic lessons: first about frogs in the world and their threats, status in Estonia; second about frog craft, third about frog based jumping games and finally there was a walk to nearby ponds looking for frogs and teaching how to distinguish them. All lessons are related to each other. All activities are carried out by amphibian specialist Kristiina Kübarsepp. Also there was an announcement about new online frog coloring book of Estonian species, which can be downloaded publically. What a great way to celebrate Save The Frogs Day!

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Check out this great video about Save The Frogs Day in Tartu!
https://youtu.be/uXJWMn7uxr4

Save The Frogs Day in Manaus

The first event held during Save The Frogs was in Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil, was an initiative of Boitatá Institute, INPA, UFAM and MUSE. In this event we held an Environmental Education work on the Trail of Frogs in the Amazon Museum in the Reserve Adolpho Ducke, with activities for young people of the School Raul de Queiroz Menezes Veiga in Manaus.

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Save The Frogs Day at the Park Goiania Zoo

The Boitatá Institute has been carrying out activities in environmental education to raise awareness about diversity and global decline of amphibians. In the state of Goiás in Brazil, they organized Save The Frogs Day events at the Park Goiania Zoo that took place from April 27 and May 6, 2016.

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Save The Frogs Day in Ilheus

 The Boitatá Institute of Ethnobiology and Wildlife Conservation in partnership with the State University of Santa Cruz - UESC promoted on Sunday (1 May, 2016), in Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil, an open night tour to the public for research and observation of amphibians. The event marked the celebration of the World Day "Save the Frogs" created by the American Foundation and Save the Frogs originally celebrated on every last Saturday of April.

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Save The Frogs Day with প্রাধিকার (PRADHIKAR)

PRADHIKAR is an organization of the general students of Sylhet Agricultural University organized by students of Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, SAU. Its activity is world-wide giving emphasis on animals of Bangladesh. It’s a Volunteer team that works for the establishment and reservation of animal rights to welfare and conservation of biodiversity. As our vision To raise awareness among the people about animal rights to welfare and conservation of biodiversity to change their life style and mentality who ignore the rule of animal welfare and biodiversity, and rehabilitate them. Community activity is major part of activity of PRADHIKAR. To save frog every year from 2012 we are celebrating Save The Frogs Day 2016! Raise your voice to save the frogs! Save the biodiversity! Save the animal! Save the Planet!
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Save The Frogs Day with the Nature Eye Team

In Godagari, Bangladesh the Nature Eye Team held a great seminar, a rally and an art exhibition on Save The Frogs Day 2016! They were able to engage 500 plus people including school children in their event. Their main focus point was frog conservation and to make people aware. They organized a Rally on the theme "Conserve Frogs to Get Harvest". They also organized contemporary debate competition, open quiz competition, composition writing, drawing competition and cultural program.
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"Our main objective of the event was to aware about Frog conservation & its importance among local people of Godagari,Rajshahi, Bangladesh. People of Godagari often used to kill frogs for the trade purpose, using pesticides in agricultural field, or unknown reasons. It was great threat to Frogs in Goadagari. So we targeted the area so that we can motivate people aware about frogs & its importance.We organised the program schedule in such way that we can engage school & colleges students.We arranged Composition competition, Open quiz competition, Debate competition and Drawing competition. We wanted that students willingly to think about frog importance and then we could easily reach to local people.And we have successfully finished our program. If there was enough fund it would be more better. Hope we will arrange more gorgeous program next. And honestly thanks to "Save The Frogs Day Team" for supporting us." - The Nature Eye Team

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Reflections on the June 2016 STF! Ecuador Ecotour

In June 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! led a group of 17 Americans through the rainforests and cloud forests of Ecuador for 12 days on the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador EcotourBelow are the reflections and photos of ecotour participant George Quiroga, a professional photographer and wildlife enthusiast who joined us in Ecuador.

I am finally unwinding and have some time before my flight home to reflect on my days in Ecuador these past couple of weeks. It has been a wonderful trip of beautiful scenery, spectacular wildlife, new friendships, rich history, wonderful food, amazing experiences, and boundless new knowledge. There has been adventure, physical challenges, emotional moments hearing of local tragedies, but also the jubilation of discovering awesome creatures, breathtaking scenery, and the camaraderie developed with like-minded enthusiasts along the way.

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Read more: Reflections on the June 2016 STF! Ecuador Ecotour

Save The Frogs Day at Sylvan Heights Bird Park

In North Carolina, the Sylvan Heights Bird Park hosted two frog focused events in April culminating with a Save The Frog Day celebration April 30, 2016. There were interactive games, activities and informational displays creating fun and enjoyable learning experiences while raising awareness of the challenges faced by amphibians around the world. Many participants were unaware of the amphibian population decline but our goal to help educate the public about frogs and frog conservation was successful as over 600 people attended these events.
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Save The Frogs Day at Currawong Bush Park

On Save The Frogs Day 2016, Leap into Nature held a Save the Frogs Day at Currawong Bush Park in Doncaster East, Melbourne Australia. The event started off with a frog talk and slide presentation, then the participants headed out to a pond to listen and look for frogs. The children were then able to do a range of art and craft activities on frogs. It was a successful day, with parents and children all learning new things about frogs, and that some of them are endangered and need our help. Save The Frogs Day was a great success with children and their parents learning all about the amazing world of frogs!

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STF Ghana's Gilbert Adum wins $51,100 frog conservation award

We are pleased to announce that the Whitley Fund For Nature has awarded SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s Gilbert Adum with a frog conservation grant in the amount of 35,000GBP (US$51,100) to further his efforts protecting Giant Squeaker Frogs (Arthroleptis krokosua), one of the world’s most endangered frog species. Gilbert was awarded this prestigious environmental prize at The Royal Geographical Society in London in front of over 550 guests including Sir David Attenborough and the daughter of the Queen of England.
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Join the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour: July 2017

Learn about current ecotours here.

We are pleased to announce the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour (July 14th to 25th, 2017), which will encompass the rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, mangroves and an abundance of opportunities to find and photograph amphibians. Costa Rica has an incredible array of biodiversity, landscapes and ecosystems. Costa Rica is home to 202 known amphibian species all within a very small geographical area. There are lots of frogs to be found, making Costa Rica a perfect place for a SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour.

In July 2015 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecologist Michael Starkey traveled throughout Costa Rica for ten days searching for ecolodges that are clean, comfortable and home to many frogs, and developing a detailed itinerary to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities in multiple ecosystems while minimizing drive times. Our inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour has been personally crafted to ensure an amazing, unique and thoroughly unforgettable experience that offers the best in travel, wildlife, culture and education.

Please send an email to trip leader Michael Starkey at starkey@savethefrogs.com if you are interested in joining SAVE THE FROGS! in Costa Rica.

*The SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour is FULL. Click HERE to be added to the waitlist.*

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"I am so excited to be joining SAVE THE FROGS! on their first Costa Rica Ecotour in 2017! A trip of a lifetime--I have always wanted to go see frogs in Costa Rica, and now I am doing so with two incredible scientists, Kerry Kriger and Michael G Starkey. This supports the great nonprofit SAVE THE FROGS! as well! They do fantastic work--founder Kerry Kriger and his team are making a difference worldwide!"

- Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director of the National Wildlife Federation & SAVE THE FROGS! Board Member

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Action Alert: Protect Amphibians From Off-Highway Vehicles

Help save Tesla Park’s endangered amphibians from off-highway vehicle destruction!

We need your help today to stop the State of California from turning 3,100 acres of critical amphibian habitat at Tesla Park into a publicly funded off-highway vehicle park! Three-wheelers and dirt bikes have no place in one of the state’s most biologically rich areas, but the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) of California State Parks is planning to expand the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area into nearby Tesla Park, which contains some of the state's most important amphibian habitat. Please submit your comment through the easy to use form we created at: http://savethefrogs.com/tesla

Tesla Park is home to our official state amphibian the California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii); California Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma californiense), Foothill Yellow-legged frogs (Rana boylii); Spadefoot toads (Spea hammondii), as well as more common species like California Newts (Taricha torosa) and Pacific Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris regilla). The OHMVR wants to let intensive OHV use destroy the upland habitats of these frogs and salamanders. Please make your voice heard and help protect Tesla Park's amazing amphibians!


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World Bank Project Officer Appointed to Empower Communities to Save Ghana’s Frogs

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, West Africa's premier and leading non-profit amphibian organization has appointed Mr. Nicholas Aidoo as its Community Conservation Coordinator. Mr. Aidoo formerly worked as a World Bank Community-Based Rural Development Project Officer, creating economic opportunities in beekeeping for 65 communities in southwestern Ghana.

The position of Community Conservation Coordinator is new and as the first officer, Mr. Aidoo will lead in the development of alternative livelihoods for local communities previously dependent on endangered frog habitat. One frog in particular to benefit from this conservation initiative funded by the UK-based charities, Whitley Fund for Nature and The Rufford Foundation, is the Giant Squeaker Frog, one of the world’s rarest and endangered animals. Mr. Aidoo is also a native speaker and well-versed in Twi, Ghana’s most widely spoken local language. Thus, he will also take lead in the translation of relevant conservation education materials from English to Twi. This will help to make knowledge and awareness accessible to the local people who matter most in the protection of Ghana’s frogs and wildlife.

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Gilbert Adum of STF! Ghana Wins $14,700 Award to Tackle Illegal Mining

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum was recently awarded £10,000 ($14,700) from UK-based Rufford Foundation to boost his team's efforts to save frogs threatened by mining in western Ghana’s Sui forest.

Artisanal illegal miners left pits uncovered when they were forced out of the Sui forest. Gilbert and his team identified these pits as death-traps to several frogs including the Giant Squeaker Frog, one of the world’s rarest animals. With the grant funding, Gilbert and his team will close up the pits and replant areas with native trees. “Elsewhere, uncovered mine pits have caused the lives of many people," says Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi, Ghana’s first female amphibian biologist and Associate Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana. "Therefore, covering up the pits and revegetating the areas will not only help to save frogs and other wildlife but also human lives.”

Gilbert warns the Ghanaian public to be wary of the dangers these mine pits can pose. He has also called on government, corporate societies, funding agencies and other conservation groups to join hands in doing more to save frogs and wildlife threatened by illegal mining activities in Ghanaian forests.

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Job Announcement: Community Conservation Coordinator In Ghana

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Job: Community Conservation Coordinator In Ghana
Closing Date for Application: 25th May 2016
Job Location: Kumasi and Sefwi-Wiawso


Organization Overview
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is West Africa's premier and leading non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation, and is the first international branch of USA-based non-profit SAVE THE FROGS! We conduct research and conservation activities in places where amphibians are most vulnerable to threats from climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species, diseases, over-harvesting and pesticide use.

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins ‘Green Oscar’

In April 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum received international attention and recognition for his work in Ghana with the Giant Squeaker Frog.

Born to a tribe of bush hunters, Gilbert Adum grew up hunting frogs as part of the indigenous tradition. His naivety to the global threat of frogs, particularly in his region, turned to regret as he grew older and more aware of the lack of conservation in his home country. In 2011 SAVE THE FROGS! Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger, visited Ghana in an attempt to engage and empower the locals.

Dr. Kriger’s visit to another country has never resulted in a bigger and longer-lasting impact. Despite the “small” goal to just give presentations to schools, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has become the most active branch of SAVE THE FROGS!

Since 2011, Gilbert Adum has founded and run West Africa’s first amphibian conservation initiative with incredible success. His biggest accomplishment: saving the Giant Squeaker Frog from the brink of extinction.

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The Giant Squeaker Frog was rediscovered by Gilbert in 2009 in the Sui River Reserve. After extensive surveys spanning years, only 14 individuals were found. Through SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana and the team’s habitat restoration and action against illegal mining, huge tracts of land have been reforested and non-native, harmful vegetation removed. Today, the population has doubled and more than 27 Giant Squeaker Frogs can be found in the reserve.

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On April 27th, 2016 Gilbert Adum of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana received the Whitley Award in honor of his exceptional grassroots success in Ghana, where over 90% of the forests have been cleared.

He focuses on the endangered Giant Squeaker Frog to accomplish his larger conservation goals. As he asks in his acceptance speech,
“Who does not love the squeaky sound that squeaker frogs make? I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t.”

Presented by the patron HRH Princess Anne at the ceremony, his share of £35,000 pounds (~$51,000) will help develop alternative livelihoods for the communities who depend on the Giant Squeaker Frog habitat.

Gilbert’s effective strategy is was best summed up by the attendant Sir David Attenborough, who serves as a trustee of the Whitley Fund for Nature:
“Empowering local people, who understand what the problems are, and who have the local knowledge, determination and vested interest to find the solutions is the very best way to ensure long term protection for the natural world.”

To which Gilbert responded in his acceptance speech:
“Sir, if we can succeed in saving Ghana’s frogs, it would have been on your strong shoulders.”

Gilbert does know what’s best for his country. And it starts with providing access to beekeeping and honey harvesting as an alternative to endangered bush meat. If you want to get involved in this initiative, see below.
So, why frogs?

“If you need yet another reason to save the frogs,” said Gilbert in his speech, “I would like you to imagine a world without Zika disease, and a world without malaria.”

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Besides being the most endangered group of animals of the planet, frogs eat disease vectors, including mosquitos.

Despite all the hard work Gilbert and SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana have accomplished, saving the frogs doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Anyone can a little act with a big impact.

“I encourage every one of you to save the frogs and save the world.”

 

Travel to Africa with SAVE THE FROGS!

In September 2011 I traveled to Ghana with a small goal: give presentations in schools. That trip resulted in the formation of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, which has become the most active international branch of SAVE THE FROGS! and has inspired thousands of Africans and people around the globe to take action for amphibians.

In September 2016 I will return to Ghana to lead the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition -- and you are invited to join me. Our goal will be to protect Ghana’s amphibian populations, empower the next generation of Ghanaian frog conservationists, and expand the international network of environmentalists interested in protecting West Africa’s endangered amphibians and ecosystems.

We will be joined by 16 environmental professionals and frog enthusiasts and travel Ghana for 17 days:
(1) Conducting educational programs;
(2) Searching for endangered rainforest frogs;
(3) Restoring habitat for endangered amphibians;
(4) Exchanging knowledge with Ghanaian biologists; and
(5) Working to improve and accelerate amphibian conservation efforts in Ghana.

If you are interested in traveling to Africa with SAVE THE FROGS! for this once in a lifetime experience, please download and read through the Expedition Summary.

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"I got an e-mail talking about the Ghana trip in September and it sounds like an amazing experience." 

— Jacqueline

The 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition will create a stronger SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana and will broaden Ghana’s base of amphibian expertise, ultimately resulting in healthier frog populations and vibrant human communities living in harmony with their natural surroundings. I am extremely confident that our 18-member SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition Team, which will combine decades of amphibian conservation experience into one cohesive group with a shared mission, will be able to produce tangible results for Ghana's amphibians on a scale never before encountered.

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In my travels to over 50 countries around the world, I have never been anywhere more in need of environmental assistance than Ghana; and I have never been anywhere that more wholeheartedly welcomes the SAVE THE FROGS! message.

For anyone who has ever wanted to make a positive social and/or environmental impact, this is one of the greatest opportunities you will ever have.

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SAVE THE FROGS! Co-Founder Gilbert Adum (left) will be joining us in Ghana along with several other SAVE THE FROGS! biologists and environmental experts.

Whether or not you can travel to Africa with SAVE THE FROGS!, I encourage you to make a list of all the people you know who would be interested in donating to fund the Expedition. I am currently preparing crowdfunding technology that will enable you set up your own crowdfunding page within the SAVE THE FROGS! website, so that you can eaily provide your friends and colleagues with a way to donate, all the while tracking your fundraising impact.

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I hope to see you in Ghana in September 2016!
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Co-Founder & Board Member

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Gilbert Adum Shortlisted For Prestigious Conservation Award

We’re pleased to announce that SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s work with the Giant Squeaker Frog has received international and prestigious attention: The Whitley Fund for Nature’s annual Whitley Awards shortlist of finalists includes SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s Executive Director Gilbert Adum.

The Whitley Award is a prestigious international prize that honors “exceptional individuals who, through their outstanding conservation work in developing countries, are redefining the way people engage with the natural world in the 21st century.”

Gilbert and seven other finalists were selected from a pool of 130 applicants from all around the world. The awards ceremony will be on April 27th, 2016 in London at the Royal Geographical Society and will be attended by Sir David Attenborough and the Princess Royal.

Like or share this article and show your support for Gilbert and Ghana’s frogs; we hope they win their deserved share of the total £245,000 ($346,001.25) project funding!

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SAVE THE FROGS! Gainesville is the USA's most active chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!. Based in Gainesville, Florida our mission is to protect Florida amphibian populations, to educate Florida citizens about amphibians, and to support the broader efforts of SAVE THE FROGS!. You can contact us at gainesville@savethefrogs.com.

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Hola and welcome to the online home of SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires!
The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires is to the protect amphibian populations of the Buenos Aires region and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.

You can email us at:
buenosaires@savethefrogs.com

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SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to protecting Bangladesh's amphibian populations and to promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Bangladesh is home to 37 known species of amphibians, many of which are facing extreme threats due to the country’s dense human population. Habitat destruction and harmful pesticides are contributing to the decline of amphibians in Bangladesh. SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh is the first Asian branch of USA-based SAVE THE FROGS!, and has been actively raising awareness of amphibian issues in Bangladesh since 2009.

You can easily find this webpage anytime by visiting:
www.savethefrogs.com/bangladesh

"Together we can create a new era of amphibian conservation in Bangladesh."
-- Nurul Islam, Co-Founder of SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh

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Brazil is home to the world's greatest biodiversity of amphibians, with at least 1,036 known species. The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! Brazil is to protect Brazil's amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Please spread the word about our efforts by asking your friends to visit our website:
www.savethefrogs.com/brazil

Together we can SAVE BRAZIL'S FROGS!

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Welcome to the online home of SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais, Brazil's first chapter of USA-based SAVE THE FROGS!. The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais is to protect the amphibian populations of Minas Gerais and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Founded in April 2017, SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais is based in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil.

A missao do SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais é proteger as populações de anfíbios de Minas Gerais e promover uma sociedade que respeite e aprecie a vida selvagem!

Connect with us online at:
Website: www.savethefrogs.com/minasgerais
Email: minasgerais@savethefrogs.com
Newsletter: Sign Up For The SAVE THE FROGS! Minas Gerais Newsletter Here
Instagram: @savethefrogsmg (www.instagram.com/savethefrogsmg)

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Join a SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour

Costa Rica has an incredible array of biodiversity, landscapes and ecosystems. Costa Rica is home to 205 known amphibian species all within a very small geographical area. There are lots of frogs to be found, making Costa Rica a perfect place for a SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour.

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The strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio) is an amazing amphibian that lives in Costa Rica. 

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Are you ready for an experience of a lifetime? Then join a SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour, and join our group of amphibian enthusiasts as we visit the rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, and mangroves. We will have an abundance of opportunities to find and photograph amphibians. Costa Rica has an incredible array of biodiversity, landscapes and ecosystems. Costa Rica is home to 202 known amphibian species, all within a very small geographical area. There are lots of frogs to be found, making Costa Rica a perfect place for a SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour. Pura Vida!

- Learn about the July 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour here.
- Learn about the July 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour here.
- View photos from the July 2017 Costa Rica Ecotour here.
- Learn about other SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours here.

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Join a SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour

Ecuador occupies only 0.2% of the Earth's land surface, but it is home to 579 known amphibian species. In terms of amphibian biodiversity per square kilometer, Ecuador is among the highest in the world -- Ecuador actually has approximately 65 times more amphibian species per square kilometer compared to the USA! This incredible diversity is due to the large variety of ecological niches created by the Andes mountains, which cross the country from north to south, dividing the country into three distinct regions: the Amazon, the Coast and the Andes. At least 257 of Ecuador's amphibian species are found nowhere else on Earth. Ecuador's amphibians are incredible: glass frogs with translucent skin on their belly, allowing you to view their beating hearts; colorful frogs of all kind; and amazing behaviors like poison dart frogs carrying tadpoles on their back. With all this in such a small country, Ecuador is the perfect place to enjoy and learn about the unknown and enigmatic world of amphibians.

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Photo of Hyalinobatrachium valerioi from Mashpi, Ecuador courtesy of Jaime Culebras, who also contributed the text above.

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The SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour

Have you ever wanted to explore the Amazon rainforest, learn from experts about tropical ecology, or experience the beauty of the Andes mountains? How about all three? If so, then you should join the next SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour! Our frog experts are looking forward to introducing you to some of the most spectacular frog habitats on the planet. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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Visiting AmaZOOnico during the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour.

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana

Founded in September 2011, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is West Africa's first nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation, and is the first international branch of USA-based nonprofit SAVE THE FROGS!. The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is to protect Ghana's amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.

Africa is fraught with both social and environmental problems, and Ghana is an excellent location from which to initiate SAVE THE FROGS! programs that we plan to spread far and wide across the African continent. Over 80% of Ghana's original rainforests have been cleared and a third of the country's amphibians are under threat.

With your support, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana can exponentially grow the number of Ghanaian amphibian biologists; create a new national park in the biodiverse Atewa Hills, which is currently under threat from diamond, gold and bauxite mining; institute programs to replace the frog meat trade and illegal logging with sustainable, environmentally-friendly sources of income; and produce up-to-date field guides and other educational materials that will go to every high school in the country. Plus a whole lot more!

You can contact SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana via:

Email:
ghana@savethefrogs.com

Postal Mail:
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana
Box KS 15924,
Adum-Kumasi,
Ashanti, GHANA

"The difference between success and failure in saving Ghana's frogs will come down to how much support the outside world provides."
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger

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The SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition

In September 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! will lead an international team of 18 amphibian biologists and frog enthusiasts on the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition. The mission of the expedition is to protect Ghana's amphibian populations, empower the next generation of Ghanaian frog conservationists, and expand the international network of environmentalists interested in protecting West Africa's endangered amphibians and ecosystems.

Please download the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition Summary here.

"From all the information provided in the Expedition Summary, it seems to be a very life-changing experience that would be a shame to miss."
Ashley Alwine, Pensylvania

The SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition is a collaborative effort organized by SAVE THE FROGS! and SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana.

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SAVE THE FROGS! India is focused on the protection of threatened amphibian species and their habitats throughout India, as well as the environmental education of the next generation of Indians. Since 2009, India has been one of the most active countries in the SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide community. You can easily find this webpage anytime by visiting:
www.savethefrogs.com/india

The President of SAVE THE FROGS! India for the term March 11, 2018 through March 11, 2019 is Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma. Please direct any questions related to our Indian amphibian conservation efforts to:
india@savethefrogs.com

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Young SAVE THE FROGS! supporters at the Rahara Nibedita Art Centre in Kolkata, 2018

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