SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is delighted to announce our upcoming Amphibian Conservation Leadership Programme on 26th March, 2015 at the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES). The major highlight for the day is on the theme: “The Giant Squeaker Frog Leadership Training.” The purpose of this training is to build the capacity of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s members and other ecologists to ensure the long term protection of Ghana’s critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthrlopetis krokosua). To date, only 13 individuals of the Giant Squeaker Frog are known to be surviving in Western Ghana’s Sui River Forest Reserve.
Specifically, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana will organise courses on the ecology, survey and monitoring techniques for the Giant Squeaker Frog. We will also discuss and evaluate conservation strategies that have been implemented to address pertinent environmental issues affecting the Giant Squeaker Frog and other endemic and endangered frogs.
We will also train ecologists on how to effectively organise educational programmes such as Save The Frogs Day (the world’s largest day of amphibian conservation action) for the Giant Squeaker Frog. Through PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, demonstrations and documentaries, the participants will also develop their skills in the different ways they can engage their peers and community members to promote amphibian conservation.