SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s efforts have resulted in a huge victory for the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua). From 2015 through early 2019, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founders Dr. Kerry Kriger and Gilbert Adum campaigned for the re-categorization of the Giant Squeaker Frog by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), from Near Threatened to Critically Endangered. Success was achieved in March 2019 with the IUCN officially re-categorizing the frog as Critically Endangered. This new listing will help the Giant Squeaker Frog receive significantly increased protections and will enable conservation groups like SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana to more easily secure funding for conservation programs in and around the frog’s habitat in western Ghana. Continue reading The Giant Squeaker Frog Is Now Officially Listed As Critically Endangered
In 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana launched its Young Scholars Program, designed to achieve two major goals: (1) improve the resources of less-endowed schools; and (2) provide scholarships to academically gifted but economically disadvantaged children. Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Young Scholars Program
Frogs in the genus Arthroleptis are often referred to as “squeakers.” This is because of the distinctive high pitched call they make. They are usually small — about the size of a baby’s thumb — with the smallest squeaker measuring merely 15mm in length. The Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) measures up to 50mm, making it the largest squeaker in all of West Africa. As it is about three times the size of the smallest squeaker it must be nothing less than a GIANT!
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana (West Africa’s first non-profit organisation dedicated exclusively to the conservation of amphibians) has established community tree nurseries within the home of the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua), the Sui River Forest Reserve (SRFR). This project is raising over 5,000 native seedlings to restore an estimated 5-ha of degraded critical habitats of … Continue reading Tree Planting Project Implemented To Protect Critically Endangered Giant Squeaker Frog
Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum for winning an award of £10,000 (US$15,500) from the Rufford Foundation. The award will enable Gilbert and his SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana team to upscale their habitat restoration project within the habitats of Ghana’s critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) for the species protection. They will specifically: (1) remove the invasive weed Chromolaena odorata from the species’ remaining degraded habitat; (2) establish community tree nurseries to raise and plant 5,000 native seedlings; (3) field map the spatial distribution of all planted seedlings; and (3) sustain education campaigns for the species’ long-term protection.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, together with foresters from the Forestry Commission of Ghana (FC) and 100 other volunteers, has cleared a portion of the habitat of the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis kroskosua) of the non-native invasive weed (Chromolaena odorata). To suppress the regrowth of the weed we immediately planted 2,000 native tree seedlings in areas … Continue reading Restoration of the Giant Squeaker Frog’s Habitat Gets Underway
There is a glimpse of hope at long last for the recovery of Ghana’s Critically Endangered Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua). From June 15-20th SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana will remove an invasive weed (Chromalaena odorata) and replant native trees in the Giant Squeaker Frog’s only home at the Sui River Forest Reserve. We would need … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity: Restore Habitat For Giant Squeaker Frogs in Ghana
Less than 14 individuals of the Giant Squeaker Frog are known to survive Kumasi, Ghana, October 23, 2013. After four years of intensive search for the Krokosua Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua), a team of scientists from the nonprofit SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana (http://savethefrogs.com/ghana) found the critically endangered frog at Ghana’s Western Region Sui River Forest Reserve. … Continue reading One Of The World’s Rarest Frogs Finally Found