Why The Giant Squeaker Frog Is “Giant”

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!

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Tree Planting Project Implemented To Protect Critically Endangered Giant Squeaker Frog

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

Gilbert Adum Wins Another Award From Rufford Foundation

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.

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Giant Squeaker Frog photo by SAVE THE FROGS! Campaigns Coordinator Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi

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Restoration of the Giant Squeaker Frog’s Habitat Gets Underway

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

Volunteer Opportunity: Restore Habitat For Giant Squeaker Frogs in Ghana

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

One Of The World’s Rarest Frogs Finally Found

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