conservation

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 …

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Scientific paper outlines actions to save declining amphibian populations in the US

Despite the theoretical protection afforded by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), many amphibians remain under threat. A new scientific paper co-authored by Katherine M. O’Donnell, a participant of the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Peru Ecotour, explores the various issues that have served as challenges to the recovery of declining amphibian populations in …

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

Night spirit frog

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.  

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

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Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST Chapter for winning their second grant from the UK-based Rufford Foundation. The £5,000 (~$6,000) award will enable the chapter to monitor endangered frogs with cutting-edge surveying technology. Chapter members will deploy automated acoustic devices along the KNUST campus’ Wewe River to monitor endangered frogs as part of the KNUST Wewe …

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World Wetlands Day with SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires

Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply drinking water. However, degradation and conversion for other land-use continues. On February 2 every year since 1997, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and citizen groups at all levels of the community have taken the opportunity to carry out events and activities aimed …

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

Ghana Expedition Kumasi KNUST

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 …

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

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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 …

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Job Announcement: Community Conservation Coordinator In Ghana

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Job: Community Conservation Coordinator In GhanaClosing Date for Application: 25th May 2016Job Location: Kumasi and Sefwi-Wiawso Organization OverviewSAVE 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 …

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ANNOUNCING SAVE THE FROGS! GHANA’S 2015 INTERN

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is pleased to announce Asamoah Francis Boafo as its 2015 intern. Francis during this 3 months internship will be trained in amphibian conservation and research and in proposal writing. In addition, he is to promote SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana on several social media platforms. With his experience in blogging, events promotion …

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