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 and wildfires.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Gilbert Adum surveying a pond on a logging road in the Sui Forest during the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition. Gilbert is the first amphibian biologist to survey the Sui region; he began his efforts there in 2008.
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.
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 River Amphibian Project (K-WRAP). Additionally, the students will plant 1,000 native trees, in addition to providing and waste bins to dispose of trash properly along the Wewe River. Campaigns to use the trash bins to help protect the river and its frogs will spread the conservation message in the Kumasi urban areas and beyond.
The SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter is the first student-run organization of the USA-based SAVE THE FROGS!, based in Kumasi, Ghana. Revegetating river corridors like the Wewe River (pictured), where rare frogs occur, is a major pillar of their campaign to save Ghana’s frogs.
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 … Continue reading World Wetlands Day with SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires
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 of freshmen (nearly 500 students) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources.
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 Ecotour. Below 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.
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 … Continue reading World Bank Project Officer Appointed to Empower Communities to Save Ghana’s Frogs
The SAVE THE FROGS! Challenge is now available to all SAVE THE FROGS! Members. This page was originally created to promote the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! 90-Day Challenge, which took place from May 22 through August 21, 2016.
The SAVE THE FROGS! 90-Day Challenge is the very best online amphibian conservation training available, as you learn the precise skills that SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger has used over the past decade to grow SAVE THE FROGS! into one of the world’s most recognized and effective environmental organizations.
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 … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins ‘Green Oscar’