Web Analytics

Tag Archives for " ghana "

KNUST chapter planting trees along wewe river

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

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 […]

Continue Reading
Ghana Expedition Kumasi KNUST

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

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 […]

Continue Reading
ghana-goal-squeaker

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 […]

Continue Reading
sui celebration sandra owusu gyamfi 1a ms

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Travels to the United Kingdom

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s Associate Executive Director and West Africa’s first female amphibian conservation scientist, Miss Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi will travel to the United Kingdom from 20th December 2016 to 10th January 2017. During her stay, Sandra will give educational presentations about amphibians, empower women in conservation and the activities of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana. Spend the season […]

Continue Reading
ghana stf dw tv

Gilbert Adum of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Featured in Worldwide Documentary

Watch this documentary about SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum’s passion for frogs and about our work to save the last Giant Squeaker Frogs (Arthroleptis krokosua) and improve the lives of the Yawkrom community in the Sui River Forest Reserve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCAYM4vWv0A&feature=youtu.be During the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, a German film crew from […]

Continue Reading
kerry kriger chief

How I Became An African Chief

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger first traveled to Ghana in September 2011. On that trip he co-founded SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana with amphibian biologist Gilbert Adum. In 2016, Dr. Kriger returned to Ghana to lead the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, a 23-day journey to train volunteers and spread amphibian awareness throughout the […]

Continue Reading
ghana 2016 night spirit

Highlights from the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition

In September 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! led an international team of amphibian biologists on the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition. The mission of the expedition was to protect Ghana’s amphibian populations, empower the next generation of Ghanaian frog conservationists, and expand the international network of environmentalists interested in protecting West Africa’s endangered amphibians and […]

Continue Reading
Arthroleptis krokosua juvenile

West Africa’s First Amphibian Conservation Centre

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has secured a building and work is underway for the construction of West Africa’s first amphibian conservation education centre. It is strategically located in the home region of Ghana’s flagship Giant Squeaker Frog, thus, dubbed the “Sui Amphibian Conservation Education Centre (SACEC)”. Funded by Whitley Fund for Nature, it’s a three […]

Continue Reading
cooper environmental research logo

Thank you to Cooper Environmental Research for sponsoring the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition!

Cooper Environmental Research is an environmental consulting firm dedicated to researching and protecting aquatic organisms. They study the effects of altered river flow by dams to spawning and migration, sediment characteristics, loss or creation of habitat due to changes in water level, and surveys of streams and rivers to determine distribution and abundance of fish […]

Continue Reading
Arthroleptis-krokosua-Gilbert-Adum-550

Fire Threatens the Survival of the Critically Endangered Giant Squeaker Frog

With less than a week before the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, our team around the world has been busy preparing for our rigorous frog-saving campaigns in West Africa. To our dismay, we received terrible news last night from our friends in Ghana. While suffering from malaria, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum […]

Continue Reading
>