Save The Frogs Day 2017 at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana

The SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST Chapter conducted habitat restoration activities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology campus’ Wewe River on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in commemoration of the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day for amphibian conservation events. Fifty chapter members took part in the celebration, including the President of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Students Association (Mr. Dwumah Kwaku Afrifa). Participants removed invasive weeds such as Devil Weed (Chromolaena odorata), which is a major threat to amphibian survival. They also planted 150 seedlings of two carefully selected tree species: the fungi and insect resistant Kusia (Nauclea diderrichii) and Militia (Millettia thonningii), known for its soil conservation and erosion control properties. Additionally, Prince Adu-Tutu and Victor Adjei, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Chapter respectively, trained participants in amphibian monitoring and ecological data collection protocols. This newly acquired knowledge helps Chapter members to effectively monitor and evaluate the impact of the restoration activities on local amphibian populations.

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SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST leading conservation effort around campus’s Wewe River.

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Restoring Degraded Habitats for Amphibians in Southern Ghana

On 9th May 2015, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter, the world’s first student chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!, will embark on habitat restoration exercises on campus at the Wewe River in celebration of Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Involving +100 students from different Faculties, they … Continue reading Restoring Degraded Habitats for Amphibians in Southern Ghana

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana-KNUST Chapter Members on Frogs Saving Spree

Members of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter, the world’s first international university chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!, are embarking on a massive frog conservation education at local communities in the Kumasi Metropolis this Saturday, 8th November 2014. The members will educate the local people about the plight of frogs, and how to organize amphibian … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana-KNUST Chapter Members on Frogs Saving Spree

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter Wins Award from UK Rufford Foundation

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana-KNUST, the world’s first university chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!, has won £6,000 (USD 10,000) award from the Rufford Foundation. The award will enable the team headed by Kojo Kwakye Ofori Amanfo (a Teaching Assistant and a chapter member) to carry out an amphibian monitoring and restoration project dubbed KNUST Wewe River … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter Wins Award from UK Rufford Foundation

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Wins Global Conservation Leadership Award

Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum and his team for winning Conservation Leadership Award of $15,000, for the protection of Ghana’s Critically Endangered Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua).  The Squeaker Frog is in immediate trouble of extinction as only 12 individuals are known to exist, all in an unprotected forest patch in Western Ghana’s Sui … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Wins Global Conservation Leadership Award

Save The Frogs’ Day celebrated in Kumasi, Ghana!

Happy Save The Frog’s Day! Yesterday thousands of people gathered in their local communities in over 30 countries around the world to celebrate amphibians and bring awareness to their conservation! SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana organized educational Save The Frog’s Day events across Ghana, with a goal of raising amphibian awareness and specifically to reduce the … Continue reading Save The Frogs’ Day celebrated in Kumasi, Ghana!

Inspiring Africa’s next generation to care about nature and wildlife!

An update from SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey: Ghana’s frogs are under serious threat from habitat destruction, pollution and pesticides, and from over-harvesting for the frog meat and frog bait trades. With so many factors contributing to the decline in amphibian populations, on April 11th I traveled to Ghana in order to meet with … Continue reading Inspiring Africa’s next generation to care about nature and wildlife!

SAVE THE FROGS’ 1st Official Student Chapter Formed

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s KNUST Chapter is the world’s first official student chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!. Based at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, the chapter’s mission is to protect the campus’ twelve amphibian species and to support the nationwide efforts of the newly formed SAVE THE FROGS! … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS’ 1st Official Student Chapter Formed