Why The Giant Squeaker Frog Is “Giant”

Frogs in the genus Arthroleptis are often referred to as “squeakers.” This is because of the distinctive insect-like call they make and are also called cricket or screeching frogs. They are usually small, most 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 the whole 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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STF Ghana’s Gilbert Adum wins $51,100 frog conservation award

We are pleased to announce that the Whitley Fund For Nature has awarded SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s Gilbert Adum with a frog conservation grant in the amount of 35,000GBP (US$51,100) to further his efforts protecting Giant Squeaker Frogs (Arthroleptis krokosua), one of the world’s most endangered frog species. Gilbert was awarded this prestigious environmental prize at The Royal Geographical Society in London in front of over 550 guests including Sir David Attenborough and the daughter of the Queen of England.
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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund: SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins $20,000 Award

I am excited to announce that the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has awarded SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana a $20,000 grant to assist our efforts to save the critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frog(Arthroleptis krokusua) from extinction. With these funds, we will train and utilize local volunteers to remove the non-native invasive plant Chromolaena odorata from five hectares of the … Continue reading Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund: SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins $20,000 Award

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana at Conference on Conservation Science in the United Kingdom

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Program Co-ordinator Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi has been selected by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom to represent Ghana at its Conference on Conservation Science from 25th to 27th March 2014. Sandra will talk about the problems Ghana’s invasive Acheampong weed (Chromolaena odorata) poses for the survival of Ghana’s critically endangered … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana at Conference on Conservation Science in the United Kingdom

An update from SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana student chapter at the University for Development Studies:

An update from SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana student chapter at the University for Development Studies: “Today we visited the frog market at Kumbugu in the Northern Region of Ghana. We met the frog hunters who took us through what they do. They are basically farmers but hunt for frogs during the lean season of farming … Continue reading An update from SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana student chapter at the University for Development Studies:

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Formed a New Chapter at Presbyterian University College

This post is brought to you by SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana: In our bid to get the Atewa Forest created as the Atewa Hills National Park, we have formed a second university chapter in the Atewa region at Presbyterian University College (PUC), Akuapem Campus. The PUC Chapter like UCAES (campus), is in close proximity to … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Formed a New Chapter at Presbyterian University College

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!