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Gilbert Adum Wins £70,000 From Whitley Fund For Nature (2019)

Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum for winning another grant award from the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature. With this award of £70,000 (USD $89,894), Gilbert and his team will advocate for a substantial area at Sui River Forest Reserve to be designated as a Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA).

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Join The 2021 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Frogging Safari

In September 2021, a worldwide team of amphibian biologists will spend three weeks in Ghana assisting the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana team in their efforts to educate Ghanaians about the country’s amphibians, and to protect some of the world’s most endangered frog species. SAVE THE FROGS! will incorporate a 12-day/11-night ecotour into the Expedition so that adventurous frog lovers can experience the amazing Ghanaian wildlife; meet hundreds of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana volunteers, supporters and staff; and have a thoroughly unforgettable travel experience.

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Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi On Saving Ghana’s Frogs And Females In Science

In September 2019, SAVE THE FROGS! Journalist Romina Vosoughi interviewed SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi about her experience saving Ghana’s frogs from extinction, being a woman in science, educating youth and politicians about amphibians, and her plans for the future.

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The Giant Squeaker Frog Is Now Officially Listed As Critically Endangered

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s efforts have resulted in a huge victory for the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua). From 2015 through early 2019, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founders Dr. Kerry Kriger and Gilbert Adum campaigned for the re-categorization of the Giant Squeaker Frog by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), from Near Threatened to Critically Endangered. Success was achieved in March 2019 with the IUCN officially re-categorizing the frog as Critically Endangered. This new listing will help the Giant Squeaker Frog receive significantly increased protections and will enable conservation groups like SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana to more easily secure funding for conservation programs in and around the frog’s habitat in western Ghana.

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Young Scholars Program

In 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana launched its Young Scholars Program, designed to achieve two major goals: (1) improve the resources of less-endowed schools; and (2) provide scholarships to academically gifted but economically disadvantaged children.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gilbert Adum Wins $51,100 From Whitley Fund For Nature (2016)

We are pleased to announce that the Whitley Fund For Nature has awarded Gilbert Adum of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana with a grant of 35,000GBP (US$51,100) to further his efforts protecting the Giant Squeaker Frog (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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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins ‘Green Oscar’

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 […]

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Gilbert Adum Wins Another Award From Rufford Foundation

Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum for winning an award of £10,000 (US$15,500) from the Rufford Foundation. The award will enable Gilbert and his SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana team to upscale their habitat restoration project within the habitats of Ghana’s critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) for the species protection. […]

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