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

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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).

Join The 2021 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Frogging Safari

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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.

The Giant Squeaker Frog Is Now Officially Listed As Critically Endangered

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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.

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Young Scholars Program

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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.

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana

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Founded in September 2011, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is West Africa’s first nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is to protect Ghana’s amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. About SAVE THE FROGS! GhanaAfrica is fraught with both social and …

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Wins Grant To Save Endangered Frogs from Wildfires

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SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has secured a £10,000 grant (~US$12,000) from the UK-based Rufford Foundation to save endangered frogs from wildfires in Sui Forest, home of the iconic Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua). In collaboration with the Ghana National Fire Service, the team will rehabilitate critical frog habitat that has been degraded by fire, and …

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Why The Giant Squeaker Frog Is “Giant”

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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

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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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West Africa’s First Amphibian Conservation Centre

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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 …

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

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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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