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Gilbert Adum

Gilbert Adum
Kumasi, Ghana
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I am the Executive Director and Chief Ecologist of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, an organization I co-founded in September 2011. I am one of only two Ghanaian scientists to complete a higher degree in a field related to amphibians, completing both my Bachelor's and Master's degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology's Department of Wildlife in Kumasi, Ghana. I received statistics training at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and through Cambridge University's Tropical Biology Association program, where I was awarded the prestigious Cambridge SCCS Best Report Award for the Year 2011. I also studied taxonomy at Humboldt University in Germany. I have led research teams in novel amphibian research and conservation, including the re-discovery of the critically endangered West African Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua). Through a grant from the Zoological Society of London, I established that the deadly amphibian disease Chytridiomycosis is not currently a threat to Ghanaian frogs. I have presented my research results at scientific conferences in the United Kingdom and Tanzania and I continue to train undergraduates in the ecology, survey and conservation strategies of Ghanaian amphibians. Through my work with SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, I aim to not only prevent the extinction of Ghana's endangered frogs, but also to spread the message of frog conservation and environmental protection across the entire African continent.



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