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HELP ME SAVE GHANA'S FROGS!

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Michael Starkey via Crowdrise
April 23, 2013

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BENEFITING: Save the Frogs

EVENT DATE: Apr 22, 2013

Michael Starkey

THE STORY:

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 will travel to Ghana to meet with politicians, tribal leaders, and academics in order to further SAVE THE FROGS! GHANA message of amphibian conservation. With your assistance I will give presentations, grow Ghana's network of students, academics and biologists interested in amphibian conservation efforts and work towards the creation of the Atewa Hills National Park, home of the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog. I will teach a field course to undergraduates, advise the students of our three university chapters in Ghana, and assist with Save The Frogs Day events.

Please consider giving a gift to benefit this cause. Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated. If only 50 people each donated $50 toward our conservation efforts in Ghana, then the cost of these efforts would be completely covered. We at SAVE THE FROGS! are working endlessly to bring greater consciousness to the effects we humans have on the planet, and inspire people to protect it! Thank you so much and together we can save the frogs!

Sincerely,
Michael G. Starkey
SAVE THE FROGS! - Advisory Committee Chair, Ecologist
www.savethefrogs.com
www.savethefrogs.com/michael-starkey

303 Potrero Street #51
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA
Office: 831-621-6215
starkey@savethefrogs.com

Save The Frogs is the world's leading amphibian conservation organization. We work in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife.

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My Schedule in Ghana:

April 13th, 2013: Kumasi, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will meet with students of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana student chapters at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) to discuss amphibian conservation efforts in Ghana. 

April 15th, 2013: Kumasi, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will give a presentation about amphibian ecology and conservation at the Kumasi Zoo. 

April 17th, 2013: Chiana-Navrongo, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will meet with members of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, tribal leaders and fishermen in frog-eating areas. That evening Michael will be featured on Nabiina Radio to discuss how overharvesting of amphibians for bait and frog legs is contributing to a decline in amphibian populations. 

April 22nd, 2013: Kumasi, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will give a presentation about amphibian ecology and conservation at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST). This event is free and open to the public. 

 April 22nd, 2013: Kumasi, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will be featured on the Focus FM radio show to talk about Save The Frogs Day events in Ghana. 

April 24th, 2013: Kumasi, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will lead a workshop on amphibian monitoring protocols at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST).

May 1st, 2013: Atewa Hills, Ghana 
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will meet with patrons and students leaders of the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES) to discuss amphibian declines and environmental stewardship. That evening Michael will be featured on the University’s radio to discuss the importance of the creation of Atewa Hills National Park. 

May 2nd, 2013: Atewa Hills, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will meet with the King of Atewa to discuss amphibian conservation efforts within the region. 

May 3rd, 2013: Atewa Hills, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will lead a workshop on field methods in ecology and amphibian monitoring protocols with students of the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES). 

May 6th, 2013: Accra, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will be featured on the TV Breakfast Show and will discuss the creation of the Atewa Hills National Park and about the importance of amphibian conservation efforts in Ghana. 

May 6th, 2013: Accra, Ghana
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will give a presentation about amphibian ecology and conservation to the Ghana Forestry Commission. 

Learn more: http://www.savethefrogs.com/ghana

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To This Fundraiser

$1,950

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Me

    $10

  • Dave and Kathy

    $150

  • Thomas W. McDuffie

    $100

  • suzanne l searle

    $25

  • Esteban Jaime

    $55

  • Tom Mckinnon

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Becky Lash

    $200

  • Choti Singh

    $26

  • Bart Mehlhop

    $75

  • Gayatri Schilberg

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michael & Gloria

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $52

  • Vicki Jacobs

    $26

  • Jozeffa Greer

    $50

  • Chase and Adrienne

    $52

  • Steph

    $30

  • drew fenton Boulder Creek, CA

    $10

  • Rhonda in Salinas, California

    $10

  • John T

    $25

  • Critter Kids

    $20

  • Barry Quinn

    $90

  • Angel Sprague

    $26

  • suzanne l searle

    $33

  • Audine

    $40

  • Geoff

    $500

  • Tim Stier

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $52

  • Deb Popejoy

    $40

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75% Raised of $2,600 Goal

Donor Comments

Deb Popejoy

Deb Popejoy

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $52

Sorry for the late Contribution Michael. I hope you'r having a fabulous time inspiring people to love frogs. Cheers mate. Love what you do. Regards, Adarsh 4 years ago

Tim Stier

Tim Stier

DONATION: $26

Happy Birthday Michael. Your blog is terrific as are the photos. 4 years ago

Geoff

Geoff

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Audine

Audine

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

suzanne l searle

suzanne l searle

DONATION: $33

4 years ago

Angel Sprague

Angel Sprague

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Barry Quinn

Barry Quinn

DONATION: $90

Thanks for helping save them. 4 years ago

Critter Kids

Critter Kids

DONATION: $20

Michael Starkey is an inspiration to us and an amphibian hero for the world!! Thank you Michael and SAVE THE FROGS!! 4 years ago

John T

John T

DONATION: $25

4 years ago