Save the Frogs via Crowdrise
December 26, 2011
Help Power Africa's Environmental Revolution!
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is West Africa's first nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation, and is the first international branch of USA-based nonprofit SAVE THE FROGS!. 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.
Save The Frogs GhanaAfrica is fraught with both social and environmental problems, and Ghana is an excellent location from which to initiate SAVE THE FROGS! programs that we plan to spread far and wide across the African continent. Over 80% of Ghana's original rainforests have been cleared and a third of the country's amphibians are under threat, yet Ghana has only two professional amphibian biologists (SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum and Board Member Caleb Ofori). In Ghana, there exists only a single copy of the Field Guide to West Africa's Amphibians, the only guide to Ghana's amphibians -- a book that is no longer in print.
With your support, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana can exponentially grow the number of Ghanaian amphibian biologists; create a new national park in the biodiverse Atewa Hills, which is currently under threat from diamond, gold and bauxite mining; institute programs to replace the frog meat trade and illegal logging with sustainabale, environmentally-friendly sources of income; and produce an up-to-date field guide and other educational materials that will go to every high school in the country. Plus a whole lot more!
--Gilbert Adum, Executive Director, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana
"The difference between success and failure in saving Ghana's frogs will come down to how much support the outside world provides."
--SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger