Illegal Mining Ghanaian wins grant to save endangered frogs

Worth 55,000 cedis, the grant will be used to close mining pits and reforest areas in and around the Sui River Forest Reserve.

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play Gilbert Adum is the Executive Director and Chief Ecologist of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, an organization he co-founded in September 2011.
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A Ghanaian ecologist has won a grant to help in an attempt to save one of the country’s endangered species of frogs.

This is the fourth time Gilbert Adum (executive director of Save the Frogs Ghana) has won such a grant for his conservation work in saving the amphibians. Worth 55,000 cedis, the grant will be used to close mining pits and reforest areas in and around the Sui River Forest Reserve.

The pits, consequences of the activities of illegal miners in the area, are a threat to the lives of not only frogs, but human. Many deaths have been recorded in mining communities because of abandoned pits.

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The giant squeaker frog (scientifically known as Arthroleptis Krokosua) was believed to have gone extinct but were rediscovered through the work of Save the Frogs in 2009 in the Sui Forest.

play Gilbert Adum, Executive Director and Chief Ecologist of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, poses with some students

 

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), the giant squeaker frog; is “near threatened.

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“[The frog is] considered to occur in two threat-defined locations (one in Guinea and one in Ghana), and is undergoing a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat”- the conservation agency said.

Save the Frogs Ghana has received about 170,000 cedis from Rufford Foundation to aid in its work.

The 2016 Whitley Award was also given to the organisation and is worth 180,000 cedis.



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