On the 12th of July, Save The Frogs Day was celebrated at the Kibi Senior High School in Atewa (the only home to the Togo Slippery Frog-Conraua derooi). Kibi is the seat of Government for Okyehene (the royal ruler of Abuakwa State which includes Atewa). The King has long pledged his support for conservation programs in his kingdom, thus holding the celebration was a highly welcomed idea. The celebration was on the theme “Saving The Atewa Forest and the Togo Slippery Frog”.
In attendance were over 500 participants, majority being students and their teachers. Representatives from SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana and the UCAES Chapter gave presentations on the need to protect the Critically Endangered Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) and the entire Atewa biodiversity from both local small-scale mining and Government’s interest in mining the forest.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is also proud to inform our generous donors that the chapter they helped to establish at UCEAS will soon be establishing junior chapters to facilitate their awareness campaigns among the students and community members on the need to protect the Atewa forest, the Critically Endangered Togo Slippery Frog, and to create the Atewa Hills National Park. Atewa range reserve is one of Ghana’s most biodiverse area which holds the key to many unsolved scientific problems yet, it happens to be the most threatened.
Please help us create the chapters for these enthusiastic students to help save the frogs at Atewa. You can make your tax-deductible contribution to SAVE THE FROGS! USA and then send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org asking us to direct the donation towards SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana. Thank you!
OUR MESSAGE IS LOUD AND CLEAR!!!
A CROSS SECTION OF SOME PARTICIPANTS
SOME ART WORT AND POEMS BY THE STUDENTS
A STUDENT PROUDLY DISPLAYS HER FROG ART WORK