Kumasi, Ghana, 18th December, 2013 – SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has formed an alliance with the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation, Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA). ASA is headquartered in the United States but work in collaboration with key organizations worldwide to prevent the extinction of frogs. With this new alliance, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is now well positioned to launch into a continual massive campaign and conservation programmes to reverse Ghana’s environmental issues that threaten the survival of the country’s frogs.
Ghana’s frogs have been rapidly disappearing to a point that now one out of three are in danger of extinction. The frogs are threatened by habitat destruction through farming, mining and logging, the use of lethal chemicals such as Atrazine, and over harvesting for consumption. Gilbert Adum, Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana added that “the situation is made worse as there is a general lack of interest in frog conservation among the general Ghanaian public. “We are now losing time in saving the frogs but we are hopeful our partnership with ASA can turn back the hands of time” says Gilbert.
ASA’s Communications Director Candace Hansen also had this to say “it is fantastic to have STF! Ghana on board! We know about their work and through this partnership, we will support them to achieve even more.”
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Programme Co-ordinator Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi wishes to bring to the public notice that any Ghanaian organization or individual having a proposed project to help save Ghana’s frogs can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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