This post is brought to you by SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana:
In our bid to get the Atewa Forest created as the Atewa Hills National Park, we have formed a second university chapter in the Atewa region at Presbyterian University College (PUC), Akuapem Campus. The PUC Chapter like UCAES (campus), is in close proximity to the Atewa Forest, hence, the two chapters will collaborate with SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, and each other to help protect the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) while educating the local Ghanaian public on the need to protect Atewa from mining. The Atewa Forest is currently unprotected, and the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frogs (as well as over 700+ butterfly species that live there) are under serious threat from illegal logging, mountaintop removal mining and people hunting the frogs for food.
The university (PUC) is also sandwiched within a range of forested mountains that support at least fifteen frog species. Frogs restricted to highlands this way are the worst affected by climate change, thus, this chapter will collaborate with SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana to find ways to lessen climate impacts while helping the frogs to adapt.
Thanks to Michael Starkey SAVE THE FROGS! – Advisory Committee Chair for being part of the founding of this chapter, and also for donating start-up cash on behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana.
To help grow the network of the students of this chapter, and to further their education campaigns we need your generous support too! Please place your tax-deductible donations here: www.crowdrise.com/savethefrogsghana