SAVE THE FROGS! as an organization primarily protects amphibian populations; whilst empowering ordinary citizens to make extraordinary contributions to the betterment of the planet. This is largely in the area of conservation albeit ingeniously.
Community involvement has always been one of the ways SAVE THE FROGS! have used to ensure the sustainability of the environment and amphibian species. The recent discovery of Gravid Giant Squeaker Frogs (Arthroleptis krokosua) in the Sui River Forest, remains one of the most recent strides made by the organization.
The Sui River Forest Reserve found in the Western Region of Ghana is the Giant Squeaker Frog’s last remaining habitat, a situation that calls for serious efforts towards conserving the forest. Currently, the Forest is suffering from illegal logging and galamsey (illegal mining)… a situation that is fast aiding the depletion of what amounts to a tandem within the eco-system, i.e. between the Flora and Fauna that keeps the earth alive and well.[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”5″ display=”basic_slideshow”]
The dwindling of the forest has therefore informed SAVE THE FROGS! to institute new and ingenious measures that will help re-introduce trees and other Flora species in the forest.
In a facebook post on their page, SAVE THE FROGS! posted;
“SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has commenced an experiment with local people in the Sui forest. An estimated 10ha of degraded forest is planted with Cowpea, a creeping food plant to check erosion and suppress invasive shrub whiles enriching the soil with nutrient(Nitrogen). Native trees will be inter-planted with cowpea. Tree growth will be monitored with a 5ha control experiment. We expect a one-year harvestable crop for the local people and a successful tree establishment to reverse habitat fragmentation. Thanks to Dr. Wordley Claire of Conservation Evidence for her invaluable input on this experiment.”
The above is telling of an organization make all efforts to ensure the eco-system is sustained.
In a recent Press Statement, SAVE THE FROGS! entreated the government of Ghana to CELEBRATE WORLD BIODIVERSITY DAY BY PRIORITISING ATEWA’S BIODIVERSITY, NOT ITS BAUXITE.
Forests across the world are fast depleting due to human activity; with a drastic effect on Flora and Fauna, as well as water bodies, one is tempted to assume a state of gloom, knowing that, the day the last tree dies, the last man dies. It therefore behoves on all to make efforts towards forestalling the effects of forest depletion by re-introducing trees in an ingenious way to protect animal species as well as our forests; especially forests that have been reserved for conservation purposes. This is not to say that other forests or trees deserve to be cut down. However, for humanity’s continuous existence, we must as a matter of urgency repopulate the forests.
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