We are announcing to the ASA partnership and to the entire scientific community of our organizational name change from SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana to Save Ghana Frogs. The name change came about after long deliberations in our desire to own a trademark that depicts our new vision and identity which makes us autonomous at the same time, maintain our traditions and values as an amphibian conservation organization.

For nine years, we have been pivotal in amphibian research and conservation and chalked many successes which have made us an icon and giant in African conservation.

For example, we rediscovered the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) at southwestern Ghana’s Sui River Forest Reserve and had its conservation status appropriately updated to Critically Endangered. We also found first national records of Allen’s Slippery Frog (Conraua alleni); reclaimed over 20-ha of degraded forest lands with +50,000 native tree seedlings at Sui Forest Reserve; helped to alleviate poverty and reduced overdependence on forest resources by providing bee- keeping as an alternative livelihood to 50 local people; continue to push back government’s plans to mine bauxite at the last viable home of the Critically Endangered Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) among several actions. Learn more here.

Nonetheless, we have undergone a significant transformation and we felt it was time for a change. Our new identity has been designed to satisfy all the existing expectations of our original mission, “to protect Ghana’s amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife” while simultaneously moving the brand to embody broader research areas. In that regard, our tentacles have now extended to include reptile research, landscape-scale habitat assessment, and consultancy. Thus, the name Save Ghana Frogs represents an evolution from our previous experiences, origins and roots which we will continue to spread out to the rest of the continent.

Thank you to our sponsors: British Ecological Society, Conservation Leadership Programme, LUSH, Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, People and Wildlife Ghana, Prince Bernhard Nature Fund, Rufford Foundation,

Turtle Conservation Fund, and Whit- ley Fund for Nature for believing in us. To the entire ASA community and our supporters, we appreciate you for being part of this wonderful journey.

Visit our new website and contact us on:

Website: www.saveghanafrogs.org

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Save Ghana Frogs

Instagram: Save Ghana Frogs

Twitter: @ghanafrogs