Please Support my Wildlife Conservation Efforts in Ghana

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A couple of days after I arrived to Ghana, I met this boy. I was working on my computer at a cafe and he approached me. You see, he was curious about the many frog stickers on my laptop (who doesn’t love frog stickers?), so of course I started teaching him about frogs! We looked at photos on my computer and he learned about many amazing amphibian species that I have seen on my travels. When this photo was taken I was still painfully jet lagged and quite disoriented from being in a new country, but I consider this moment to be one of my most precious memories. The joy in the boy’s eyes empowers my efforts and motivates me to keeping working. I hope I inspired him to care a little bit more about the amazing animals we share our world with…

This moment happened in 2013. During this time I had traveled to Ghana and I worked directly with the inspirational staff at SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana and together we spread the word about amphibian declines and educated thousands of Ghanaians about frogs and their importance to our environment. I campaigned and met with tribal leaders to protect the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog, which survives on only two streams on the planet — both of which are under threat of mountaintop removal mining and illegal logging.
Now I am going back.
Since 2010, I have worked to spread SAVE THE FROGS’ message of amphibian conservation and I have trained students and teachers to better protect the planet. As of writing this, I have given 164 presentations about amphibian ecology and conservation to nearly 10,000 people in six countries. I also coordinate Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day of amphibian education. Since 2009 our supporters have held over 1,200 Save The Frogs Day events, educating tens of thousands of people about the importance of frogs and ways to protect amphibian populations.
In September I will co-lead the SAVE THE FROGS! Expedition to Ghana and this is by far the greatest wildlife conservation effort I have ever participated in. I invite you to join me by supporting this incredible effort to restore fragile ecosystems and to empower a nation to protect amphibian populations and the environment.

Please read further to learn more about my work in 2013 and about the upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! Expedition to Ghana:

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