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5 years ago

You can help save the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog!

Dear Iain,

Ghana's government has authorized the destruction of the Atewa Hills for bauxite mining, and unless we take decisive action, the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog will go extinct as its streams in Atewa get destroyed. This frog exists ONLY in the Atewa Hills, so we must stop this mining! Fortunately, over the past 18 months we have built a strong network of volunteers in Ghana. We have formed a coalition and with other environmental groups we are working to protect the Atewa Hills as Ghana's 6th National Park.



Meet the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi)

The critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog is known to live on only two streams in the world, both in Atewa Forest Range Reserve. The frogs are threatened by proposed mountaintop removal mining that would clog their streams, and by poachers from nearby villages who eat the frogs. The Togo Slippery Frog is unlikely to survive without a concerted effort on our part and yours to protect the Reserve as Ghana's 6th national park (Atewa Hills National Park), and to educate the locals and train them to grow alternative food sources and earn money through innovative means such as beekeeping and mushroom farming. The Togo Slippery Frog is highly aquatic, seldom venturing far from water. They are amazing swimmers, and will dart underwater at the first sign of danger. Please support our efforts to save the Togo Slippery Frog! Your tax-deductible donation will help us protect their habitat as Ghana's 6th National Park!

Conraua derooi

5 years ago

Only rarely do I send donations. Generally it is for a disaster such as Care2 member Janet Geren losing everything including her pets in a fire. She & her husband have nothing, but the clothes on their backs. I also sent a donation for the cat shelter that burned down. I have to make these decisions because I am retired and I belong to many, many charitable causes. The frogs are in my prayers, and I hope something can be done; hope even more that humanity would appreciate wildlife and the environment. Of course, I know I have as much a chance of seeing pigs fly as that.

5 years ago

You have good priorities. 

Been trying to spread that spirit throughout my groups. 

We came to save the animals, and in turn help each other...been overwhelmed with Care2 tragedies...I shot my load to purchase the black hills. 

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