|Town/Region||Atewa Upland Evergreen Forest|
|Date||12 Jul 2018|
The Bobiri reed frog (Hyperolius bobirensis) is locally extinct from the habitat where it was first described (Bobiri Forest Reserve) in Ghana. The only viable population of the species now occurs at a single pond at the Atewa Upland Evergreen forest. However, this population faces threats from habitat destruction due to unregulated exploitation for non-timber forest products from the species habitat. Our previous RSG projects have achieved remarkable success in increasing the species population through improvement in the species habitat, raising community conservation awareness and building capacity for behaviour change. In order to sustain our conservation impacts, there is the need to drastically reduce local dependence on the species habitat, increase conservation awareness and capacity building and continue to monitor the population of the species.
This project will build on our first booster project by providing start up materials for locals who were previously trained on various alternative livelihoods incomes sources. The project will further train more locals to benefit from such alternative livelihood initiatives. This project will further intensify conservation education and awareness programs in key threat hotspots. Importantly, the project will monitor the species population to inform long term conservation planning and management.
Read about David's previous project https://www.rufford.org/projects/david_amaning_kwarteng_0 or for more information contact: