Population size and population genetics of the Critically Endangered Togo slippery frog. 2012
Project Leader; EDGE Fellow (Caleb Ofori Boateng)
This study explored the ecology and population genetics of the Critically Endangered Togo slippery frog (Conraua derooi) for urgent conservation planning. The species faces an imminent extinction threat as a result of habitat loss, habitat degradation and hunting pressures.
Conraua derooi is one of the least studied African amphibians and is reported present in only two isolated sites (Atewa Mountains in Ghana and Togo-Volta Hills along the Ghana-Togo border). Urgent effort is required to conserve this species and ecological and genetic data is critical to making informed conservation intervention to save this species.
DNA samples of some of the species haven collected for further genetic studies at Cambridge University with the support and approval of the National Wildlife Division, IUCN and others