The Bobiri reed frog (Hyperolius bobirensis) may be silently heading towards extinction. The frog is known to occur in three forest in Ghana namely Bobiri forest, where it was first described, Ankasa and Atewa forests’. Recent herpetological surveys in southern Ghana did not record the frog in its type locality (Bobiri forest) and in the Ankasa National park only a single juvenile was recorded.
Imminent Actions for the Conservation of Endangered and Endemic Bobiri Reed Frog, Eastern Ghana, 2014
We discovered a new population of the endemic and endangered Bobiri reed frog (Hyperolius bobirensis). This new population is believed to be the last known viable population of the species. Its current abundance is estimated to be about 120 individuals and restricted to a single pond in the Atewa Hills forest reserve. Unfortunately, the range of the species is under continuing serious encroachment from illegal small-scale mining and logging.
Community-Driven Conservation of the Critically Endangered Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) in the Togo-Volta Hills of Ghana
The Togo slippery frog (Conraua derooi) was recently rediscovered after nearly four decades of believed extinction and, still today, it faces an imminent extinction threat due to human consumption and habitat destruction. Two small and isolated populations are known to occur on the Atewa Hills (Eastern Ghana) and in the Togo-Volta Hills (along the Ghana-Togo border).