You can help amphibians and reptiles in the West Africa
If you would like to get more involved with conservation in your local area then there are a variety of ways which you can do this.
Herp-Ghana works across the country and some other West Africa Sub regions, so there are plenty of opportunities to help out. Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people, get out and about in the great outdoors and get some exercise - all whilst knowing you're doing something invaluable to support our critical ecosystems
Activities volunteers can help with
There are a number of tasks that volunteers for Herp-Ghana can get involved in...
A huge part of our volunteer work focuses on the management of some major conservation areas where amphibians and reptiles are vulnerable, many of which are fragmented habitat. Volunteers can get involved with the conservation and restoration of this special and endangered habitat on sites in Ghana and other West Africa regions. The practical tasks vary from year to year depending on the season and needs of a particular site,Thus dry season and/or raining season
In the raining season months there are some opportunities to carry out surveying and monitoring of reptiles and amphibians in some of our project areas. Monitoring of species is a great way to get to know the sites you may have done practical work on, and find out if the management is actually working. We can provide training on how to identify some of the species found on site, usually at the start of the survey season. The data that gets produced is vital for local records and on a national scale. It all gets fed into national recording schemes to build up a wider picture of what is happening to our herpetofauna.
Local Community Amphibian Stewards
Some of our sites have dedicated groups attached to them; these 'Friends of' groups are made up of local people who take a special interest in the well-being and conservation of their local nature reserve and the people that use it. This is an extremely valuable resource for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, as it means there are people right on the doorstep of a site who care about looking out for it and the wildlife that calls it home