Fellowship for “Mr Frog man”

Individual Alumni News
5 March 2015

Gilbert Adum Baase (TBA field course, Amani 2010) co-founder and Executive Director of the Ghanian NGO Save the Frogs  has won a  prestigious German Alexander von Humboldt International Climate Protection Fellowship, 2014. Gilbert will spend a year in Germany developing his research that will focus on “Forecasting impacts of climate change on Ghanaian frogs”.

Quick to acknowledge the role of TBA in his success, Gilbert said: “there is no doubt TBA training is the cradle of my success in academia and in life, without any exaggeration. Even to date, I continue to get additional professional support from Dr. Rosie (Rosie Trevelyan — TBA Director), Markus Eichhorn (Lecturer in ecology at the University of Nottingham, UK, and  specialist teacher on the TBA field course in Amani 2010) and all of you in one way or another.”.

This fellowship is a huge boost, not only to Gilbert’s career, but also to SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana – an organisation founded by TBA alumni in Ghana. The award will help expand research projects supported by TBA to conserve Ghana’s endangered amphibians and their habitats. As SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana continues to make real impact in conservation, it has received financial support towards its work as a results of publicity the TBA has shared on the organisation.

Congratulations Gilbert! TBA wishes you (and SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana) all the best as you continue protecting amphibian populations and promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.

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