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The mission to save the world’s largest frog

When Cedrick Fogwan encountered the goliath frog for the first time, he was impressed by its enormous size.

It’s the world’s largest living frog, growing to the size of a cat.

The Cameroonian conservationist was so captivated by the endangered species that he launched a project to ensure its survival.

“When I discovered that this species was unique – the largest in the world – I exclaimed, ‘This is something we cannot easily find elsewhere,’ and I was pleased,” he says.

People in the region believe they are fortunate to have such a resource; they attribute cultural significance to it.

The mission to save the world's largest frog
The mission to save the world's largest frog

The term “ecosystem” refers to a group of people who work in the construction industry.

The frog is now listed as endangered on the official list of extinct species due to the rapid destruction of its habitat along rivers and streams.

Even in Cameroon, many natives are unaware of the frog’s contribution to the ecosystem, such as by eating crop-damaging insects.

The term “ecosystem” refers to a group of people who work in the construction industry.

To provide an alternative food source, they are also collaborating with local groups to help establish snail farms.

The goliath frog is returning to new rivers in the Mount Nlonako Reserve as a result of conservation efforts.

A neighbor’s capture of a frog after receiving a call from a former poacher was a turning point. The frog was rescued by Cedric and released back into the wild.

“I believe we can have it forever and be proud of it forever,” he says.

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), run by Fauna & Flora International, BirdLife International, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, provides funding for the project to save the goliath frog.

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