Michael - habitat

Michael Akrasi

  • Project name: Recovery and conservation of the last populations of the Togo slippery frog
  • Project site: Amedzofe, Ho West District, Volta Region
  • EDGE species: Togo slippery frog, Conraua derooi
  • Active: 2020 - ongoing


Michael has worked as a conservation officer with Herp Conservation Ghana since 2017, before which he gained a BSc in Natural Resources Management.

Michael hopes to gain skills and knowledge during the Fellowship that will help him to increase his effectiveness as a conservationist. Specifically he wants to improve his skills on statistics, social science and ecological monitoring. He is looking forward to the ability to network with like minded conservationists to form collaborations tackling conservation questions.

EDGE Project

Michael’s project aims to contribute to the long term survival of the last remaining populations of the critically endangered Togo slippery frog.

His objectives are to:

• Identify additional areas where the Togo slippery frog might occur using Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) tools;
• Determine population density of different Togo slippery frogs’ subpopulations in Ghana using bioacoustics techniques;
• Enhance the adoption of conservation sensitive behaviors among 200 school children by establishing an innovative conservation after- school program.