FINISHED PROJECTRECENT PROJECTConservation of community forest fragments in the transitional zone of Ghana December 2017 to December 2018

January 8, 2022by eafafrica0
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Conservation of community forest fragments in the transitional zone of Ghana December 2017 to December 2018, Brong Ahafo and Northern Region of Ghana £5000, Rufford Small grant. Contact person, Jane Raymond (jane@rufford.org).

The objective of the project was to promote the conservation of riparian forest and wildlife species and build the capacities of community members to manage their resources effectively in (Menji, Kulmasa, and Maluwe) which fall within Tain, Bole, and Sawla-Tuna-Kaliba District Assemblies respectively were selected.

The study area is characterized by biodiversity, sensitive ecosystems, natural reserve sites, and a great potential for tourism development. However, human activities including bushfires, uncontrolled farming, and the felling of trees are deteriorating the ecosystem at a faster rate. This project used a participatory management approach where communities were involved from the initial to the final stage of the project.

There was an intensive sensitization and education on conservation where over 3000 inhabitants were reached. Community members were trained as trainers on mapping of resources with Global Positioning System (GPS), forest and wildlife conservation, tree nursery establishment, and silvicultural operations.

At the end of the project, about 5 hectares of degraded portions were restored with indigenous trees.

 

Community-education-and-sensitization-at-Menji

 

Community education at Maaluwe and Kulmasa

 

Tree planting exercise at Kulmasa community

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