Creation of a community-managed forest in western Ghana
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Project

Creation of a Community-Managed Forest in Western Ghana and Potential Trans-Border Reserve Between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

Duration
2014 - 2015
Location
Ghana
Species protected
White-naped Mangabey Cercocebus atys lunulatus
Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus Procolobus badius waldroni
Roloway Monkey Cercopithecus diana roloway

Project objectives

  • Improved habitat and reduced hunting of one of the world’s last remaining populations of Roloway Monkeys;
  • Improved management by of the Kwabre Rainforest by the local people through the creation of a federated Community Resource Management Area and enhancement of traditional sustainable resource management practices;
  • Reduction of illegal lumbering, mining and bush meat hunting in the Kwabre Rainforest through the implementation of Community Forest Protection Teams;
  • Reduction of tree harvesting in the Kwabre Rainforest through the establishment of 12 indigenous tree plantations.

This project is implemented by West African Primate Conservation Action-Ghana.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching