Save Atewa forest

Since 2014, together with Ghanaian partner organization A Rocha, we are advocating for protection of Atewa forest in Ghana.

This internationally recognized unique piece of nature is home to a wide variety of rare plants and animals, among which the Critically Endangered white-naped mangabey. It is also crucial to the water supply of more than five million people in Ghana. However, the forest is steadily degrading due to timber and non-timber harvesting, hunting and the encroachment of farms and gold mines. An additional threat is the intention of the Ghanaian government to open up the forest for bauxite mining. To protect this valuable forest, we support A Rocha Ghana in their plea to increase the protection status of this area to National Park.

This project is part of the Green Livelihoods Alliance and is supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.