Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of resources and traditional knowledge of Sacred forest
Locals carrying out management of ofram, mahogany, wawa, cassia and cocoa seeds, an activity in Kpale Xorse also a community on the Weto range. This activity was undertaken in 2014 financed by the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative/ Small Grant Programme (COMDEK/SGP) implemented by UNDP/ GEF.
Green Globe Ghana (GGG)
Anfoeta Sacred grove, which forms part of the Weto Landscape, is one of the world’s most biodiverse hotspots. This sacred grove through its ecological functions provides various ecosystem services such as water sources for five local communities, soil to protect from erosion, medicinal plants, habitat for sacred animals, shelter for community deities, and a place for rituals and other ceremonies.
Therefore, the sacred grove plays an important role to provide well-being and the conservation of natural resources for local communities. However, these outstanding biodiversity features and cultural diversity of the sacred grove are being threatened by fragmentation and encroachment of agriculture, as well as illegal harvesting of trees, and settlements close to the grove.
Greenglobe and its collaborators seek to address the problems associated with resource exploitation and ineffective conservation of the forest ecosystem, and to support and form a co-management system which integrates traditional knowledge with modern science. Expected outputs include: i. capacity building of local institutions for biodiversity conservation; ii. improvement of forest management skills by local forest dependents and iii. establishment of collaboration among the municipal assembly, traditional authorities, religious leaders and traditional medicine practitioners in the management of ecosystems around the sacred grove.
Green Globe Ghana (GGG)
- Non-governmental organisation
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