HTML Document Community Wildlife Protected Areas

 These are community owned and managed sites of certain plants, animals, waterbodies and landscape features that are key to their socio-cultural and economic aspirations.



Release date 28/08/2010
Contributor charles amankwah

Many local communities in Ghana have set aside and preserved  portions of their land that are key to certain plants, animals, waterbodies and landscapes in furtherance of their cultural and traditional heritage. These sites are managed as community protected ares. Known examples of these are Boaben-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Tafi Monkey Sanctuary and the Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary. These sites are either co-managed by the communities with the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission or by the communities themselves.