Sustaining Biodiversity Conservation through Alternative Livelihood Empowerment: Kyabobo National Park-Ghana

  • Focal species: bongo, duiker
  • Secondary species: baboon, buffalo, elephant, red river hog, warthog
  • Countries: Ghana
  • Name of organisation: iMass Innovation
  • Support requested:
    contributions for specific items >1000 euro
  • Does this project benefit local people through employment and/or capacity building: yes
  • Does this project benefit local people in other ways: The project will benefit the community in promoting tourism and also to serve as hub for Carbon Sink. The main objective of the project is to strengthen community involvement in Sustaining and Promoting Biodiversity by reducing over dependency and exploitation of the Kyabobo National Park through alternative livelihood empowerment activities. Other activities include reserve management workshops, capacity building workshops on biodiversity conservation, community and schools educational and awareness, advocacy and consultation meetings. We hope to further increase community participation and commitment to biodiversity conservation and the forest reserve protection. The project is also expected to plant local tree as part of efforts to reforest portions of the deforested areas in the reserve. iMass Innovation is committed to the projects’ long term goal to; ‘Promote Biodiversity Conservation and End the degradation and the deforestation of the tropical mountain high forest ecosystem of the Togo Plateau forest reserve’ in Ghana

Project Description

The proposed project “Sustain Biodiversity Conservation through Alternative Livelihood Empowerment” the case of Kyabobo National Park Reserve is a 12 months project with the aim to ensure that the Kyabobo National Park Reserve, one of Ghana’s new Parks is effectively protected and sustained to promote biodiversity conservation as well as serve as hub for Carbon Sink. The main objective of the project is to strengthen community involvement in Sustaining and Promoting Biodiversity by reducing over dependency and exploitation of the Kyabobo National Park through alternative livelihood empowerment activities. Other activities include reserve management workshops, capacity building workshops on biodiversity conservation, community and schools educational and awareness, advocacy and consultation meetings  

  • Comments:
    The main objective of the project is to strengthen community support in Sustaining and Promoting Biodiversity by reducing over dependency and exploitation of the Kyabobo National Park through alternative livelihood empowerment activities. Other activities include reserve management workshops, capacity building workshops on biodiversity conservation, community and schools educational and awareness, advocacy and consultation meetings. The 12 months project is expected to be implemented in collaboration with relevant partners such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Forestry Commission and the communities. The total cost of the project for the year is Euro 10,000 from which Euro 7000 expected from Donors
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