Conservation of Biodiversity of Ebiram Forest
Conservation of Biodiversity of Ebiram Forest
Ebiram Forest is an off-reserve traditionally managed forest in the coastal savanna belt of Ghana. The general area is grassland with pockets of degraded dry semi-deciduous forests that are prone to fires. Ebiram Forest is one of such forests and measures about 20 Ha. It borders the Nakwa river and provides protection for it. It harbours different kinds of wildlife and plants and is currently protected by traditional authority through taboos and religious norms. Trees for Future Ghana (TFG) worked with Ebiram community and members of 10 other communities in the catchment area to protect community forests and sacred groves in the area. Lessons learned from earlier SGP projects that focused exclusively on group or community owned woodlots and agroforestry plots showed that commitment was weak and ownership as well as benefit sharing from a collectively owned project was a disincentive.
In this project, members were encouraged to develop their individual woodlots and agroforestry plots. By the end of the project in 1997, they had established a total of 82 Ha. The group had also been taught modern bee keeping for improving livelihoods.

Project Snapshot

Trees for the Future Ghana
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,828.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 1,200.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Notable Community Participation
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SGP Country office contact

Dr. George Buabin Ortsin
Ms. Lois Sarpong
+233 505740909


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