Conservation of Elephants and their Habitats along the Red Volta River
Conservation of Elephants and their Habitats along the Red Volta River
Following the GEF/SGP sponsored research into Elephant Crop Raiding in the Red Volta River area, - the international biodiversity corridor - by the Elephant Research Group and a Planning Grant($1000) to PAS, Garu, this main project was funded to address the problems of unsustainable landuse practices, forest degradation and agriculture by fringe communities. These problems were identified as the remote factors that underline the human-elephant conflicts in the area. Addressing these problems will also improve the livelihood of the communities since they are basically farmers. The main objectives of the project is to build the capacity of the communities in the following areas: managing elephant crop-raiding by learning to scare away elephants; natural resource conservation and sustainable use; soil fertility improvement and soil conservation; integrating ecologically sound livestock farming into their farming systems; construction and use of Fuel Efficient Woodsaving Stoves; and bee keeping. The project will also explore the development of ecotourism in the area to improve rural income.
The project has successfully trained community members as Rapid Response Teams to relay elephant sighting and movements to neighbouring communities and also use local funeral blasters (explosives) to scare elephants. Traditional chiefs and Tindanas (Land Priests) have been sensitized to take centre stage in the fight against bushfires. So far no major elephant crop-raiding has been reported
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Project Snapshot

Presbyterian Agricultural Station, Garu
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 10,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Community groups were trained in soil fertility improvement techniques, bushfire management, bee-keeping, honey processing and packaging, construction of efficient woodfuels stoves, composting, blasting techniques to scare elephants and tree planting.
Policy Impact
Creation of migratory coordiors of wildlife between Ghana and Burkina faso
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SGP Country office contact

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


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