Biodiversity conservation and community ecotourism development of Tafi-Atome wildlife sanctuary
Biodiversity conservation and community ecotourism development of Tafi-Atome wildlife sanctuary
This project seeks to support local community efforts to protect, conserve and sustainably manage the biodiversity in the Tafi-Atome monkey for ecotourism and the improvement of the livelihoods of the communities fringing the resource.

The project will educate and create awareness of the importance of the wildlife sanctuary to the socio economic well being of the people; develop and disseminate educational materials; secure the boundaries of the sanctuary; enforce traditional bye-laws and develop community-base environmental monitoring systems. It will also enhance the capacities of the local communities in biodiversity conservation and environmental management. The proejct will build on traditional resource management systems to create and sustain community-based natural resource management committees to manage the monkey sanctuary.

Based on the traditional management principles, resource management plans will be developed to enhance the ecotourism potential of the area. A buffer zone will be created around the sanctuary to secure the resource and also allow economic activities to be promoted outside the reserves. around Community ecotourism plan will be formulated and implemented tour guards and female home keepers would be trained.

4. Promotion of alternative livelihood activities: This activity seeks to introduce alternative livelihood activities to support the sustainable management; promote organic farming; train interested youth groups in batik tie and die, soap and pomade making and assist traditional health practitioners to improve on their skill and marketing of products..

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Project Snapshot

Friends of the Earth-Ghana
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 35,700.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 22,645.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 18,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Alternative livelihood activities will be promoted.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous settlers are made part of the decision-making process
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SGP Country office contact

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


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