Community-based biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of Mamdowodindo and Nana Busua Wetlands/lagoons in the Ahanta West District, Ghana


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Community-based biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of Mamdowodindo and Nana Busua Wetlands/lagoons in the Ahanta West District, Ghana


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Total: $46,920;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP


2004 - 2006


Under implementation

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The project seeks to restore and conserve the biodiversity patterns of Mambowodindo and Nana Busua Wetlands through community-based sustainable management actions that will enhance the livelihoods of the people in the area. The main project activities include the production of seedlings (mangrove, cassia siamea, catapar, mahogany, mansonia, edinam, cedrella, black pepper, mangoes and citrus) for planting; cleaning up and restoration of the two lagoons; provision of safe waste disposal systems; rehabilitation of degraded wetlands through enrichment planting and coppice management; management of sacred groves; promotion of agro-forestry; introduction and promotion of soil fertility replenishment systems, and creation of fish refugia.

The project will also develop the environmental management capacity of community groups (women, farmers, fishermen, fish monger traditional Authorities) in environmental restoration, management and monitoring through training; education and awareness campaign; review and enforcement of community environmental bye-laws and production and dissemination of basic facts on the environment to influence policy and decision-making process. A local community based organisation will be formed and strengthened in project management, gender and development, participatory learning approaches. Two environmental clubs (CBO) in biodiversity conservation, wetland management; climate change, participatory monitoring and evaluation will also be formed to promote best enviornmental best practices in the area.

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See also

  1. Managing the Threat of Floating Aquatic Weeds and Restoring the Vegetation Cover of Lower Volta Basin to Conserve Biodiversity of the Volta River in the Torgome Traditional Area in The North Tongu District Of The Volta Regions
  2. Kunyukuo solar water supply, and ecological sanitation management systems, Ghana
  3. Integrated Project on Aquatic Weeds Management for the Protection of International Waters and Sustainable Land management in the Lower Volta Basin Area of Tsetsekpo and Sayikope communities
  4. Integrated Community-Based Biodiversity Conservation Reforestation of degraded lands, and sustainable fisheries development in Fievie Community and along the Volta River, Ghana
  5. Golinga community integrated solar water supply, and sanitation management systems, Ghana
  6. Developing Community Network For Sustainable Land Management And Poverty Reduction In The Gburumani – Dimabi Traditional Area Of The Tolon Kumbugu District
  7. Community-based Integrated Coastal Zone Management for enhanced agricultural biodiversity and improved rural livelihood in Amlakpo, Adodoajikope, Asigbekope and Kenya in the Dangbe East District
  8. Access to Water and Sanitation in Ghana for Persons with Disabilities: Findings of a KAP Survey
  9. Abriem Community Integrated water supply and sanitation management systems, Ghana

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