|Categories||Communities, Habitats, Marine|
|Date||3 May 2016|
A Rocha Ghana through Rufford funding has worked with Communities and other stakeholders in the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site, Ghana. This continuation project has been designed and planned based on a need assessment carried out in consultation with local communities, Rufford supported grantees of the site and other stakeholders. Assessment indicates that, different conservation works has been patchy. Also, continued human induced activities combined with potential impacts of climate change will likely accelerate threat to marine coastal resources of the area and human wellbeing. Despite the importance of Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site area, most mangrove areas has already been lost, with no consensus yet for the rate of loss. Patchy works, unsustainable human use- especially clear mangrove cutting, poor fishing practices, and pollution will affect the resilience of the marine coastal ecosystem to adapt to changing conditions. This project will synergize all conservation work at the site through:
1. Improved local governance of coastal areas through the adoption of a local community based management model.
2. Multiple land use approach for Mangrove ecosystems (zoned areas for beekeeping, research, restoration etc.)
3. Diversification and enhancement of livelihood alternatives increasing incomes and improving processing and marketing improvements in apiculture and fisheries sectors
Read about Prosper's previous project http://www.rufford.org/projects/prosper_kwame_antwi or for more information contact: