|Date||24 Jul 2003|
The people of Tafi Atome in Volta Region, Ghana through their beliefs have for many generations preserved the endangered true mona monkey in a pristine rainforest which is now vulnerable. Women are predominant in usage of resources that could threaten the existence of the forest, and hence the monkeys. The sanctuary is a good tourist destination but its benefits go mainly to tour operators and government authorities.
This project is targeted at using training and skill enhancement, environmental education and awareness, to empower women (as a priority) to get involved in conservation and to diversify livelihoods, towards poverty alleviation.
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Beyond these roofs in Tafi Atome, Volta Region Ghana lays the magnificent forest that hosts one of the rarest and threatened sub-species of monkeys in the world.
Ms Akpalu at the project site.