Conservation and the environment in Ghana

WWF West Africa Forest Programme Office (WAFPO) work to protect forest habitat in West Africa. Much of their work is under the Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN).
A tree in Kakum National Park tropical rainforest, situated about 60 km from the coast of western ... rel=
A tree in Kakum National Park tropical rainforest, situated about 60 km from the coast of western Ghana. Most of it was cleared between 1880-1920. A secondary forest of 400 sq km developed under a protected area and has become a major tourtist attraction. The park protects the watershed of the Kakum river. Kakum National Park, western Ghana.
© Hartmut JUNGIUS / WWF-Canon
WWF WAFPO seeks to help conserve the biodiversity of the Guinean Moist Forest which is one of WWF's 238 global 200 eco-regions where its conservation efforts are focused. 

The programme's current activities are targetted towards responsible forest management through WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) and effective Law Enforcement by participating in the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to address the problem of illegal logging. It also focuses on improving rural livelihood while promoting sustainable forest management throught its Alternative Carving Wood for Sustainable Livelihood project.

In view of WAFPO's interest in achieving tangible conservation targets and protection of forest resources in the Guinean Moist Forest, it welcomes partnerships that will bring additive values to its respective goals.


  • Nature and Development Foundation (NDF West Africa),

    Nature and Development Foundation (NDF) c/o CAW - Centre for African Wetlands University of Ghana Zoology Department PO BOX 67 Legon Accra
    +233 302 518 710
    +233 302 518 709

WWF Ghana office location

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