• Ghana Wildlife Society, P. O. Box 13252, Accra.
  • Contact Us: (+233) 0302 665197
                         (+233) 0508 250500
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As Ghanaians celebrate the International Day of Forests 2018, Ghana Wildlife Society wishes to use this opportunity to emphasise the need to reject the proposed bauxite mining in the Atewa Range Forest Reserve.

The theme for 2018 is “Forests and Sustainable Cities”. To build a sustainable city of Accra, the city needs constant supply of water. A chunk of the volume of water reaching Accra dwellers comes from the watersheds of the Atewa forest. Bauxite mining will not be compatible with the forest’s ability to continue to provide water and other essential ecosystem services.

Ghana’s forests and associated biodiversity must be protected to guarantee the long-term provision of ecosystem services and basic needs of our present and future generations, health and security of our resource dependent communities and above all, improve the quality of life for all the Ghanaian people.


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Ghana WildLIfe Society

Our work is firmly rooted in partnerships, and relies on science that inspires positive conservation actions in collaboration with communities, civil society groups, businesses, universities and the government.


Ghana Wildlife Society.
P.O. Box 13252,

(+233) 0302 665197

(+233) 0508 250500


08:00-17:00 GMT, excludes
weekends and public holidays