Legislative Review

Start time January 24, 2019 09:00
Finished Time January 24, 2019 13:00
Address Ghana Wildlife Society, Ridge, Accra

Our forest reserves and protected areas are currently faced by a myriad of threats, such as illegal mining, illegal logging, agricultural expansion and intensification which have become the most significant drivers of land use change in Ghana and this is negatively impacting on the biodiversity and ecological health of our forest and savannah landscapes, and the environment in general. Despite the existence of extensive legislation, weak governance  structures, inadequate implementation of existing laws, and loopholes and gaps within current legislation has not effectively fulfilled Ghana’s ambition of sustainable development. Biodiversity remains in sharp decline and many of the country’s natural ecosystems continue to be degraded. This trajectory is unsustainable. Section of participants present at the launch of the legislative review report. Front row (left-right): Mr. Andrew Callender of RSPB, followed by Mr. Luri Kanton, Mr. Eric Lartey of GWS, Hon. Benito Owus-Bio and Prof. Erasmus Owusu, Ghana Wildlife Society, working in partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in the UK, commissioned TaylorCrabbe Innitiative to review the legal framework governing three key thematic areas: Protected Areas, Agriculture and Environmental Assessment.