• Ghana Wildlife Society, P. O. Box 13252, Accra.
  • Contact Us: (+233) 0302 665197
                         (+233) 0508 250500
  • Mon-Fri: 8.00 - 17.00 GMT

Voting against whale conservation efforts and opposition to the establishment of the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary (SAWS) is not consistent with the laws of Ghana.               

The Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) is calling on the Government of Ghana to uphold the moratorium on the killing of whales and other cetaceans. It also urges the Government to vote in favour of the establishment of the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary (SAWS) at the upcoming 67th meeting of the International Whaling Coming to be held in Brazil from 4th to 14th September 2018.The decision by our government delegation will in the long term affect the state of marine life in the Gulf of Guinea which is touted to be an important migration and calving habitat for marine mammals.

 

Click here to download the full position paper on why Ghana needs vote in favour of the establishment of the SAWS and upholding the moratorium on whale killing.

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.

Contact

Ghana Wildlife Society.
P.O. Box 13252,
Accra-Ghana.

(+233) 0302 665197

(+233) 0508 250500

info@ghanawildlifesociety.org

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