GWS has two main sites where we demonstrate our conservation work; these are Afadjato and Amansuri. The natural resources present in these areas are primary features that attract us. For example; Afadjato is Ghana’s highest mountain which is rich in biodiversity and considered as an IBA. Amansuri on the other hand has all six wetland categories in Ghana coupled with rich biodiversity and is also an IBA. We encourage the conservation of natural resources and development of ecotourism initiatives at the two sites.
Our community conservation status is geared at towards development of alternative livelihood options for local communities to divert their focus from extracting natural resources for commercial purposes. Our work in the communities involve building partnerships with likeminded organisations in the conservation sector like SMV and microsphere. GWS usually engages appropriate institutions and agencies mandated to respond to community development issues. Some of these institutions include Ghana Tourist Authority, the district Assemblies, EPA etc.
Projects at the community level are implemented in partnership with the local authorities and efforts are made at making local communities benefit directly from their natural resources. Simple benefit schemes are developed together with the local people.