Stakeholders launching tree plantings
Bird watching regular activity for wetlands club
Wetland club members in ecological enhancement
EPA official interaction with project team
A Joint clean up exercise with officials from FAO
We recall that the Sakumo Ramsar Site together with five other wetlands sites of global conservation significance were designated under the wetlands management (Ramsar Sites) Regulations of 1999(LI 1659), following the ratification on 22nd June 1988 by Ghana of the convention on wetlands of international importance, especially as waterfowl habitat, which was adopted by the international community at Ramsar, Iran …
Friends of Ramsar Site (FORS) supported Wildlife Division in field patrols and succeeded in arresting a number of septic tank operator emptying raw sewerage (night soil) into sections of a stream within the Site. The culprit were arrested and sent to court and various fines imposed on them.
Three wetland clubs were formed in three junior high secondary schools within the Sakumo Ramsar site catchment area. The clubs numbering about three hundred members (300) has the mission of ensuring that Ghanaians value wetlands and conserve them for quality life. The schools are Sakumono Junior High School Complex 1, Klagon TMA Junior High School and Sea view SDA School.
Over the year, communities upstream pollution has increased with advent of industrial and domestic effluence, this activity also contributed to the pollution of both fresh water and marine ecosystems and puts a serious threat to coastal water especially the Sakumo lagoon. To minimize the pollution load in upstream waters entering the Site FORS, WD and resource users jointly participated and …
Sand and stone winning within the Sakumo Ramsar site by some unscrupulous tipper truck operators goes on with impunity. The result is serious soil erosion and loss of farm lands and habitats for birds. Their activities have lead to the arrest of several people, some were sent to court while few others were made to sign undertaken to refrain from …