Illegal encroachments on the Sakumo Ramsar Site

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 …

Experimental constructed wetland

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 …

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AT THE SAKUMO RAMSAR SITE

The project aimed at promoting the use of treated urban wastewater for tree planting to achieve conservation of biodiversity and local community development. Friends of Ramsar Sites (FORS), in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission (WD) implemented the second phase activities under the Biodiversity Conservation and Local Community Development through the …