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Project/activity ID RED-PD026/09 Rev.1 (F)
Title REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION AND FOREST DEGRADATION THROUGH COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Status COMPLETED
Budget
ITTO: $658.716,00
National Counterpart: $101.692,00
Project Total budget: $760.408,00
Summary
The Ankasa Conservation Area, which incorporates the Nini-Suhien National Park and the Ankasa Resource Reserve, is considered as the most biologically diverse forest ecosystem in Ghana. However, due to encroachment by local communities for unsustainable shifting cultivation and illegal logging in and around the area, the conservation area is being over-exploited leading to deforestation and degradation. This leads to poverty-forest resource depletion cycle and decreased quality of environmental services including increased emission of greenhouse gases. Hence this project aims to contribute to sustainable management and conservation of Ankasa Conservation area to improve the provision of environmental services and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It specifically intends to develop and implement participatory, good governance and management system for the Ankasa conservation area, determine the financial value of the environmental services as well as methods for measurement, assessment reporting and verification (MARV) for forest carbon. The project will be participatory and thus will build on a high level community involvement and capacity building.
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