Showcasing local communities in Ghana as Important Conservation Areas for Migratory Birds

This event is intended to enhance and sustain the interest of communities in biodiversity conservation and promote avian biodiversity conservation in the quarry. A bird walk will be organized in surrounding farms, During the walk, the ecological, social and economic benefits of migratory birds will be discussed and demonstrated where possible. The walk will also give communities the opportunity to propose bird-friendly trees to be incorporated into their farming activities and also for restoration activities. An open day will also be organised to showcase the diversity of migratory birds and other threatened wildlife species in Ghana and the need for their conservation. During the open day, school children will be trained on construction and erection of bird boxes. These boxes will be mounted in the forest to encourage nesting by visiting birds. The school children will monitor the boxes on regular basis for birds’ encounters as part of Club activities in the schools. Educational materials (200 posters and 500 t-shirts) will be distributed to educate and raise awareness on migratory species and other threatened wildlife species in Ghana among the public. Video documentaries on migratory birds will be played to garner more support for avian bidodiversity conservation. 10 signposts  will be mounted at major community centres to further enhance visibility and awareness on migratory birds and other threatened wildlife species in Ghana.

The purpose of the event is to contribute to better understanding and awareness on the social, economic and ecological values of migratory birds and other wildlife species among 700 people in the Lower Manya and Yilo Krobo Municipal areas.

Eastern region 6° 14' 14.6544" N, 0° 27' 0.8532" W
Start date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 06:45
End date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 08:45
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