Ghana

Ghana
Population

Population

27000000 people
Country Size

Country size

23900000 hectares
Forest Cover

Forest cover

4500000 hectares
  • In recent decades, Ghana has suffered from high rates of deforestation. Between 1990 and 2005, Ghana lost over 25% of its forest cover, or around 1,931,000 hectares.
  • Although progress has been made in tackling illegal logging in Ghana, it remains a considerable problem both in the domestic market and in export supply chains. Meanwhile, logging companies often fail to fulfil their agreed social responsibilities to communities affected by logging concessions, leaving people without the land, resources or rights they were promised.
  • Working here since 2015.

Projects in this country

Real-time Monitoring

Real-time Monitoring

Real-time community-based monitoring is a tool that connects local people with national law enforcement in an effort to stop illegal logging and deforestation. Using our bespoke ForestLink system, for...

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Partners

Civic Response Ghana

Civic Response Ghana

Civic Response is a leading natural resource and environmental (NRE) governance policy advocacy organisation working to entrench resource rights. Founded in 2003 in Accra, Ghana by a group of activists with experience in resource rights campaigns both locally and globally, Civic Response undertakes activities which address the policy needs of communities who depend directly on natural resources, particularly forests.

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is an environmental campaigning community dedicated to the wellbeing and protection of the natural world and everyone in it