Ghana’s Ecosystem has been under severe and reckless attack for a considerable time. Our forests have recently come under attack through illegal mining. In early 2006, a group of highly motivated concerned conservationists took a bold step to add a voice.
As a result, a social enterprise foundation -Heritage Ghana (HG), was formed to protect our flora and fauna through sensitization and provision of alternative livelihood. HG ensures green environment and wildlife appreciation through capacity development, ecotourism promotion and eco-friendly farming practices,
Vision: Heritage Ghana envisages a highly protected and promoted natural and cultural resources for tourism development in Ghana
Mission:To facilitate an increased desire and action for an enhanced development, protection and promotion of Ghana’s heritage resources through sensitization, advocacy, research, skills development and recognition of stakeholders’ efforts.
- Ecosystem and cultural resources protection, conservation, development and promotion through skills development, sensitization and nature tourism enhancement
- Improved sanitation and renewable energy through research and sensitization
- Heritage Ghana Training Institute
As a means to equip indigenes with requisite skills and avoid reliance on the forest for livelihood, Heritage Ghana is into technical and vocational education and training. We have carried these trainings mainly in Western and Central regions
- Heritage Tours
HG is working with Wildlife Clubs in the Western and Central regions and capacitating them as agents for ecosystem preservation. We are encouraging each child to plant a tree at home in an ‘I have a Tree” exercise. In addition, we are organising excursions to ecotourism sites for them to appreciate nature and currently embarking on the creation of a mini-game park (mini zoo) in Sekondi Takoradi
- Heritage Farms
HG undertakes researches and Sensitizes farmers on eco-friendly farming methods. For example, planting of trees on farm lands and usage of organic manure as opposed to inorganic manure application have been undertaken.
Also adopting strategies for a higher output per acre has been supported. For instance, palm nut farmers have been supported to cultivate high yielding seeds recommended by Research Institutes and adding value by processing their harvest. Pineapple farmers are being sensitized to practice modern pineapple cultivation methods (like mulching) for higher yield.
Principles: Vigilance, gender sensitivity and fairness