A major human activity threatening wildlife and public health is illegal exploitation 

Bushmeat Surveillance: Bushmeat is a term that refers to the meat of wild animals, most commonly those that are hunted. Despite Ghana's restriction on bushmeat, black marketplaces continue to sell it since a large portion of the populace rely on it for household food security and income. Bushmeat has been linked to the spread of diseases such as Ebola, Monkey pox and SARS, as well as the potential to trigger outbreaks of diseases not yet known to man. Furthermore, high levels of bushmeat extraction are currently causing the extinction of threatened species.
Wildlife provides balance and stability to nature’s processes

We have initiated a model project to contribute new scientific insights and promote conservation interventions for the timely recovery of the IUCN Vulnerable Daisy Whipray (Fontitrygon margarita) which is also an Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species. This species continues to face significant decline as a result of persistent intensive and unregulated fishing pressure in Ghana.

Ecosystem Health

We develop and implement strategies in line with the Sustainable Development Goals to protect Ghana’s most vulnerable ecosystems.

Learn more about Ecosystem Health: Ghana is ranked as having one of the greatest deforestation rates in Africa. This problem has been exacerbated primarily by the expansion of cocoa farms, coupled with logging and illegal mining. We are keen to partner with policymakers, in-country, and out-of-country researchers, local governments, and other interested institutions around the world to make critical on-the-ground interventions to restore the ecological integrity of degraded ecosystems.
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