A global movement for nature and people

Wild nature is declining rapidly, and the earth’s life support systems are under increasing stress.

As nature erodes and the response of human systems is inadequate or destructive, it can seem like the only rational response is despair. Yet if you zoom in from the big picture, a mosaic appears; in amongst the stories of loss there are inspiring stories of regeneration and positive change, with nature making a difference in people’s lives, and people valuing and nurturing their natural environment.

These stories are the key to securing our planet’s future; we need to learn from them, replicate them and thereby build a world in which nature and people can coexist. Our mission is telling these stories of conservation optimism — large and small — so as to inspire change. You can find out more about Conservation Optimism’s mission here.

About the Ghana Hub

Ghana possesses beautiful tropical rainforests, savannahs, numerous coastal wetlands and an astonishing variety of species, with some being endemic. Ghana is also endowed with a huge quantity of mineral resources like gold, bauxite and manganese.  Illegal mining for these resources has become a primary threat to the future of nature and biodiversity in Ghana. A great portion of Ramsar sites, forests and nature reserves, and some water bodies have been overexploited. Some efforts have been made by the government as well as conservationists to curb this issue.  However, locally, there still remains hesitancy to give up the act and help save nature.

In Ghana, many people do not adequately understand the concept of conservation and its significance in our lives. Furthermore, in Ghana, conservation is not given much importance locally. Also, some people, who actively contribute to conservation, lack the avenue to tell their stories and motivate others to act for nature. In the mist of overwhelming challenges, it is imperative that we inspire as many people as possible  to act for nature.

At the Ghana Hub, we are bridging the gap between the people and conservation. We hope to amplify the voices of budding and professional conservationists, and tell their stories to inspire others to act for nature. We want to actively engage with civil society organisations and other conservation groups to increase awareness and appreciation of conservation among the youth in Ghana. The future of our planet is in our hands, and it is in our interest to empower people to rise and act for the good of our planet. 

Just drop us an email at ghana@conservationoptimism.org and we will get in touch. 

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