The EU Delegation to Ghana provided training on wildlife census for operational staff of the Mole National Park in West Gonja District of Savannah Region. Staff received training in aerial wildlife count to enable them implement aerial survey on key wildlife species, enhance the quality of data organization, management and spatial presentation.

The project built the capacity of the staff team to make an inventory of biodiversity and assess the economic value of ecosystems, integrate environmental issues in national planning strategies for poverty reduction and monitoring progress in turning policies into action.

Mr. Roberto Schiliro, Team Leader of the EU Delegation for Infrastructure and Sustainable Development explained that protected areas are important for preserving biological diversity and that they are major economic assets and sources of formal employment in management, tourism and associated private enterprises.

The EU hopes that the project would kick-start a major sustainable strategy for the preservation of the wildlife in Ghana’s Northern Region.

Credits: | Eric Kombat