Birdlife Partner – Ghana Wildlife Society

(Ghana Wildlife Society )

Project Name

African-Eurasian Flyway Development Programme

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    Part of the £3m RSPB / Birdlife International Flyway Grant

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The African-Eurasian Flyway (AEF) is one of the four great global pathways migratory birds use.  Stretching from Greenland and the Arctic to southern Africa, the flyway is used by hundreds of millions of land and waterbirds every year, and the habitats within the flyway also support hundreds of non-migratory bird species, many of which are globally threatened. Various human pressures, including habitat destruction and degradation, illegal hunting and trapping and climate change, severely impact the flyway.

Working at a flyway scale enables this essential ecological connectivity and builds collaboration across borders, raising our collective ambition, problem-solving together, sharing knowledge and leveraging the power of partnership.

Ghana is of great importance along the flyway for biodiversity. Its open savanna habitats support at least 50 migratory birds out of a total of 314 bird species recorded in the landscape, the largest number reported for any site in the country. The programme will fund project delivery and partner development to create wildlife corridors between the Mole National Park in the north and the nearby Bui and Comoé National Parks. For example, by establishing Community Resource Management Areas, they will empower local communities to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty.