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International conferences November 2013, Accra, Ghana

Conference to Protect Ghana's Atewa Hills Forest Reserve

Coalition of NGOs against the Mining of Atewa (CONAMA) held an international conference in Accra, Ghana. The conference was on the theme "Atewa Forest, a Heritage at a Crossroad. What Future?". In collaboration with conservation groups such as IUCN, A Rocha International and Herp-Ghana and Save the Frogs! Ghana, this summit aimed at ensuring the unprotected Atewa Forest is converted to Atewa Hills National Park.

There were petition signings to seek the government's commitment towards banning the mining of this biodiverse area. The group CONAMA is made up of nine local NGOs: SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, A Rocha Ghana, Forest Watch Ghana, WACAM, Centre for Environmental Impact Analysis, IWWA, Conservation Alliance, Herp-Ghana, Rainforest Friends Ghana and RAFFS/G.

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