Indigenous Tree plantations for the restoration of fragmented and deforested areas at Volta Togo-Hills for the conservation of Amphibians and reptiles 2014
One of the burning desires of Herp-Ghana over the years is to plant trees to help restore degraded habitats where unique and endangered amphibians and other important ecosystem life-forms exist, following the fast spate of deforestation and land degradations springing up across the country and specifically at the home of the critically endangered Togo Slippery frogs at the Volta-Togo Hills, we have taken the fight to the doorsteps of stakeholders and fringed communities for effective collaboration and participation to safe guard the ecosystem.
The tree planting and nursery activities were undertaken in collaboration with the Forestry Commission, local chiefs, community members, and some devoted volunteers
As part of the habitat restoration project, Herp-Ghana envisions to continue holding monthly symposia for all local community schools, religious groups, community leaders and other key stakeholders, to broaden their knowledge scope on issues that lead to tree felling, environmental degradation and the effects they have on biodiversity.
5,000 seedlings were raised and planted on identified areas of fragmentation, as riparian buffers and some selected community the area.
In addition, the some schools benefited from a our education materials, customized Herp-Ghana t-shirts, leaflets and other resources and charged the students to be responsible for their trees planted throughout their school life, through watering them in the mornings and afternoons, and weeding when the need arises.