About Us.

Herp Conservation Ghana (Herp-Ghana) is a registered non-governmental, non-profit organization (registration number CG058602018) dedicated to amphibians and reptiles conservation in Ghana.

The organization envisions a society committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles and the sustainable management and preservation of dying habitats on which species depend.

The organization adopts participatory, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches and / or processes to understand and mitigate threats to species and their habitat.

History of the Organization

Herp-Ghana is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit making amphibian and reptile conservation society in Ghana.

The organisation was started in 2005 by a small amphibian conservation interest group at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) led by Caleb Ofori-Boateng.

Herp Conservation Ghana officially became a registered Non-Governmental Organization in 2010. Headquartered in Ejisu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Herp Conservation Ghana spearheads the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in West Africa.  Herp-Ghana recently registered it’s first international branch in Liberia ( Herp-Liberia).

OUR MISSION

We undertake research, create awareness, mobilize response for important policy, build capacity and contribute to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Ghana and internationally.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to produce a global citizenry that is well informed and inspired to protect species and habitats.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  1. Improve knowledge on amphibians and reptiles in Ghana and across West Africa through cutting edge research
  2. Facilitate policy interventions relevant for amphibian and reptile conservation in Ghana and across West Africa
  3. Instigate the adoption of conservation sensitive behaviors through innovative awareness raising programs among key stakeholders
  4. Enhance in-country and regional capacity in amphibian and reptile conservation in Ghana and across West Africa.
  5. Protect and restore habitat for endangered species
  6. Implement practical on-the-ground science-based conservation intervention beneficial to biodiversity conservation in West Africa