Conservation and wildlife education is crucial for ensuring positive attitudes towards our environment. WAPCA educates Ghanaians on the importance of the forest, its primates, and general biodiversity through in situ and ex situ projects.
WAPCA's focal primate species inhabit the Western Region of Ghana, therefore many conservation activities have been concentrated there. CREMA is part of an educational process for communities, to undergo training to manage their natural resources. For a diverse outreach in the communities, films are screened about conservation and discussed. Our monthly radio program invites community members to talk about conservation. The celebration of Mangabey Awareness Day is another occasion to learn about primate conservation.
The EPBC also carries out tours helping visitors create connections with wildlife and offer opportunities to understand the threats it faces such as habitat deforestation. WAPCA also visits schools to give presentations about primate conservation.
We believe that raising awareness of the problems affecting biodiversity is crucial in protecting wildlife. We will continue to focus on inspiring, engaging and empowering citizens of Ghana, so that we can work together for a sustainable country where both animals and humans fit in.