Keta Lagoon Complex RAMSAR Site

Projects

KETA LAGOON

  • Keta Lagoon lies in the far south-east of the country, near the international frontier with Togo.
  • The area of open water varies with the season, but is estimated to be 58,000ha, stretching for 40 km along the coast and separated from the sea by a narrow ridge.
  • Inflow into the lagoon is from three main sources: from the Todzie river (which enters and fills the neighboring Avu lagoon in wet years and overflows into Keta lagoon via several small tributaries), from the Aka and Kalikpa streams (which enter Keta lagoon directly from the north) and, to a limited extent, from the Volta river itself.
  • The target populations of the nearby villages are estimated at 90,000 persons

Project Specific goals

  • Comprehensive awareness created, management strategy formulated for promoting multi stakeholder research, habitat enhancement, site development and ecotourism within the complex
  • Demonstrate Habitat restoration through community led mangrove forest establishment, Aquatic resource management, indigenous woodlot establishment/tree planting, beekeeping and sustainable agriculture.

Activities

  • Strengthening of multi-stakeholder project coordinating unit at Anlo Traditional Council collaboration with Wildlife Division, EPA, Fisheries Commission and the Private sector.
  • Strengthen linkages with University of Ghana, United Nations University, Wildlife Department, Anlo Traditional Authorities, Private Sector, NGOs and Keta Municipal Assembly, EPA for the multi-stakeholder conservation of the wetlands
  • Conduct baseline studies and formulate management strategy for the sensitive ecosystem.
  • Support mangroves restoration efforts and indigenous tree planting
  • Establish flying and community tree nurseries with indigenous trees, mangoes, coconut and mangroves for distribution to communities.
  • promotion of sustainable apiculture
  • Promote sustainable irrigation agriculture technologies
  • Train and establish fishery resource management zones within Lagoon
  • Strengthen local user groups to mainstream conservation practices in livelihood activities.

Results

  • Awareness creation and Adocacy actions by and SAFE Ghana, Roots Club, ATIDEV, Jubilee and DI.
  • No Funding support
  • Keta is not producing timber, Gold ,etc.