Offset in Ghana

Ghana is a country in West Africa with a diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical rain forests. Grasslands mixed with south coastal shrublands and forests dominate the region. Climate change in Ghana is impacting the people in Ghana in several ways as the country sits at the intersection of three hydro-climatic zones.

Overview

Ghana is known for its diverse animal life, miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast, and beautiful forests covering more than 21% of the country. Since the early 1990s, Ghana has lost more than 30% of its forests – approximately 2.5 million hectares. With a remarkable 80% of Ghanaians depending on forests for their livelihoods, deforestation has a major impact on communities. To reverse this trend, Ghana's government is focused on improving land management, planting trees, and protecting forests. This project is also a part of the AFR100, an initiative to restore more than 100 million hectares of land across Africa by 2030.

Impact

Together with our incredible reforestation partners, we are planting 30,000 trees in north-east Ghana where rapid desertification is caused by deforestation and close proximity to the Sahara and Sahel deserts. Improving forest health in these areas will bolster soil nutrition, improve local hydrological function, and create a positive social and economic impact for nearby communities. The trees for this project even come from a nearby nursery, creating jobs and supporting the local economy. Through engagement and participation this project will educate community members on productive and sustainable land management, ensuring the reforested areas are maintained for generations to come.

Species

To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant. Popular species include Mahogany, Rosewood, Teak and Eucalyptus.

Partner

OneTreePlanted is a non-profit organisation based in Vermont with a mission to make it simple for you to plant trees around the world. Started in 2014, they have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. Fast-forward to today, they now work with awesome reforestations partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help them get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity.

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