Photos:US Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday Photos:US Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday
Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday. The ambassador called... Photos:US Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday

Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday. The ambassador called on the Okyenhene and expressed the U.S. government’s support for designating Atewa as a national park to protect its long-term economic potential and benefit the local communities. A Rocha Ghana shared their work to protect the forest from degradation due to legal and illegal mining, timber harvesting, hunting and other threats. We ended the day with a hike through this beautiful national treasure and with a stop at a galamsey site to see the devastating effect on water sources.

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