Students hike in Atewa Forest Reserve add voices to make it National Park Students hike in Atewa Forest Reserve add voices to make it National Park
Students from two Basic schools -Kibi Experimental Junior High School  and  Kibi-Akwadum R/C Junior High School in the East Akim Municipality have embarked on... Students hike in Atewa Forest Reserve add voices to make it National Park
Students from two Basic schools -Kibi Experimental Junior High School  and  Kibi-Akwadum R/C Junior High School in the East Akim Municipality have embarked on a hike through Atewa Forest to experience the wealth of biodiversity and water resources this magnificent forest protects.
The Atewa Range Forest Reserve measuring 23,663 Hectors  is part of an ecosystem known as the Upper Guinea Forest ,it is rich in species hence classified as a Global Significant Biodiversity Area 
but the forest is under threat by human activities such as illegal mining,farming,poaching and lumbering leading  destruction of habitats and  extinction of endangered species.
The move was to orient students to appreciate the environment and its resources provided  by the forest reserve and how these connect with their livelihood and culture.
The students having recognized the significant biodiversity of the forest reserve  strongly concured for the forest reserve to be converted into a National Park to ensure  trans-generational benefits.
Source :enaghana.com /Arocha Ghana