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 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.