Contributions of Community Based Groups Towards Sustainable Forest Management in Western Ghana: A Case of Communities Fringing Cape Three Point Forest Reserve

Contributions of Community Based Groups Towards Sustainable Forest Management in Western Ghana: A Case of Communities Fringing Cape Three Point Forest Reserve

The roles of the Community Based Groups (CBG’s) and their impact on the development of communities cannot be under-estimated, but with current emergence of these groups, there are doubts as to whether they are well structured and their roles being clearly defined in order to reduce any conflicts of interest that may occur. This study therefore tried to determine the extent of CBG’s involvement in sustainable forest management, their roles in ensuring sustainable forest management and the constraints faced by the Groups in performing their roles in forest management. The findings of the study indicated that CBG’s fringing Cape Three Points forest reserve were actively involved in all the processes (i.e. decision-making, implementation, monitoring and benefit sharing) geared towards sustainable forest management. Read more…