Hɛn Mpoano projects span the four coastal regions of Ghana. You can search our projects using the search icon.

Integrating Health and Family Planning into Greater Amanzule Wetland Landscape Conservation and Small-Scale Fisheries Management in the Western Region of Ghana

In October 2018, Hen Mpoano in collaboration with Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) commenced implementation of a pilot population, health and environment (PHE) initiative titled “Integrating Health and Family Planning into Greater Amanzule Wetland (GAW) Landscape Conservation and Small-Scale Fisheries Management in the Western Region of Ghana”. The project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is aimed at building capacity at the district level for PHE integration, establishing and strengthening community-based distribution systems for contraceptives and fostering institutional collaboration across sectors to build support for future PHE initiatives. Learn More [wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-up-right-3″ wrap=”i”]

Enhancing Participatory Planning and Management of Cape Three Points Key Biodiversity Area

The Cape Three Points Forest Reserve (CTPFR) is the only coastal forest in Ghana and among the few remaining coastal rainforest reserves in West Africa.  Since 1999 the forest has been recognized as a Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA) and an Important Bird Area (IBA) because of its exceptionally high level of biological diversity. Recent surveys conducted in the reserve recorded over 27 tree species; 17 species of medium and large mammals and 45 species of butterflies. Learn More [wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-up-right-3″ wrap=”i”]

Lower Ankobra River Basin Livelihoods Improvement and Biodiversity Conservation (LABLIBiC) Project

Despite its ecological importance,  functions, and socio-cultural values, the Lower Ankobra River Basin (LARB) located in the Western Region of Ghana is threatened by the following activities ; farming along the river banks, over-exploitation of  timber through illegal chainsaw operations, clearing of forest to pave way for illegal (galamsey) mining, harvesting of mangroves for fish smoking and poaching of crocodiles and monkeys as game meat for household consumption and sale in the local market. This project will reinforce conservation of the LARB and its biodiversity through setting up and operationalizing CREMA institutions (CRMC and CECs); strengthening the effectiveness of community management of the LARB and promoting green enterprises as support for livelihood improvement and incentive for CREMA establishment.Learn More [wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-up-right-3″ wrap=”i”]

Conservation of Greater Amanzule Wetlands

conserving coastal wetlands

Hen Mpoano is collaborating with the US Forest Service International Programs to conserve the Greater Amanzule wetlands. In the local Nzema dialect, Amanzule means water for communities. Learn More [wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-up-right-3″ wrap=”i”]


addressing iuu fishingSaiko Fishing

Saiko fishing is a form of illegal fish transhipment between artisanal canoes and industrial trawlers identified in Elmina, Apam and Axim. It is a practice whereby the large foreign marine vessels invade the artisanal fisheries zone of the EEZ, deploy their heavy duty gear and catch fish of all species and sizes but mostly small juvenile fishes. Learn More [wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-up-right-3″ wrap=”i”]

Sustainable Fisheries Management Program

Hen Mpoano has been selected as one of the implementing partners for the five-year Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed approximately $24 million dollars to the SFMP to contribute to food security in Ghana. Learn More [wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-up-right-3″ wrap=”i”]

Enhancing the management and conservation of Elasmobranchs and Billfishes in Ghana

Globally managing marine resources is a contentious and complicated process because of the varied and competing objectives of the users of these resources. Large pelagics like the sharks, skates, and rays known as elasmobranchs are part of the fascinating creatures of the seas. They come in many sizes and shapes – from the giant whale shark and the large manta ray to the dwarf lantern shark as well as the tiny short-nosed electric ray, and the from the odd-looking hammerhead sharks to the totally bizarre sawfish – all living elasmobranchs share certain key features. Over 5000 years shark meat has been eaten by people, and ray meat, skate meat, shark skin and other elasmobranch products are also sometimes used by humans today. Learn More [wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-up-right-3″ wrap=”i”]