Ghana Wildlife Division

 

Overview
The Ghana Wildlife Division is one of the three divisions of the reconstituted Forestry Commission. It began as a branch of the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for wildlife issues. In 1965, it became a full-fledged line agency of the Ministry of Forestry known as the Department of Game and Wildlife, which later changed to Wildlife Department after the adoption of the Forestry and Wildlife Policy of 1994. In the intervening period, the Department moved from the Ministry of Forestry to the Ministry of Lands & Mineral Resources, to the present Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources. It is responsible for all wildlife in the country and administers 16 Wildlife-Protected Areas (PAs), 5 coastal Ramsar Sites and the Accra and Kumasi Zoos. It also assists with the running of 2 community-owned Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Location
Accra, Ghana

Contact details
Website: www.wildlifeghana.com