IUCN PAPACO interview with WAPCA Ghana

The roloway guenon (Cercopithecus diana roloway) is in eminent danger of extinction. The species has been completely extirpated from all protected areas throughout it’s former range and is now believed to only exist in two community-owned rainforests (the Kwabre rainforest in western Ghana and the Tanoe forest in Cote d’Ivoire ). WAPCA is supporting projects in both countries to help preserve this last remaining roloway habitat. Currently, WAPCA Ghana is implementing a trans-border forest project which aims to help the Kwabre rainforest communities sustainably manage their rainforest with the eventual aim of creating a trans-border rainforest reserve between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. David Osei, field projects coordinator for WAPCA Ghana, was recently interviewed by the IUCN-PAPACO Programme (Protected Areas Programme for Central and West Africa) about the trans-border forest project.