Ghana’s breathtaking 550-kilometer coastline, teeming with vibrant beach dune ecosystems and serving as crucial havens for five distinct marine turtle species, is poised to take center stage at the upcoming 2nd Ghana National Sea Turtle Conference. This two-day event, scheduled for August 29th and 30th, 2023, commencing at 9:00 am, promises to be a landmark gathering for sea turtle enthusiasts, researchers, and conservationists alike.
Under the theme “Enhancing Collaborative Efforts for Sea Turtle Conservation in Ghana”, the conference aims to delve deep into the myriad challenges faced by these magnificent creatures, the ongoing conservation initiatives, and charting a path forward to safeguard their habitats and populations.
The Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences of the prestigious University of Ghana is set to host this critical conference, providing fertile ground for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and strategies in the realm of marine turtle conservation.
This gathering wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, whose commitment to environmental stewardship aligns seamlessly with the conference’s objectives. Further support comes from esteemed partners such as WHRO Ghana and Goshen College, institutions renowned for their dedication to wildlife preservation.
Additionally, several supporting organizations, including ESL Consulting Limited, A ROCHA GHANA, and Strategic Youth For Network Development AND ENVASERV Research Consult, have joined forces to ensure the success of this event. Their participation underscores the collective determination to protect and conserve Ghana’s sea turtle populations.
Beyond the conference proceedings, participants will have the unique opportunity to explore Ghana’s stunning coastline—a haven for these remarkable creatures. The shores of Ghana offer vital foraging and nesting grounds for marine turtles, making this region a pivotal hub for their survival.
With its lush beaches and thriving ecosystems, Ghana is not only a significant contributor to global marine biodiversity but also a unique destination for eco-tourism and nature lovers.
Whether you’re a seasoned marine biologist, a passionate environmentalist, or simply curious about the captivating world of sea turtles, the 2nd Ghana National Sea Turtle Conference in 2023 is an event you won’t want to miss. It’s a rallying point for everyone committed to preserving the natural treasures that lie along Ghana’s coast.
Stay tuned for further updates and a detailed conference agenda as we gear up for this momentous event. Together, we can make a difference in safeguarding Ghana’s marine wonders.
To be a part of this conference, click on the link to register (https://forms.gle/xpMgYiGVPaJfeY2y7).
For more information and inquiries, please contact +233 20 305 8571 or visit www.whroghana.org.