In a bid to preserve the ecological integrity and cultural diversity of the Jelinkon CREMA within the Mole National Park landscape, Northcode Ghana, a non-governmental organization with funding support from Noe under it’s Econobio 2 project being implemented in the Jelinkon CREMA, has intensified efforts to combat rampant illegal activities threatening this vital region.
The Jelinkon CREMA, nestled in the Sawka-Tuna-Kalba districts, plays a pivotal role in ecotourism, contributing significantly to revenue generation and providing a platform for exploring the rich cultural tapestry of diverse ethnic groups. However, recent reports highlight alarming levels of environmental degradation, including the destruction of vegetative cover, poaching, illegal wood logging and indiscriminate bush burning.
Taking a proactive stance, Northcode Ghana, in collaboration with CREMA communities, has established robust Community Resource Management Committees (CRMCs) in ten communities. Additionally, a functional CREMA Executive Committee (CEC) has been formed to spearhead the fight against environmental miscreants jeopardizing the Virgin Jelinkon CREMA.
As part of its mission to restore the nearly lost biodiversity of the CREMA and safeguard the remaining natural resource base, Northcode Ghana has trained and equipped 50 CREMA patrollers with essential skills.
These vigilant patrollers aim to counteract the activities of illegal individuals engaged in destructive practices, such as the exploitation of endangered and medicinal tree species for charcoal production.
Documented evidence, including photographs, vividly portrays the extent of environmental degradation within the Jelinkon CREMA.
From the devastation of the vegetative cover to the destruction of crucial tree species, the CREMA is under siege from those seeking quick gains at the expense of its ecological balance.
Northcode Ghana’s rallying cry urges collective action against the ongoing environmental assault, emphasizing the need to safeguard the Jelinkon CREMA for future generations. Their slogan, “When the last tree dies, the last man dies,” underscores the urgency of the situation and the interconnectedness of environmental preservation and human survival.
The organization calls on the public to support their cause with the hashtags:
SupportNORTHCODE to save the environment.
SaveMoleParkReserve by protecting its fringe communities.
As the battle against environmental threats intensifies, Northcode Ghana seeks widespread support to ensure the longevity of the Jelinkon CREMA and the broader Mole National Park landscape.
You can contact Northcode Ghana via their email as firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. +233 540912402
WhatsApp: +233 540912402
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604