Forestry Commission of Ghana



The Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for regulating the utilisation of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of those resources and the coordination of policies related to them. The Commission embodies the various public bodies and agencies that were individually implementing the functions of protection, management, and regulation of forest and wildlife resources. The Forestry Commission is divided into divisions responsible for Forest Services, Wildlife, and Timber and Wood Industries, which play a role in the management of Ghana's natural resources and forest lands. 

The Forestry Commission sits within the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR). It has been involved with the negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and has also been actively involved in the national Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG), and Natural Resources Environmental and Governance (NREG) programmes. The Climate Change Unit of the Forestry Commission serves as the REDD+ secretariat of the National REDD+ Technical Working Group.