Songor - Ghana
Songor, Ghana, covers a total area of 51,113 ha within the southern coastal zone of Ghana. It is characterized by a unique combination of brackish/estuarine, freshwater and marine ecosystems with mangroves, islands and small patches of community protected forests. Some portions of the marine ecosystem serve as breeding sites for fish, turtle and migratory birds. The major sources of livelihood for communities in and around the site are subsistence farming, fishing and salt mining. The main settlement, Ada Foah, is already renowned for its tourism activity, but has great and largely untapped potential for further development. The opportunity to develop the cultural and ecotourism sectors in the area makes the site competitive as a model for sustainable development.