Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu

Chair, CBCR, Ghana

Colonel Seydina Issa Sylla


Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano

Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Nigeria

Prof. William Asomaning


Prof. Chris Gordon

Independent Expert, Ghana

Dr. Richard Gyimah

Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, Rep., Ghana

Honorable Henry Kokofu

Environmental Protection Agency, ED, Ghana

Ms. Cynthia Asare Bediako

Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation, CD, Ghana

Our Organization History

The Centre for Biodiversity Conservation Research formerly Centre for African Wetlands was established in 2000 with funding from the Dutch Government to promote conservation and management of wetlands within the West African sub-region. The primary aim was that wetland conservation will benefit society as a whole, improve the quality of life for people living within and around wetlands, maintain wetland biodiversity and enhance the general ecological integrity of wetlands. While networking among wetland scientists in the sub-region was a strong element of the Centre’s initial activities, the funding constraints after the Dutch grant funds run out resulted in the Centre limiting its activities primarily to ecological research and training. Considering national and global development trajectories and their associated environmental threats, it became clear that securing wetland biodiversity requires an approach that goes beyond wetlands, hence the mandate of the CAW was expanded.


The mission of the Centre for Biodiversity Conservation Research (CBCR) is to promote the conservation of biological diversity for the benefit of current and future generations of people. We shall achieve this mission by:

Generating and disseminating scientific knowledge

Promoting networking among conservation scientists

Training and capacity building

Conservation Policy – analysis and research


Our programme currently focuses on:

  Protected Areas


  Species Conservation

  Ecosystem Services 

Administrative Staff

Finance and Administrative Manager

Senior Administrative Assistant

Snr. Admin. Assistant/Finance

Research Staff

Research Fellow

Research Assistant

Chief Technician

Affiliated Student

Supporting Staff

Centre for Biodiversity Conservation Research (CBCR)

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