Agyei Ransford Kofi

Research Assistant

Ransford is a Conservation Biologist. He leads in ecological and social surveys within the Atewa  Forest Reserve landscape. His work addresses the issue of climate change, deforestation and sustainable biodiversity management.  Since 2015, Ransford has worked with communities to adopt climate smart  agricultural practices that assures food security and environmental sustainability. Ransford is currently working to support the upgrade of  Atewa Range Forest Reserve into a National Park. His work contributes tremendously to the long term goal to safeguard the forest’s rich biodiversity, water provisioning functions as well as other ecosystem services essential for survival.

What interests you most

In the quest of mitigating climate change and ensuring food security one cannot do without people. Meeting people with diverse cultural backgrounds, values and ideas about nature excites me. I find it very interesting when I imagine  ways these values and ideas could be harnessed to achieve an environmental goal. 

I love what I do because…

I love wildlife and I  believe love is not a feeling but a commitment. The only sure means by which I can demonstrate  this love is to constantly advocate and show commitment towards the protection of threatened Wildlife species and their habitats. Through my work, I am achieving this quest and that makes me fulfilled. 

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