The Bosomtwe Land Restoration Project
Lake Bosomtwe is the only natural lake in Ghana. It is situated within an ancient impact crater that is about 10.5 kilometers in diameter. It is about 30 kilometers south-east of Kumasi the capital of Ashanti and is a popular recreational area. There are 22 villages with a common shoreline around Lake Bosomtwe, with a combined population of about 110,000 people.
Lake Bosomtwe is an important national, cultural and natural site of relevance for international conservation. The lake catchment spans two districts; Bosomtwe and Bosome-Freho, and consists of a mixture of three unique types of ecosystems – forests, wetlands and mountains – which contribute to the conservation of vital biodiversity.
Lake Bosomtwe, has been designated a biosphere reserve site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote healthy balance between biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use.