October 7th, 2009
Ghana may not seem like an obvious vacation choice, but tourism in the country is gradually increasing thanks to the efforts of the government and local conservation groups.
According to the National Conservation Research Centre, tourism makes up 4.5% of Ghana's Gross National Product. The government of Ghana wants to attract more tourists, enough to make tourism Ghana's principal source of foreign exchange income.
Most tourists come to Ghana for the wildlife-Ghana has successfully created a variety of local ecotourism models to encourage both tourism and conservation. Eco-tourism works because it rewards local communities for conservation with a source of income.
In Ghana, prime ecotourism attractions include the Boabeng-Fierna monkey sanctuary, where black and white colobus monk
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