WEBINAR: LESSER KNOWN SPECIES – Utilising Ghana’s Sustainable Timber Resources


While Ghana has nearly 90 species that are regularly exploited and traded as timber, its diverse forests contain many other species that can be commercialised. Many of these under-utilised species have similar and sometimes even better performance capabilities than well-known species. Others have a distinctive and unique appearance that makes them ideal for creating attractive timber products. Using a more diverse selection of species is not only a good business decision but also has the potential to improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity and promote sustainable forest management.

BVRio, in conjunction with the Ghana Forestry Commission, is publishing a guide of the properties of twenty lesser used timber species from Ghana. We invite you to attend our launch webinar to learn more about Ghana’s timber sector, why you should be choosing lesser known and lesser used species for your timber needs, and where to source them.