Women in Nuoru, a farming community in the Nadowli-Kaleo district of the Upper West Region have united to fight against the felling of shea trees in Naro and surrounding communities.
Sheanuts which is gotten from the shea tree is the raw material used for the processing of shea butter.
The women said that the amount of shea nuts they picked is declining as the years go by.
They associated this problem to the increasing rate at which people are felling the shea tree for charcoal and other farming activities.
This was made known during a peaceful march organized by Naro women to drum home their concerns over the menace on Sunday.
The march was supported by two non-governmental organizations, the Northern Ghana Shea Enterprise and SNV.
Spokesperson for the women group, Madam Ernestina Noruu praised SNV for training them on how to process and preserve shea butter for a very long time.
She was also grateful to SNV for helping them to plant and raise shea trees in the community contrary to the long held notion that the tree cannot be grown.
She advised the people to stop bush burning as it is a contributory factor to the depletion of the shea tree.
The Tendaana, Mwinelera Buopuo and the chief of Nuoru Naa Gangan Bondiba gave their full backing to the initiative from the women in the fight against illegal felling of economic trees.