Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT) also known as the Trust is a charitable organization interested in the preservation and conservation of the natural and cultural/historic resources of Ghana. It was established and launched in August 1996 and registered in February 1997 under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962 (Act 106). The Deed establishing the Fund was signed in 2000 with USAID with a seventeen member Board and USAID as an ex-officio member. GHCT started full operations in 2000. The GHCT has consolidated the gains achieved during the Natural Resource Conservation and Historic Preservation (NRCHP) project which ended in 1998 with a two year Consolidation Phase ending in 2000. The project resulted in the creation of Kakum National Park (KNP) and Assin Attandanso Resource Reserve (AARR), collectively known as Kakum Conservation Area (KCA), the restoration of Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, and Fort Saint Jago also in Elmina among others. To ensure that these facilities were maintained and managed sustainably, and extended to other parts of Ghana, GHCT was established and endowed with $2million.