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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Ghana

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Ghana National Biodiversity Strategy And Action Plan

Ghana's NBSAP has been divided into two main sections. The first section provides basic information on the state and trends of Ghanaian biodiversity. The second section presents a matrix of Aichi Global Goals, National Strategy, National Targets, Actions, Actors and Estimated Costs.

E Poster for WPC Stream 6 : Examining The Effectiveness of Community Resource Management Areas in Ghana: Converging and Diverging Experiences of Participating Communities

CREMAs present interesting cases of Community Based Natural Resource Governance systems overlapping with a complex government led natural resource governance system. In this e poster, we will share a general overview of the CREMA concept, along with specific findings from our work on the Avu Lagoon CREMA.

Reconciling Development Challenges: The Shai Hills Story

At this time we do not have a solution yet. Actually the Shai Hills Enhancement Project, by all standards, is a complete failure. Bizarrely enough, it was the spectacular failure of the project that allowed us to strip away all inessentials and gave us a solid foundation for moving forward. The solution really was for the project to hit rock bottom.

Mainstreaming Drylands Development Issues in National, District and Community Level Development Policies, Plans and Programmes within the Context of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

The drylands in Ghana fall within three administrative regions namely the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions also known as the Northern Savanna Ecological zone. This covers approximately 41% of total land area of the country, and is home to about 17.2% of country’s population. Approximately 70-80% of the population living here are engaged in agriculture and mostly practice rain-fed, small scale, low input subsistence agriculture, an approach that makes them highly dependent on natural resources and eco-systems services for their livelihoods.

Equator Initiative Case Study – Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary

This community-managed wildlife sanctuary consists of a 34-km stretch of riverine forest, floodplain, and savannah woodland along the Black Volta River, in northwestern Ghana. Created in 1998 in response to the decline of hippopotami in the region due to high levels of hunting, the sanctuary has used revenue from ecotourism to deliver infrastructure investments for the residents of its seventeen member communities.

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