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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T09:05:57Z
dc.date.available2014-10-16T09:05:57Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 2001. Villagers protect Ghanaian wetlands. Spore 94. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
dc.identifier.issn1011-0054
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/46240
dc.descriptionIn order to protect the mangrove forest in the Sakumono Lagoon the Ghanaian Wildlife Society, an NGO, has developed concerted plans and activities with local communities. In exchange for improvements in their village s infrastructure and support for their salt extraction, villagers have agreed to stop hunting rare birds. The Wildlife Society considers it crucial to combine nature conservation with profitable rural livelihood strategies for the local community. Without this, the community may react with hostility to any conservation effort imposed from outside and continue to deplete finite natural resources of fish, shrimps, game and wood. The NGO has developed its approach as part of the Amanzuri project which is funded by the Dutch government in the Amanzuri region covering Ghana s largest mangrove system. In this area villagers were willing to stop hunting and to co-operate in conservation activities provided their access to the sea in the dry season was improved. In addition, eco-tourism activities are being developed. [caption to illustration] If unprotected, mangroves will be converted to rice fields and shrimp farms Ghana Wildlife Society PO Box 13252, Accra, Ghana Fax: + 233 21 66 35 00 Email: wildsoc@ighmail.com Email: goboakye@wildlifesociety.org.gh
dc.description.abstractIn order to protect the mangrove forest in the Sakumono Lagoon the Ghanaian Wildlife Society, an NGO, has developed concerted plans and activities with local communities. In exchange for improvements in their village s infrastructure and support...
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCTA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpore;94
dc.sourceSpore
dc.titleVillagers protect Ghanaian wetlands
dc.typeNews Item
cg.subject.ctaNATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
cg.subject.ctaENVIRONMENT
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.urlhttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/99597
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlands


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