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Atewa Forest is the source of three rivers © Shutterstock

Ghana's Atewa Forest under threat from...

Wed, 05/06/2019
Atewa Forest, Ghana not only supports a wealth of rare and endemic wildlife, but also provides clean water for nearby cities. Despite this, the Government intends to mine the area for bauxite, destroying the entire forest in the process. Can the conservation world overturn this devastating plan?
Mount Afadjato is the highest mountain in Ghana

How to make a conservation project last: a...

Mon, 05/11/2018
In 1998, the Ghana Wildlife Society set up a community forest reserve at Mount Afadjato to halt deforestation and promote sustainable livelihoods. They share their successes and lessons learned over the years in their bid to involve the community in a lasting solution.
The White-necked Picathartes, a unique species in Ghana ©Michael Anderson

Ghana to Host Future4Nature Innovation Factory: A...

Thu, 24/03/2016
From 29th – 31st March 2016, BirdLife International, Ghana Wildlife Society and the Legon Botanical Gardens will host the Future4Nature kick-off event in Akosombo Ghana, to develop shared, innovative solutions tailored to conditions in Ghana that will lead to long-term improvements in people’s lives.
Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population in just two decades ©Reto Kuster

Ghana’s Grey Parrot population may soon cease to...

Mon, 11/01/2016
In the last two decades Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population. The population decline has been caused by four main factors: trade, overall forest reduction, silvicultural practices and farmland timber harvesting. The findings are published by a team of researchers from Ghana, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and BirdLife International.

Unique opportunity for Africa to lead the way...

Tue, 15/09/2015
BirdLife is holding the first ever Pan-African Business and Biodiversity Forum (PABBF) in Ghana on the 9-10th October 2015. This is a unique and very exciting opportunity for conservation, business and sustainable development in Africa that brings private, public and civil sectors to the same stage to have their say about the value of nature in African development.

Birds of Ghana book aims to inspire a new...

Thu, 28/07/2011
The first field guide to the birds of Ghana is intended for the people of Ghana rather than overseas visitors.