Capacity For Sustainable Change – Ghana

‘The pressure on biodiversity continues to increase. Habitat loss and degradation from agriculture and infrastructure development, over-exploitation, pollution and invasive alien species remain the dominant threats.’

Global Environmental Outlook, 2012

Victor Agyei, Exeutive Director, CSC - Ghana

Message from the Executive Director

 

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Humans depend on natural resources for survival. Nature feeds us, clothes us, inspires us and gives us a special reason to wake up every single day. We must realize that without the provisions of this planet, we shall cease to exist. In a society where we are more concerned with talking than acting on our problems, we shall continually face the challenges associated with our thinking patterns.

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

– Dr. Theodore Giesel Seuss

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Species/Taxa

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Protected Areas

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Communities

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Community Residents Reached

Tales from Under the Forest Canopy

From bad weather and difficult terrains to inaccessible habitats and fleeing species, Ecological research is a very physically-demanding field. Often, we choose to focus on our scientific and technical write-ups, neglecting the humors and exacting aspects of our research and conservation endeavors. These are accounts, of ourselves and our colleagues, telling of challenges and fun-filled moments they experience in their work activities.

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Saving Scales: Perspectives on Pangolin Conservation in Ghana

Pangolins, the iconic scaly mammalian species, are under serious threat of extinction, especially in Ghana. We siphon views of Ghanaians, with regards to Pangolin conservation in Ghana, and seek the verdict of actors in the conservation sector.

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Conserving the Home’s hinge-back Tortoise in Ghana

The Home’s hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys homeana) is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, with a decreasing population trend. Modifications and drastic reductions in its habitat, necessitate serious and critical attention for the species. CSC – Ghana is working towards a successful reversal of the dwindling fortunes of this majestic, endearing species.

Pangolin Conservation Project

Pangolins, the iconic scaly mammalian species, are under serious threat of extinction, especially in Ghana. They are the world’s most illegally trafficked mammal, and are heavily exploited throughout their range for their meat and skin. CSC – Ghana seeks to improve population levels of this species and advocate for stronger legislation that will significantly aid the conservation of the species in Ghana.