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  • ENVIS Centre on Wildlife & Protected Areas

    To disseminate information on Wildlife and Protected Areas, Wildlife Institute of India was included as the 23rd Environmental Information System Centre in India, with the focal theme "Wildlife and Protected Areas" in September 1997 by the MoEF, India. This Centre deals with general matters concerning "Wildlife" and specifically those related to "Protected Areas"
  • European Commission

     This website opens to the European Commission on biodiversity loss by anthropogenic activities
  • 2008 IDB-Statement by the Executive Secretary of CBD

    This message was provided by the Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity on the occasion of the celebration of the 2008 International Day for Biological Diversity.
  • 2010 Biodiversity Targets

    This target was subsequently endorsed by the World Summit on Sustainable Development and the United Nations General Assembly and was incorporated as a new target under the Millennium Development Goals.The Conference of the Parties has considered the 2010 Target during deliberations on the Convention's Stragic Plan during its 6th, 7th 8th and 9th meetings. At COP 9, the Parties further considered the evaluation of the Strategic Plan beyond 2010 in its Decision IX/9.
  • 2010 Biodiversity Targets

    In April 2002, the Parties to the Convention committed themselves to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on Earth. The full notification to that can be found on the CBD website.
  • 2020 Targets

    The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, held from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, adopted a revised and updated Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, for the 2011-2020 period. The full information can be obtained from the CBD website.
  • A Guide For The Timber Exporter And Importer From Ghana And Liberia

    The desire to eliminate illegal forestry activities and the associated trade and to achieve sustainable forest management has been on the agenda of the
    international community and various governments of West Africa.
  • A burning issue: woodfuel, public health, land degradation and conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Wood energy fuelling the future

    Wood is a key source of energy that has been used for millennia for cooking, boiling water, lighting and heating. In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 90% of the population relies on woodfuel, i.e. firewood and charcoal, as a primary source of domestic energy, both in rural as well as in urban areas
  • Advocates for Biodiversity Conservation, Ghana

    Advocates for Biodiversity Conservation (ABC-Ghana) is a non profit organization registered with the Registrar General's Department as a Company Limited by Guarantee. ABC-Ghana takes a novel approach towards the conservation of nature for human development and wellbeing. To achieve this, ABC works together with government and its agencies, private sector, local communities and other CSOs to ensure that our communities are resilient (Ecological integrity and Biodiversity Conservation), children go to school (Education), and farmers move above the poverty line (Economic Empowerment).
  • Aichi targets

    In 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, 193 countries meeting for the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed on 20 targets to reduce global pressures on our natural world. These are referred to as the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
  • Arctos Collaborative Collection Management Solution

    Arctos is a community, a collection management information system and a provider of research-grade data. It serves as a consortium of museums and organisations that collaborate to serve data on over three million records from natural and cultural history collections.
  • Belgian Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism

    Ghana has been cooperating with the Belgian Clearing House Mechanism for over ten years
  • Belgian CHM Ghana has been in Cooperation with  the Belgian CHM since 2004.
  • Belgium Clearing House Mechanism The Belgian Clearing House Mechanism is hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, which is the Focal Point for the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • BiodivERsA

    BiodivERsA is a network of national and regional funding organisations promoting pan European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and offerring innovative opportunities for conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity
  • Biodiversity Aichi Targets

    During the Tenth Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP'10) in October 2010, Aichi Nagoya, delegates agreed on the post 2010 targets dubbed the "Aichi Biodiversity 2020 targets". This pointer links to the targets as captured on the CBD website. Ghana has reviewed its Biodiversity Strategy and Action to reflect the Aichi Targets
  • Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform

    The Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform was established to promote and facilitate the adoption of good practices across all agricultural sectors that will support the conservation and sustainable use and management of biodiversity and increase the productivity, stability and resilience of production systems in an integrated approach.
  • Biodiversity- Mankind's Life Insurance Policy

    Biodiversity is an important factor for a healthy and balanced diet. It ensures that people have vitamins and minerals they need and is therefore critical for food security.
  • Biosafety Clearing House

    This link leads to the Biosafety Clearing Houes (BCH)
  • Bioversity International(BI)

    Bioversity International uses agricultural biodiversity to improve people's lives. Bioversity International carries out global research to seek solutions for three key challenges: Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrition, Conservation. BI delivers scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.

    BI works with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural and tree biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation.
  • Bird species diversity and abundance in the Abiriw Sacred Grove

    This link directs to the research piblication of  Kangah-Kesse, L., Attuquayefio, D.K., Owusu, E.H. and Gbogbo, F. (2007). Bird species diversity and abundance in the Abiriw Sacred Grove in the Eastern Region of Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 11: 41-50
  • Birdlife International Data Zone

    Repository of bird species, country profiles, case studies, and Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
  • Birds of Ghana

    This page provides a link to birds that are indigenous or naturalized in Ghana as provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Birds that are introduced but not naturalized are not included.
  • Butterfly Conservation Society

    African Butterfly Database (ABDB) is a system created by a team of professional and amateur lepidopterists whose work was supported by African Butterfly Research Institute (ABRI). ABDB hosts the largest collection of African butterflies on the continent with the objective of becoming the ultimate source of information on Afro-tropical butterflies.
  • COP´6 Decision VI/ 26 - Strategic Plan for the Convention on Biological Diversity

    This decision of the Conference of Parties deals with the strategic plan for the Convention.
  • COP´7 Decision VII/30 - Strategic Plan: future evaluation of progress

    This Decision elaborates on the future evaluation of the progress of work of the CBD.
  • COP´8 Decision VIII/ 30 - Framework for monitoring implementation of the achievement of the 2010 target and integration of targets into the thematic programmes of work

    Since implementation goes with monitoring, this Decision of the Conference of Parties seeks to propose the review of the activities aimed at achieving the programme of work for the 2010 targets.
  • CSIR - Animal Research Institute

    The CSIR-Animal Research Institute is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The Institute was established as Biological Research Institute in January 1957 as an agency of Tsetse Control Department of the Gold Coast Administration. It was associated with the University College and housed in Achimota. It was re-designated Entomological and Parasitological Research Institute, under the newly promulgated National Research Council, later re-named the Ghana Academy of Sciences, in 1959.In 1964 the name of the Unit was changed to ANIMAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, when the research programme was widened from strictly animal health to include other areas of animal agriculture.
  • CSIR - Building and Road Research Institute

    The Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI)is one of the 13 research Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Reserch (CSIR) , Ghana. The BRRI was established in 1952 as the West African Building Research Institute in Accra.
  • CSIR - Crops Research Institute

    The CSIR-Crops Research Institute is one of thirteen Institutes of Csir with the vision of becoming a Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Research, Innovation and Capacity Building for Development.Develop and disseminate demand-driven technologies and build capacity for sustainable food and industrial crops productivity to enhance livelihoods.CRI has a broad research mandate covering all food and industrial crops.
  • CSIR - Food Research Institute

    Food Research Institute (FRI) is one of the thirteen affiliate Institutes and Centres of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It was established by the Government of Ghana on 1st Oct. 1963.
  • CSIR - Industrial Research Institute

    The Institute of Industrial Research is one of the leading 13 Research Institutes of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the main Science and Technology Research and Development institution of Ghana. The overall aspirations of the Institute has been to assist in poverty reduction through the creation of opportunities for generating and increasing incomes within the SMEs; contribute towards food security, generate foreign exchange earnings and apply cost-effective industrial technologies that are both environmentally friendly and commercially viable.
  • CSIR - Institute for Scientific and Technological Information

    The Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (INSTI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the hub of integrated scientific and technical information (STI) in Ghana that provides the major public research and academic institutions as well as the industrial sector with resources and services designed to improve dissemination of, and access to indigenous and international STI. The Institute serves as the main STI resources clearinghouse for CSIR.INSTI’s mandate is to develop national capacity and capability for the efficient and effective delivery of real-time scientific and technological information (STI) and customized knowledge on demand for the benefit of policy makers, research scientists, industrialists, and others in appropriately packaged form for national development.
  • CSIR - Oil Palm Research Institute

    The Oil Palm Research Institute (OPRI) of Ghana is one of the 13 Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Kusi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. OPRI then a Centre, was set up in 1964 to take over the functions of the West Africa Institute for Oil Palm Research (WAIFOR) after WAIFOR’s dissolution.
  • CSIR - Plant Genetic Resources Reserearch Institute

    The Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute (PGRRI) is one of the 13 research institutes (CSIR). The Institute was established in 1964 as a section of the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of CSIR and named Plant Introduction Exploration (PIE). In 1985, its name was changed to Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PGRU).
  • CSIR - Savanna Agricultural Research Institute

    With a mandate to provide farmers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions with appropriate technologies to increase their food and fibre crop production based on sustainable production system which maintains and/or increase soil fertility, SARI and its partners made good progress during 2010 that we are happy to share with you.
  • CSIR - Science and Technology Policy Research Institute

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has thirteen (13) research institutes and the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) is one of them. The institute was established through a UNDP project in 1988 aimed at addressing policy issues relating to transferring technology from developed to developing countries especially as in the case of Ghana. Its original name of Technology Transfer Centre (TTC) reflected the core mandate of the institute at that time. However, that name was changed to Policy Research and Strategic Planning Institute (PORSPI) in 1992 as the mandate got broadened to include other relevant research themes. Two years later in 1994, the current name was adopted to underscore the diversifying nature of its programme activities.
  • CSIR - Soil Research Institute

    The CSIR-Soil Research Institute has the mandate to undertake inventory of the soil resources of Ghana and carry out scientific research to generate information and technologies for effective planning, utilization and management of the soil resources of Ghana for increased and sustainable agriculture, industry as well as ensuring safe and sound environment.
  • CSIR - Water Research Institute

    The Water Research Institute (WRI) is one of the 13 research institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is a public institution which was established in 1996 from the merger of the former Institute of Aquatic Biology (IAB) and the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) of the CSIR.
  • CSIR -Forestry Research Institute

    Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). By Act of Parliament (Act 405) the Institute was transferred from the CSIR to the Forestry Commission in 1980.In 1991, the name of the Institute was changed to Forestry Research Institute of Ghana to reflect the widening scope of its research activities. In 1993, by another Act of Parliament (Act 453) the Institute was reverted to the CSIR.
  • CSIR- Water Research Institute

    The Water Research Institute (WRI) is one of the 13 research institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is a public institution and was established in 1996 from the merger of the former Institute of Aquatic Biology (IAB) and the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) of the CSIR.
  • CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana

    Institute responsible for conducting research on forest resources and forest products
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB)

    This link leads to the site of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
  • Central University College

    The Central University College was founded by the International Central Gospel Church in Accra, Ghana. It started off as a pastoral training institute in 1988. It was then known as the Central Bible College by June 1991
  • Clearing House Mechanism of Belgium This link leads to the  website of the Belgian CHM which hosts the site for the Ghanaian CHM.
  • Climate Change Data Hub

     The climate data hub serves as an integrated information sharing portal on facts about actions Ghana is taking to tackle climate change and the benefits thereof. The data hub has 5 portals dedicated to Specific climate change themes and each portal provides up-to-date information.
  • Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana

    In June 1938 the Gold Coast Department of Agriculture established the Central Cocoa Research Station at Tafo to investigate problems of diseases and pests which had considerably reduced cocoa production in the Eastern Province. In 1944 it became the West African Cocoa Research Institute (WACRI) with a sub-station in Ibadan, Nigeria, and some research activities undertaken in Sierra Leone.
  • Conservation Alliance Ghana

    Conservation Alliance, (CA) is a not-for-profit non-governmental environmental organization. CA brings together the people and skills needed to build Africa’s capacity to conserve biodiversity through sound science, local initiatives and good governance. It also aims at assisting fringe communities in Africa in creating economic opportunities that result in improved wildlife and habitat management, and wealthier healthier communities.
  • Conservation International

    This link leads to the website of Conservation International. The Focal Point Ministry is collaborating with the Organization's branch in Ghana for the implementation of the CBD.
  • Conserving Lake Bosomtwe's flora and fauna

    This project was funded by the UNDP-GEF and its aim was to conserve the globally significant flora and fauna of the lake's basin.
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

    The CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for sustainable development with the funders of this work. The funders include Developing and Industrialized Country Governments, Foundations, and International and Regional Organizations.
  • Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

    As an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, CMS provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats. CMS brings together the States through which migratory animals pass, the Range States, and lays the legal foundation for internationally coordinated conservation measures throughout a migratory range.
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research was established by the Government in August 1958 to organize and co-ordinate scientific research in Ghana. Most of the research  carried  out by the council  are in the  area of  environment, especially  biodiversity use and conservation.
  • Countdown 2010

    Countdown 2010 collaborates closely with countries, regions, and civil society to help governments reduce biodiversity loss by 2010.
  • Critically Endamgered Species Found at Atewa

    The re-discovery of acritically endangered primate in Ghana.
  • Endangered Mammals, Africa

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  • Environmental Protection Agency The link leads to the website of the Environmental Protection Agency which exists to manage, protect and enhance the Ghana's environment through, regulation and setting of standards, as well as seeking common solutions to global environmental problems.
  • European Parliament

    The European Parliament is an important forum for political debate and decision-making at the EU level. The Members of the European Parliament are directly elected by voters in all Member States to represent people’s interests with regard to EU law-making and to make sure other EU institutions are working democratically.
  • FAO GM Foods Platform

    The FAO GM Foods Platform is an online platform to share information on safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants authorized in accordance with the Codex “Guideline for the conduct of food safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants (CAC/GL 45-2003, annex III adopted in 2008) ". The Platform also facilitates the effective utilization of food safety assessment in situations of Low Level Presence (LLP) of r-DNA plant materials in food.
  • Financial Mechanism and Resources

    Repository of financial resources related to the implementation of the CBD.  This includes information on how Contracting Parties can strengthen existing financial institutions to provide financial resources for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Biodiversity is essential for food security and nutrition. Thousands of interconnected species make up a vital web of biodiversity within the ecosystems upon which global food production depends. With the erosion of biodiversity, humankind loses the potential to adapt ecosystems to new challenges such as population growth and climate change. Achieving food security for all is intrinsically linked to the maintenance of biodiversity.
  • Forest Protection Amendment Act This is an Act to amend the Forest Protection Decree 1974 (NRCD 243) to provide for higher penalties for offences therein and to provide for related purposes.
  • Forest and Wildlife Policy of Ghana

    This page provides a link to Ghana's Policy on Forest and Wildlife which is implemented by the Forestry Commission of Ghana, under the Ministry of Lands Forestry and Mines.
  • Forestry Commission of Ghana

    The Forestry Commission of Ghana was set up to regulate utilization of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of those resources and the coordination of policies related to them. The Commission embodies the various public bodies and agencies that were individually implementing the functions of protection, management, the regulation of forest and wildlife resources.
  • Forestry Services Division The Forest Services Division is a Department under the Forestry Commission of Ghana and is responsible for the management of Forests in Ghana.
  • Frequently asked questions Many people, most of the time wonder what the term "biodiversity" means.  This page  offers a link to  a  page on the Belgian CHM  website where  the term has been vividly explained.
  • Freshwater Ecoregions of the World

    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World (FEOW) is a collaborative project providing the first global biogeographic regionalization of the Earth's freshwater biodiversity, and synthesizing biodiversity and threat data for the resulting ecoregions.
  • Friends of the Earth-Ghana

    Friends of the Earth Ghana was founded in 1986 and joined the membership of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), the world’s largest grassroot environmental network uniting 76 autonomous environmental organizations from all over the world. FoE-Ghana is a national non-governmental organization working in all the regions of Ghana.
  • Fulgoromorpha Lists On the Web

    Thw Fulgoromorpha list is knowledge and a taxonomy database dedicated to planthoppers. The objective is to synthesise and share all nomenclatural, taxonomic and bibliographical data about planthoppers to better preserve and organize the systematics expertise already acquired on this group.
  • Funding News- Conservation, Biodiversity and Wildlife

    The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.
  • GEF Funded Projects

    This link leads to other GEF funded project types in Ghana apart from projects funded by the Small Grants Programme as these have been given separate attention. These projects include those funded under the Enabling Activities, Medium-Sized Projects and Full-Sized Projects.[]=field_country:67
  • GEF Small Grant

    Ghana has benefitted from the GEF Small Grant throught a number of project fundings.
  • Ghana Atomic Energy Commission

    The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 204 of 1963, as the sole Agency in Ghana responsible for all matters relating to peaceful uses of atomic energy. The Act 204 was amended in 1993 by PNDC Law 308 mainly to enable it to create other institutes under the Commission. This amendment resulted in the creation of two other Institutes in addition to the National Nuclear Research Institute (NNRI) formerly Kwame Nkrumah Nuclear Research Institute (KNNRI). The two Institutes are the Radiation Protection Institute and the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI). The founding Act 204 of 1963 has been superseded by Act 588 of 2000 to make provision for GAEC to undertake commercialisation of its research and development results.
  • Ghana National Biodiversity Fourth National Report

    This report contains information on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Ghana as of 2008. It gives indication on Ghana's progress towards the 2010 targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Ghana Wildlife Society

    The Ghana Wildlife Society is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit making environmental organization which seeks to conserve wildlife in all its forms to ensure a better environment and improved quality of life for all people.
  • Ghana deforestation rates and related forestry figures

    Ghana: 24.3%- or about 5,517,000 hectares- of Ghana is forested. Of this, 6.4%- or roughly 353,000 hectares- is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse form of forest
  • Ghana: Environmental Profile

    Ghana has one of the stronger economies of sub- Saharan Africa due to its array of natural resources
  • Global Environmental Facility The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, is an independent financial organization that helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.The Global Environmental Facility (GEF)  provides grants to developing countries for projects that benefit the global environment and promote sustainable livelihoods in local communities.
  • Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

    The Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas is a product of collaboration by numerous scientists, organisations and projects active in freshwater biodiversity research and conservation.
  • Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

    Global soil biodiversity atlas is a joint venture between the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative and the European Commission Joint Research Centre. it is the first synthesis of global soil biodiversity research and its importance to our living world.
  • Grass Collections from Ghana

    This is the most comprehensive datasets on herbarium grass collections from Ghana. It includes 5498 specimen collections across Ghana. Data custodian is Prof. Alex Asase at the Department of Plant and Environmental Biology, University of Ghana.
  • GreenFacts

    The GreenFacts Initiative is a non-profit project with an independent Scientific Board and a non-advocacy policy. Our mission is to bring complex scientific consensus reports on health and the environment to the reach of non-specialists. GreenFacts publishes clear, faithful and verified summaries of existing scientific reports on health, the environment and sustainable development.
  • HerpNet

    HerpNET is a collaborative effort by natural history museums to establish a global network of herpetological collections data funded by the National Science Foundation and GBIF DIGIT grant. The mission of the HerpNET project is to bring 300 years of accumulated knowledge of the diversity of amphibians and reptiles on Earth into currency for science and society.
  • Important Bird Areas in Ghana

    This points to information on Important Bird Areas in Ghana
  • Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT)

    IBAT provides a basic risk screening on biodiversity. It draws together information on globally recognised biodiversity information drawn from a number of IUCN’s Knowledge Products. It is an interactive mapping tool that  decision-makers are able to easily access and use this up-to-date information to identify biodiversity risks and opportunities within or close to a project boundary.
  • Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) for Business

    IBAT is an interactive mapping tool that decision-makers are able to easily access and use the information to identify biodiversity risks.
  • Integrated Biodiversity Information System

    IBIS, the Integrated Biodiversity Information System, provides the infrastructure, applications and services supporting biodiversity informatics for the ANBG, CANB and their partnership with CSIRO Plant Industry, the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR).
  • International Year of the Potato The United Nations has declared  2008, the International of potato. This link gives more information on potato.
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

    The Act establishing the University defines its mandate, which essentially is to provide higher education, undertake research, disseminate knowledge and foster relationships with the outside persons and bodies. The strategic mandate of the University is derived from Science and Technology in its name.
  • List of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity This link leads to the list of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity as provided by the Secretariat of the Convention. It provides the status of each Party and also the date of ratification.
  • Major threats to Biodiversity

    Biodiversity has been observed to be threatened by some natural interventions, some of which are anthropogenic.  This page provided highlights on some of these interventions as outlined on the website of the Belgian Clearing House Mechanism.
  • Message by the United Nations Secretary General

    Through this message, the Secretary General to the United Nations expressed his views on biodiversity  and how it relates with agriculture.
  • Ministry of Fisheries The Ministry of promotes sustainable and thriving fisheries enterprises through research, technology, development, extension and other support services to Fishers, processors and traders and to fulfill its role in ensuring food security and poverty reduction. This link leads to the official site where the functions of the Ministry have been published in detail.
  • Ministry of Food and Agriculture

    The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana has been established (MOFA) to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technology development, effective extension and other support services to farmers, processors and traders for improved livelihood of Ghanaiana.
  • Ministry of Forestry, Lands and Mines The Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines exists to ensure the sustainable management and judicious utilisation of the nations Lands Forestry and Wildlife resources for Socio-economic development and equitable growth of Ghana.
  • Ministry of Trade, Industry, Private Sector Development and Presidential Special Initiative Ministry of Trade, Industry, Private Sector Development and Presidential Special Initiative has been set by the Government of Ghana to meet the challenges posed by the changing domestic and international trade environment. The Ministry also pursues proactive policies designed to create conditions for the renewal of Ghanaian industry and commerce.
  • National Biodiversity Authority, India

    The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) was established by the Central Government in 2003 to implement India’s Biological Diversity Act (2002). The NBA is a Statutory Body and it performs facilitative, regulatory and advisory functions for the Government of India on issues of conservation, sustainable use of biological resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources.
  • National Parks in Ghana

    This page provides a link to the site of the Forestry Commission of Ghana which features some information on key National Parks in Ghana.
  • Natural History Museum

    The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. A unique collection of more than 80 million specimens and unrivalled expertise are used to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. The museum welcomes more than five million visitors annually. This is a website of the Natural History Museum on biodiversity located in the UK which uncovers the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
  • Natural resource and biodiversity conservation in Ghana: the use of livelihoods support activities to achieve conservation objectives

    Globally, increasing human populations and poverty have dramatically accelerated the degradation of biodiversity as well as the depletion of natural resources. This has precipitated the urgent need for economic incentives such as livelihoods support activities (LSAs) for natural resource and biodiversity conservation in towns and villages located near protected areas.
  • Nature Conservation Research Centre Ghana

    NCRC’s current work (2008-2012) is focused in three strategic areas: Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation (NCRC is becoming a West-African leader for actions to mitigate global climate change using practical, community-based interventions in rural Ghana and countries in their regions), Capacity-Building and Mentoring (NCRC’s success in community-based initiatives has prompted many requests to provide mentoring and capacity-building assistance to sister conservation organisations in Ghana and other West African countries) and Ecotourism (NCRC has been recognized by the World Tourism Organisation, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and others as a global leader in the field of rural tourism development).
  • Netherlands Clearing House Mechanism Ghana has been in cooperation with the Netherlands Clearing House Mechanism since November, 2007.
  • Netherlands Clearing House Mechanism This link leads to the site of the Netherlands Clearing House Mechanism.  The  Netherlands  CHM  has been in cooperation with the Ghanaian CHM  since 2007.
  • New, Rare and Threatened Species in the Atiwa Forest of Ghana This link leads to a brief information on a survey carried out by Conservation International in one of Ghana's forest reserves, the "Atiwa Forest" which is in the Eastern Region of Ghana. This is one of the  sensitivity ecosystems in Ghana.
  • Oceans and Law of the Sea

    This website contains information that seeks to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Press ReIease for the 2008 International Day for Biological Diversity

    Every year, the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity produces a press release to the public as a way of throwing more light on the theme chosen for the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). This page takes readers to the press release for the 2008 IDB celebration.
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

    This link leads to the site of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Site for the national training course for the CHM in Ghana A National training course on the use of the CHM for and by key partners for the Ghanaian CHM has been organised from 12 - 16 November 2007. This link will help the participants of the training to access the training site.
  • Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

    The status and trends; whether threatened, endemic, declining or prominent in floral, amphibian, reptilian, avian, and mammalian species in various ecosystems in Ghana are presented.
  • Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

    The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, held from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, adopted a revised and updated Strategic Plan for Biodiversity for the 2011-2020 period. The national NBSAPs are to be linked to this strategic plan.
  • Sustainable Land Use and Conservation of Forest and Biodiversity This project was initiated in Ghana in 2000 by Friends of the Earth - Ghana in three ecological zones, namely; moist evergreen forest, moist semi deciduous forest and the  northern  savannah.  It aimed at promoting proper land use and halting desertification.
  • Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation

    The Swiss Agency for Development cooperation (SDC) provides multilingual information on Biodiversity

    The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
  • The Act establishing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana The Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1994 Act 490 gives details of the establishment and functions of the EPA which is the regulatory body for environmental issues in Ghana.
  • The Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS)

    The Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS), Conservation International's hub of scientific research, provides research and analysis that strengthen conservationists' ability to identify and respond to threats against earth’s biodiversity.
  • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna

    Trade in species are regulated by this convention. Countries who have ratified this convention ensure that international  trade in species are monitored and sustainably managed in a manner that does not threaten their survival
  • The European Environmental Agency (EEA)

    The European Environmental Agency (EEA) publishes reports on biodiversity changes.
  • The Field Museum

    The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.This link gives information about Field Museum and its activities that relate biodiversity.
  • The Forestry Commission of Ghana

    The Forestry Commission of Ghana is under the Ministry of Forestry, Lands and Mines and its main role is to implement Ghana´s policies on Forest, Lands and Mines.
  • The Forestry Services Division The Forestry Services Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for the management of the country's forest resources.
  • The International Union for Conservation of Nature

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), created in 1948, comprises both government and civil society organizations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enhances human progress, economic development and nature conservation.
  • The International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) The International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) supports scientific research; manages field projects all over the world; and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) The mandate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana is to ensure food security in a sustainable manner. This link leads to the website of the Ministry where the detailed functions have been explained.
  • The Ministry of Justice and Attorney General The Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, exists to entrench at the core of the body politic and abiding respect for the Rule of Law and a constant observance of human Rights, to ensure equality of access to Justice and treatment before the Law for all citizens, to promote by law social justice to facilitate the operations of a fair, efficient and transparent legal system and to propagate a culture of due process and legality for these purposes.
  • The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment was formed when the former Ministry of Environment and Science was realigned and the environment  unit  was  merged  with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. The Ministry is currently the Focal Point for the CBD in Ghana.
  • The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Presential Initiative The Ministry of Trade and Industry has overall responsibility for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of Ghana's internal and external trade. It is the sector ministry that ensures that Ghana derives maximum benefit from internal trade relations and that domestic trade is conducted in a smooth and orderly manner. The Ministry seeks to strengthen trade relations with all friendly countries on a most-favoured nation basis consistent with her membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The promotion of trade with other developing countries particularly, our sister African countries continue to be a major concern in the endeavour to enlarge Ghana's global market and enhance South-South co-operation.
  • The New York Botanical Garden

    The New York Botanical Garden is a world leader in plant research and conservation, using traditional and cutting-edge tools to discover, understand, and preserve Earth’s vast botanical diversity.This link gives information about plant research and conservation done by New York Botanical Garden.
  • The Reptile Database

    This database provides a catalogue of all living reptile species and their classification. The database covers all living snakes, lizards, turtles, amphisbaenians, tuataras, and crocodiles. Currently there are more than 10,000 species including another 2,800 subspecies (statistics). The database focuses on taxonomic data, i.e. names and synonyms, distribution and type data and literature references.
  • The Rufford Foundation: Small grant

    The Rufford Foundation is a charity established specifically for the development of Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (RSGs).
  • The Text of the Convention

    This link leads to the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity in the website of the convention.
  • The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)

    The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) was held from June 3 through June 14, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Five major agreements on global environmental issues were signed. Two of these, the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity, were formal treaties whose provisions are binding on the parties. The Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature from June 3 through June 14, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ghana was the 12th of the 157 countries which signed the Convention during the the Earth Summit, Subsequently, she has since August 1994, ratified the Convention .
  • The United Nations Environment Programme Ghana has been working closely with UNEP in project implementation in the area of biodiversity and biosafety. This URL lead to the website of UNEP which has been encouraging partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
  • The United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP - WCMC) Through its affiliation with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Ghana benefits from the cooperation between UNEP and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). This is a collaboration between UK-based charity, WCMC 2000 and the United Nations Environment Programme. The collaboration allows both organizations to achieve far more than could be delivered by each independently.

    The URL below leads to the website of the UNEP-WCMC
  • The Wildife Society

    The Wildlife Society is an international organization founded in 1937. It is committed to addressing national and international issues that affect the current and future status of wildlife in North America and throughout the world.
  • The Wildlife Division The Wildlife Division is one of the three divisions of the reconstituted Forestry Commission. It began as a branch of the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for wildlife issues. In 1965, it became a full-fledged line agency of the Ministry of Forestry known as the Department of Game and Wildlife, which later changed to Wildlife Department after the adoption of the Forestry and Wildlife Policy of 1994.
  • The World Conservation Union (IUCN)

    The World Conservation Union (IUCN) leads to the Species Survival Commission, including the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:
  • Third World Network (TWN) Africa

    TWN-Africa was established in 1994 under Ghanaian law as a non-profit company limited by guarantee. It is the autonomous Africa section of Third World Network (TWN), an independent non-profit coalition of organizations and individuals engaged in advocacy on issues related to development, environment and North-South affairs. It seeks a greater articulation of the needs and rights of the peoples of the South, especially marginalized social groups, a fair distribution of the world's resources and forms of development which are ecologically sustainable and fulfill human needs.
  • Tne State of Biodiversity in Ghana: Knowledge Gaps and Prioritization

    Biodiversity conservation in tropical countries is of great importance due to high levels of endemism. Over the past century, Ghana has reserved over 300 ecologically important areas for biodiversity conservation, and a national strategy for this purpose has been developed under the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Tropenbos International(TBI)

    TBI is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the Netherlands. It was established in 1986 in response to the ongoing concern about the disappearance and degradation of tropical rain forests worldwide. Part of its mission was to mobilize the research capacity and knowledge of Dutch universities and it focused initially on the establishment of research programmes in a number of tropical forest countries. Now a programme of research, capacity building and institutional development, we run programmes in the Congo Basin (Cameroon and DR Congo), Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Suriname. Additionally we support projects in Guyana and Bolivia.
  • UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves

    Composed of 669 biosphere reserves in 120 countries, including 16 transboundary sites, the WNBR of the MAB Programme promotes North-South and South-South collaboration and represents a unique tool for international co-operation through sharing knowledge, exchanging experiences, building capacity and promoting best practices.
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification support countries in translating the Convention into action and achieving Land Degradation Neutrality at the national level.
  • United Nations Development Programme The United Nationa Development Programme is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The Organization is working with Ghana in finding the country's own solutions to global and national development challenges.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) The UNDP office in Ghana has been a project implementing partner with Ghana over the years. A notable project is the "National Capacity Self Assessment" programme. Currently UNDP is assisting Ghana to prepare the fourth National Biodiversity report.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    UNEP was established after the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in 1972 in Stalkhom, Sweden. Since then, Ghana has  been implementing all the environmentally related conventions such as CBD, CMS, CITES, UNFCCC, UNCCD etc with this international body. Several projects have been carried out by way of implementing these conventions and these have led to the improvement of the lives of the people of Ghana and also have improved the quality of the environment of the country.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    Ghana has been implementing a number of projects with the United Nations Environment Programme since ratifying the convention. Among the projects implemented are: the development of National Biodiversity and Action Plan, Second Biodiversity National Reporting, Third Biodiversity National  Reporting, Country Report on Biodiversity.

    Currently Ghana is going to commence a project on the review of the National Biodiveristy Plan and the strengthening of the National CHM in collaboration with UNEP.



  • United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre

    This leads to the site of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme, the world's foremost intergovernmental environmental organization, and WCMC 2000 a UK-based charity.
  • United Nations Forum of Forest (UNFF)

    UNFF Mandate
    In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

    The Forum has universal membership, and is composed of all Member States of the United Nations andspecialized agencies.
  • United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change

    In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as a framework for international cooperation to combat climate change by limiting average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and coping with impacts that were, by then, inevitable.
  • University for Development Studies

    UDS was established in May 1992 by the Government of Ghana to “blend the academic world with that of the community in order to provide constructive interaction between the two for the total development of Northern Ghana, in particular, and the country as a whole
  • University of Cape Coast

    The University of Cape Coast is an equal opportunity University that is uniquely placed to provide quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programmes that challenge learners to be creative, innovative and morally responsible citizens.
  • University of Education, Winneba

    The University of Education, Winneba is mandated to produce professional educators to spearhead a national vision of education, redirecting Ghana's effort along the path of rapid economic and social development.
  • University of Ghana

    The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.
  • WRI receives recognition for improved tilapia strain

    The Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was adjudge the winner of the National Best Agriculture Researcher award during the 28th National Farmers Day 2012 celebration held at Abokobi in the Greater Accra Region.
  • Water Resources Commission

    The Water Resources Commission (WRC) was established in 1996 with the mandate to regulate and manage Ghana's water resources and co-ordinate government policies in relation to them. Ownership and control of all water resources are vested in the President on behalf of the people, and the WRC is defined as the overall body responsible for water resources management in Ghana.
  • Wetlands International

    Wetlands International’s mission is “to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity for future generations”. In order to fullfil our mission, we have adopted the following four long-term strategic global goals: 

    • Global Goal 1: Stakeholders and decision makers are well-informed about the status and trends of wetlands, their biodiversity and priorities for action
    • Global Goal 2: The functions and values of wetlands are recognised and integrated into sustainable development 
    • Global Goal 3: Conservation and sustainable use of wetlands is achieved through integrated water resource management and coastal zone management
    • Global Goal 4: Large scale, strategic initiatives result in improved conservation status of species, habitats and ecological networks
  • Wildbook: Software to Combat Extinction

    Wildbook blends structured wildlife research with artificial intelligence, citizen science, and computer vision to speed population analysis and develop new insights to help fight extinction.
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries and Ramsar Sites This page provides a link to Ghana's Forestry Commission's Website  which gives  information  on Wildlife  Sanctuaries and  Ramsar  Sites  in  Ghana.
  • World Bank The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It is not a bank in the common sense. They are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries including Ghana.
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    This site provides information on ecosystems and biodiversity.
  • World Conservation Union

    This link leads to the site of the World Conservation Union, which is the world’s largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 83 States, 110 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership.

    The Union’s mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
  • World Wide Fund for Nature

    WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Given limited resources, restricted funds and the fact that we're running out of time, WWF is focusing most of its current efforts on 14 global initiatives. To achieve this, we are working with our many partners to:  Save biodiversity, and Reduce humanity’s impact on natural habitats. We are strategically focusing on conserving critical places and critical species that are particularly important for their habitat or for people.
  • World's largest database of Ants

    This site contains the world's largest online collection of images, specimens and natural history information of ants. It is open to anyone who can provide specime records, natural history comments and images. It illustrates the incedible ants (family formicidae) by providing over 112000 high coloured species.
  • iNaturalist

    iNaturalist is a nature app that helps you identify the plants and animals around you.With a community of over 750,000 scientists and naturalists the app makes it easy to help users learn more about nature.

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  • 100 Scholarships for Doctoral and Master’s Students in Africa

    MOUNAF (Mobilité Universitaire en Afrique) is a project for academic mobility funded by the European Union under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. This action aims to internationalize evaluation systems, master programs and doctoral research within African universities through academic mobility.
  • A new, endangered species of canopy tree from the evergreen forests of Ghana and Liberia, Synsepalum ntimii (Sapotaceae)

    Botanical surveys in Ghana yielded numerous new species, including saplings of what proved to be a tall, canopy tree. After several years, adults with flowers and fruits were found.
  • Africa cocoa industry failing on deforestation pledge – campaigners

    About a year ago, a group of Chocolate Giants from Europe, at a meeting in London, pledged to end deforestation due to cocoa production by 2018. This pledge was supported by the governments of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire to put in measures to ensure that these targets are met. This is yet to see the light of day since biodiversity continues to decline with the major drivers being agriculture and illegal mining. The latest threat being poaching.
  • Building Capacity for Conservation & Resource Management in Africa

    Why this conference is needed: conservation organisations and agencies in Africa are faced with a growing diversity of environmental issues. Sustainable solutions to these problems will require actions to be implemented by strong organisations and communities with the skills, knowledge and data to undertake a broad range of technical and process-based activities.
  • Building Capacity for Conservation & Resource Management in Africa

    Why this conference is needed: conservation organisations and agencies in Africa are faced with a growing diversity of environmental issues. Sustainable solutions to these problems will require actions to be implemented by strong organisations and communities with the skills, knowledge and data to undertake a broad range of technical and process-based activities.
  • Building Capacity for Conservation & Resource Management in Africa

    Why this conference is needed: conservation organisations and agencies in Africa are faced with a growing diversity of environmental issues. Sustainable solutions to these problems will require actions to be implemented by strong organisations and communities with the skills, knowledge and data to undertake a broad range of technical and process-based activities.
  • Bushmeat guide ‘unrealistic about commercial hunting’'

    Conservation biologists studying the effects of bushmeat hunting in Africa have criticised a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report for making unrealistic claims about the chances of protecting wildlife from commercial hunters.
  • Business meets biodiversity to conserve and value Africa’s ecosystems

    This is a very interesting time in Africa. The continent is uniquely endowed with vast and varied natural resources, perhaps capable of supporting twice its current human population. Yet the economic realities of most African countries suggest otherwise
  • Civil Society worried about depletion of Ghana's forests Ghana's recent impressive annual growth rate of between six and seven percent cannot be sustained if the rate of depletion of the country's natural resources and environment are not checked....
  • Colloqium at Forestry Research Institute of Ghana

    Colloqium at FORIG

  • Colloqium at Forestry Research Institute of Ghana

    Colloqium at FORIG
  • Decline of Ghana’s zoos due to depleting wildlife reserves

    Land degradation has destroyed a wide range of wildlife habitats over decades. The clearances of land through the destruction of fertile soils and removal of trees in cultivated areas have reduced available food and shelter for breeding habitats. Which for decades supplied zoos in Ghana with a variety of endangered animals. The degradation of forest lands and the loss of biodiversity in Ghana have risen rapidly in recent times due to human causes.
  • Department Of Plant and Environmental Biology Hosts Workshop on Biodiversity Information Needs for Ghana
  • Early Career Essay Competition

    Do you have an interest and something to say about biodiversity and conservation? Are you an early career researcher or practitioner? Do you have a provocative idea on how we can improve biodiversity research and practice?
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems

    TROPIMUNDO is an EC-funded and excellence-labebeled Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems which allows students to specialize in a variety of areas from flora and fauna to management of databases.
  • Farmers demand end to destruction of cocoa trees by Ghana Rubber Estate Ltd

    Cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region are demanding an end to the destruction of cocoa trees to make way for rubber plantations.
  • Farmers urged to embrace Biotechnology

    Stakeholder’s engagement with farmers on the topic “The Role of Modern Tech Improving Agricultural Productivity and Livelihood” in Kpong in the Eastern Region.
  • First 2018 CHM Training Workshop

    The 2018 CHM Training workshop was held at the National Biosafetey Authority conference room, attended by 17 participants.
  • Focus Group Workshop On Draft National Biodiversity Strategy And Action Plan (NBSAP)

    Ghana is currently in the process of reviewing its NBSAP and the process has got to the stage where focus group discussions are being held on the draft document.
  • Ghana risks importing Timber from Liberia – Lumber Traders warn

    The Director of Communications for the Domestic Lumber Traders Association of Ghana, Anthony Partey Asare, has said the Association is contemplating importing lumber from Liberia since the lumber from Ghana’s forests are fast losing their quality.
  • Ghana, 24th Country to Sign International Treaty on Genetic Resources

    The Nagoya Protocol and Access to Genetic Resources and Benefits Sharing was adopted in Nagoya, Japan during the Cop 10 in October, 2010.

    It has been opened for signature and Ghana signed it on Friday, May 20, 2011.
  • Hunting Closed Season

    The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission (WD-FC) has announced that the close season for hunting and capturing of wild animals will commence from August 1, 2018 and end on December 1, 2018.
  • International Conference on Forests and Rural Livelihoods

    PENews 2010-3 (December): Setting the stage for our events in London


    PENews 2010-3 (December): Setting the stage for our events in London



  • International Policy Conference on Poverty and Environment


    PEN to host final science workshop and international policy conference at The Royal Society in London in June 2011
  • Mainstream biodiversity to national development agenda – Stakeholders

    Stakeholders at a two-day national workshop have underscored the need for duty-bearers to mainstream biodiversity into decision making at the national and local levels because of its significant economic benefits for livelihoods and poverty reduction.
  • Natural Resources depletion costs Ghana $520 million annually

    A research conducted by The Stateman, by courtesy of the World Bank
  • Natural resources depletion costs Ghana $520 million dollars

    A research conducted by Statesman reveals that the degradation of agriculturalsoils,forests and savannah woodlands, coastal fisheries, wildlife resources, and the Lake Volta's environment are estimated to cost at least $520 million annually
  • Researchers to Release Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Africa for First Time

    Scientists in Burkina Faso have been granted permission by the government to release genetically engineered mosquitoes as a key step in the broader efforts to use bioengineering to eliminate malaria in the region.
  • Scientific Writing & Authorship Skills Workshop

    Information Training & Outreach Center for Africa ITOCA in collaboration with GINKS are pleased to announce a Scientific Writing and Athourship workshop.The objective of the workshop is provide participants with the opportunity to refine their scientific writing skills in an interactive, practical way.
  • Spatial Ecology & Conservation 3

    Welcome to the third conference on Spatial Ecology & Conservation (SEC3) - a unique series of meetings that explore how spatial ecological analyses and technologies can be used to underpin conservation action
  • Spatial Ecology & Conservation 3

    Welcome to the third conference on Spatial Ecology & Conservation (SEC3) - a unique series of meetings that explore how spatial ecological analyses and technologies can be used to underpin conservation action
  • Spatial Ecology & Conservation 3

    Welcome to the third conference on Spatial Ecology & Conservation (SEC3) - a unique series of meetings that explore how spatial ecological analyses and technologies can be used to underpin conservation action
  • This year's ban on fishing postponed to 2019

    Cabinet has decided to postpone the one month ban on all fishing activities in Ghana, which was expected to start August 7, 2018 to next year.
  • Training workshop in CHM Clearing-house is based on the philosophy that broad participation and easy access must be a top priority. Its database can therefore be tapped through both traditional and electronic means of communication. Special efforts are made to ensure the participation of indigenous communities, whose unique knowledge and expertise are so important.
  • Tropical forests may soon hinder, not help, climate change effort

    Forests in tropical regions could soon become a source of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming and hampering efforts to meet the main goal in the Paris Agreement of 2015.
  • UNDP Partners Stakeholders on CREMA Implementation in Ghana

    There are increasing calls for the involving of local ocmmunities in the management and governance of protected areas in Ghana. In response to that, the Forestry Commission through the Collaborative Resource Managment Policy is implementing the Community Resource Management Areas (CREMA) concept in off-reserve areas in Ghana. Whilst there are various CREAMAs being developed, there exists a challenge on how to sustain these initiatives.

    The National Dialogue on CREMA implementation meeting was therefore organized by UNDP with support from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, international NGOs and other partners to bring stakeholders together to build sustainable models to ensure the viability of CREMAs in Ghana. The meeting brought together various stakeholders from research institutions, communities, local and national NGOs, traditional authorities and private sector.
  • Vaccines and design against Ebola

    Last August, the WHO declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a “public health emergency of international concern”. The epidemic, with over 22,000 cases across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and almost 8,800 likely victims, is the biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded.
  • World Biodiversity Day