Inventory of species in ex-situ conservation in Ghana
The species found in ex-situ conservation in Ghana fall into two broad categories, namely (i) captive bred animals and (ii) artificially propagated plants.
(i) Captive bred animals
A large number of species are bred in the country under agricultural and aquaculture programmes. In the freshwater ecosystem, breeding and selection of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) for faster growth and mass production of fingerlings for fish farmers have been undertaken by the Fishery Division of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, NGOs, and the Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
The collections of cryopreserved spermatozoa from fish species are anticipated to be used for some conservation and breeding programs of finfish species.
Please refer to the table on "fish species in ex-situ conservation within Ghana".
(ii) Artificially (Culturally) propagated plants
Several researches have been undertaken into appropriate vegetative propagation of some tree crops and vegetables in Ghana.