Navigation Links
New, rare and threatened species discovered in Ghana
Date:12/6/2007

eyed the 58,472 acre (23,665 hectare) Atewa tract in south-eastern Ghana, just two hours from the capital Accra. The scientists found an intact forest ecosystem, which is unusual and significant for West Africa, where most forests are highly fragmented and disturbed.

The RAP, sponsored by Alcoa World Alumina LLC, provides information for policymakers and other stakeholders in deciding how to balance development with protecting important biodiversity that benefits local communities and the global ecosystem.

Established as a national forest reserve in 1926, and since as one of Ghanas Globally Significant Biodiversity Areas, Atewas importance has long been recognized because it contains the headwaters of three river systems, essential sources of domestic, agricultural and industrial water for local communities and many of Ghanas major population centers, including Accra.

In their final report, scientists called for the government to upgrade the areas protection status such as to a National Park, create of a buffer zone around the park and develop a management plan that includes conversation measures and economic development strategies compatible with conservation goals.

The report points to eco-tourism as an optimal industry to develop because of Atewas beauty, richness in species and close proximity to the capital city. Another solution cited is Payment for Ecosystem Services or carbon credits. The economic values of the services provided by Atewa would be calculated and payments for these services made to the communities as a mechanism to protect the forest and watershed.

While this forest has long been known to harbor a high number of species and to serve as an essential source of water for local villages and for Accra, it is only recently that the global importance of this reserve has been confirmed, said Okyeame Ampadu-Agyei, CI-Ghana country director. We must quickly take action to protect the incredible di
'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Bruce
sbruce@conservation.org
703-341-2471
Conservation International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Freshwater supplies threatened in central Pacific
2. Smithsonian scientists working to save microscopic threatened species
3. Research shows loggerhead sea turtles threatened by small-scale fishing operations
4. New continent and species discovered in Atlantic study
5. Emphasis on conifer forests places multiple species at risk
6. One species entire genome discovered inside anothers
7. How the plant immune system can drive the formation of new species
8. Student study bolsters case for adding a rare sunflower to the endangered species list
9. Ecologist finds dire devastation of snake species following floods of 93, 95
10. Smithsonian scientists help lead effort to barcode worlds species
11. Species still have more viable offspring if they can choose their best mate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/19/2015)... 19, 2015 Research ... addition of the  "Genetic Testing Market Outlook ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,A recent report, Genetic Testing ... of the current and future genetic testing ... their working principles and types are covered ...
(Date:5/14/2015)... NEW YORK , May 14, 2015 ... specializing in identity verification and online remote ... Instructure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company and creator ... Shared customers of the two companies will ... Proctortrack in Canvas. As a ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... N.Y. , May 11, 2015 Curemark ... announced the start of a new Phase III double ... of its novel formulation, CM-AT, on all children ages ... of its FDA Phase III double blinded clinical trial ... had low levels of the digestive enzyme chymotrypsin. This ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018 2Verificient and Instructure Announce Alliance Partnership to Provide Online Proctoring for K-12 and Higher Education Institutions 2Curemark, LLC, Launches New Phase III Trial in Expanded Population of Children with Autism 2
... Geosphere articles posted online 16 July 2012 include ... Earth,s Surface: Applications of Airborne and Terrestrial LiDAR in ... Southern Alaskan Orogen"; and "Origin and Evolution of the ... California; Cofre de Perote volcano, Mexico; Mammoth Mountain and ...
... Department of the Navy has initiated a project designed ... The tree is called fadang by the region,s indigenous ... known as cycads. Cycads are represented by about 300 ... of plants worldwide. "This will be the first cycad ...
... , WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 17, 2012 -- What is the ... discoveries and new insights that lead to innovations like the ... entire new industries like biotechnology. It is also the ... of this research who are among the most capable ...
Cached Biology News:Geosphere: How geology, technology, modeling, and mapping see into Earth's past and present 2Geosphere: How geology, technology, modeling, and mapping see into Earth's past and present 3Geosphere: How geology, technology, modeling, and mapping see into Earth's past and present 4Geosphere: How geology, technology, modeling, and mapping see into Earth's past and present 5Geosphere: How geology, technology, modeling, and mapping see into Earth's past and present 6Guam conservation efforts progress 2New video series highlights the people who fuel America's innovation pipeline 2New video series highlights the people who fuel America's innovation pipeline 3
(Date:5/21/2015)... SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" or the "Company") (TSX-V: SQD; ... proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics, today ... fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015. ... with our existing customers and to develop new opportunities," ... SQI. "The delivery of a fully automated sqidlite™ system ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 ... sequencing, has announced a partnership with PicnicHealth, a ... for patients. Participants diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease ... well as a complementary uBiome research kit. Both ... 2014. , For more information ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 2015  CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR ), ... oncology, today announced positive updated results from its ... the treatment of unresectable glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a ... trial is designed to investigate the preliminary efficacy ... have progressed following prior treatment with surgery, radiation ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... Tunnell Consulting, Inc. today ... senior statistician and Principal, a position to which she ... management and analysis of complex and large data sets ... “We’re delighted to have Julia join the Tunnell team ... Dr. Philippe Cini, Group Vice President and leader of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SQI Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 2SQI Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 3SQI Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 4SQI Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 5SQI Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 6SQI Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 7SQI Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 8uBiome Partners with PicnicHealth 2uBiome Partners with PicnicHealth 3CytRx Reports Positive Updated Phase 2 Aldoxorubicin Clinical Trial Results in Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Cancer) 2CytRx Reports Positive Updated Phase 2 Aldoxorubicin Clinical Trial Results in Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Cancer) 3CytRx Reports Positive Updated Phase 2 Aldoxorubicin Clinical Trial Results in Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Cancer) 4CytRx Reports Positive Updated Phase 2 Aldoxorubicin Clinical Trial Results in Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Cancer) 5CytRx Reports Positive Updated Phase 2 Aldoxorubicin Clinical Trial Results in Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Cancer) 6CytRx Reports Positive Updated Phase 2 Aldoxorubicin Clinical Trial Results in Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Cancer) 7Julia O’Neill Joins Tunnell Consulting’s Operational and Process Improvement Practice 2
... June 17 MedPredict has published a,new report ... and,biotech companies with a stake in the market ... report, entitled "Thought Leader Insight &,Analysis: Alzheimer,s Disease," ... of physician thought leaders actively involved in ongoing,research., ...
... June 17 , - First World Allergy ... Increase in Allergies and Allergic Diseases, The ... Report on,the extent of allergy and chronic respiratory ... called for immediate collaboration to tackle the current,escalation ...
... Biomarker ... Industry, PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 17 ... for,businesses and professionals, announced today the launch of,BIOMARKERcenter, ... solution will be the first to provide the,pharmaceutical ...
Cached Biology Technology:Thought Leaders Discuss Positive Outlook for Bapineuzumab in Alzheimer's Disease in MedPredict Report 2World Allergy Organization Highlights Global Allergy Impact 2Thomson Reuters Launches New Biomarkers Solution 2
TRIzol Reagents are ready-to-use monophasic solutions of phenol and guanidine isothiocyanate suitable for isolating total RNA DNA and proteins (16)....
Anti-ZFP-38/RU49 Family: Zinc Finger Peptide Sequence: SVKVEDKDFPSTCSKK...
UltraPure DNase/RNase-Free Distilled Water is designed for use in all molecular biology applications. It is 0.1-m membrane-filtered and tested for DNase and RNase activity....
...
Biology Products: