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Editors: David M. Nanang (Lands and Economic Development Sector, Indian and Northern Affairs, Canada) Thompson K. Nunifu ( Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Canada)
Book Description:
As with many developing countries, Ghana relies heavily on the extraction of its renewable natural resources such as forests, wildlife, soil and water to meet its economic growth and other social development objectives. As a result, the pressure on these natural systems is enormous and has led to serious resource degradation in many areas of the country. Through theoretical concepts, applied research and case studies, this book examines the biophysical, social and economic dimensions of renewable natural resources management in Ghana.

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Table of Contents:
Preface
Book Summary

Part I: Forest Resources, pp. 1-2
(Thompson K. Nunifu, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development)

Chapter 1. Towards sustainable forest management in Ghana, pp. 3-24
(David M. Nanang, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service)

Chapter 2. Threats to protected forest areas: The case of illegal farming in south-western Ghana, pp. 25-40
(Noble T. Donkor, Canadian University College; Charles E. Owubah, World Vision-Zambia; and Richard D. Nsenkyire, Samartex Timber & Plywood Co. Ltd)

Chapter 3. A conceptual framework of plantation development, pp. 41-57
(Francis K. Salifu, Suncor Energy and Isaac G. Amponsah, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development)

Chapter 4. Growth and management of teak (Tectona grandis Linn F.) plantations in Ghana, pp. 59-82
(Thompson K. Nunifu, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development)

Part II: Wildlife Resources, pp. 83-84
(Noble T. Donkor, Canadian University College)

Chapter 5. Bushmeat crisis and wildlife conservation in Ghana: towards a sustainable future, pp. 85-107
(Noble T. Donkor, Canadian University College)

Chapter 6. Hunting and trading in bushmeat Northern Ghana, pp. 109-120
(Oscar I. Aalangdong, University for Development Studies, Tamale)

Chapter 7. Wildlife conservation and sustainable development in rural communities in Ghana: the case of giant African snails in the Bia Biosphere Reserve, pp. 121-140
(Stephen A. Asamoah, Policy Analyst, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa)

Part III: Community-based natural resource management, pp. 141-142
(David M. Nanang, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service)

Chapter 8. Claims and realities of community-based water resources management: A case study of rural fisheries in Ghana, pp. 143-163
(Jennifer Hauck and Eva Youkhana, Centre for Development Research, Germany)

Chapter 9. Community involvement in wildlife conservation in Northern Ghana, pp. 165-182
(Oscar I. Aalangdong, G. Poreku, U. Abdul-Razaq and A. A. Anchiihe, University for Development Studies, Tamale)

Chapter 10. Community-based conservation in Ghana: A case of local management of the Afadjato and Agumatsa Forest Conservation Area in Ghana, pp. 183-203
(Erasmus H. Owusu, Zoology Department, Univesity of Ghana)

Part IV: Economics of natural resource management, pp. 205-207
(David M. Nanang, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service)

Chapter 11. Natural resource valuation and analysis with applications to Ghana, pp. 209-246
(David M. Nanang, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service)

Chapter 12. Estimating the economic value of recreation at the Kakum National Park, Ghana, pp. 247-267
(David M. Nanang, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service and Erasmus H. Owusu, Zoology Department, University of Ghana)

Chapter 13. Analyses of the causes of deforestation in Ghana: An econometric approach, pp. 269-292
(David M. Nanang, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service and Emmanuel K. Yiridoe, Nova Scotia Agricultural College)

Chapter 14. Meeting socioeconomic objectives in Ghana’s sardinella fishery, pp. 293-308
(Megan Bailey, University of British Columbia; Samuel Quaatey, Ministry of Fisheries; A. K. Armah, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries; Jennifer Jacquet, United Nations Environment Programme; Ahmed Khan, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Jackie Alder, United Nations Environment Programme and U. Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia)

Chapter 15. Ghana’s trade in forest products: Analyses of export demand and its policy implications, pp. 309-328
(David M. Nanang, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service)

Annex 1: Administrative and tourist map of Ghana, pp. 329
Annex 2: Natural vegetation zones of Ghana, pp. 331
Annex 3: List of Contributors, pp. 333-335

Index pp.347-354

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 354pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-020-6
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