National Wetland Policy: Ghana

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Abstract

Wetland ecosystems in Ghana constitute about 10% of the country’s total land surface, comprising marine/coastal, inland, and man-made systems. To protect and drive the sustainable use of these resources, Ghana instituted a National Wetland Strategy in 1999. This encyclopedia entry is summarized from the full Strategy document.

Keywords

Ghana Wetland policy Wise use 

References

  1. Republic of Ghana. Managing Ghana’s wetlands: a national wetlands conservation strategy. Republic of Ghana, Ministry of Lands and Forestry. 1999a. http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-documents-wurl-policies--managing-ghana-s/main/ramsar/1-31-116-162%5E21180_4000_0__. Accessed 11 Oct 2014.
  2. Republic of Ghana. National land policy. Republic of Ghana, Ministry of Lands and Forestry. 1999b. http://www.rspo-in-ghana.org/sitescene/custom/userfiles/file/NATIONAL__LAND_POLICY_.pdf. Accessed 11 Oct 2014.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Water Security Network, University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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