Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

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My connection with Ghana began rather unexpectedly (and as it turned out, rather humorously) more than ten years ago. We already had South Africa, Zambia and Uganda under our belts, but my clients’ request for the next year came right out of the blue: Ghana! I must admit that I was astonished as I had never considered Ghana a potential birding destination, nor knew of any birders who had ever been there. What makes Ghana so special? Birding Ghana rainforest

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Moving to Ghana

Elephant Journal

Moving to Ghana is an important stage and often full of unforeseen events. If the size of your move and the distance allow it, it is usually cheaper to organize your own move. However, when it comes to a large volume or long distance move, it is best to let the experts take care of […].

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GHANA – Upper Guinea Forest Birding at its best!

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Through his extensive travels, Chris has come to know Ghana very well and shares why this West African country should be high on every birder’s bucket list. Giant Kingfisher – A fairly localised bird in Ghana Shining Blue Kingfisher – A speciality of forested rivers and can be found in Mole NP Then just as we thought there was time to draw our breath our ears were instead drawn to a rare gem indeed as our pulses race to the loud almost “meowing” call of a Congo Serpent Eagle.

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Abu Dhabi Social Responsibility Firm Plans Organic Farm in Ghana

Green Prophet

While many companies in the Middle East are grabbing land throughout Africa to buffer resource scarcity, Abu Dhabi-based firm Nahtam has plans to plant an organic farm in Ghana to offset carbon and create jobs. So instead of planting trees in Abu Dhabi, where high temperatures, excess sunlight, and water scarcity would make such a project very expensive and potentially open to failure, the firm has set its sights on a 4,000 acre plot of land in Accra, Ghana instead.

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Israel’s Energy Industries Wins Power From Garbage Contract in Ghana

Green Prophet

Energy Industries, a company which specializes in converting energy from plants and other organic material, was awarded a contract to construct a plant in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city, to create electric power from natural gas extracted from a large landfill. one can only wonder if projects like this one in Ghana will help reverse the ongoing results of climate change. Energy climate change solutions Energy Industries garbage Ghana natural gas

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Finding our Strength in a Hospital in Ghana.

Elephant Journal

Behind me, I could here the clip, clop of his crutches and the shuffling of his feet in the dirt as I looked forward to the children from our compound yelling and running towards us with open arms. Adventure Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Africa growth hospital injury inspiration Korlebu suffering

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Fairtrade Della Bags Connects Online Shoppers with the Women of HoeHoe, Ghana

Eco Chic

Each bag is signed on the inside of the strap by one of the women-artisans of HoeHoe, Ghana who made it. Della Bags are a perfect compliment to this Summer and Autumn’s mad-plaid pattern-on-pattern trends.

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The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

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In such a case, you might opt to book an eastbound flight, or a series of flights, from Lisbon to Sao Tome and Principe, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, then Sri Lanka, Thailand, Borneo, PNG, Tahiti, Ecuador, Guyana and finally to Costa Rica…. Not far from it, on the shores of West Africa there is Ghana with its 750 birds, of which some 350 are possible in two weeks. Presuming that you want to bird Costa Rica, you would book a southbound flight (from N. America) or westbound (from Europe).

Piping Hornbill

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For me and my birding opportunities, this means Accra in Ghana. Still, if you find yourself with the chance to visit Ghana, grab it forcefully. But at the end of last year, I eventually confirmed one in the University of Ghana, Botanic Gardens, Accra. Birding Accra Accra Botanic Gardens Ghana Piping HornbillThe Piping Hornbill , Bycanistes fistulator , has been evading me for 10 years.

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World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

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Africa Cape Verde Chile Cuba Dominica Ghana Grenada Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Palau Samoa South America The Americas Tonga Vanuatu best developing nations to visit ethical travel ethical travel 2015 Ethical Traveler

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Migration and More: A Bird News Update

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Don’t put off that birding trip to Ghana on your to-do list—if trends continue, illegal logging may leave you with nothing left to see. News Audubon Bahamas California Condor Egypt European Kestrel geolocator Ghana International Bird Rescue logging migration power lines Prothonotary Warbler September 11th Tribute in LightWith fall migration well underway everywhere, it’s a good time to see what’s flying in bird news.

Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

When I first met Cass back in 2014, she was curating annual trips to only one location: the country of Ghana in West Africa. Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia. For food Cass prefers Ghana “no place like home” and her favorite safari is Chobe National Park in Botswana. She loves Durban, South Africa for day party vibes and tells me that Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda are the best for dance, fitness and community service. .

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Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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White-necked or Yellow-headed Picathartes, Bonkro, Ghana. Photo by Keith Valentine (Rockjumper Birding Tours) This past December I visited Ghana specifically to search for White-necked Picathartes. Colonies of this most wanted bird had historically been recorded throughout the rainforest zone of Ghana, however relentless forest clearance resulted in all known populations being destroyed, and it was considered extinct in Ghana when I first visited ten years ago.

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Does your Passport define your Identity?

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality acceptance awareness citizenship compassion England faith ghana happiness Health & Wellness health wellness identity mindfulness reinvent relationships spiritualityThe cultural concept of identity that we have is faulty, extremely limiting, and prone to drive us into conflict.

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The Science Behind the Joy of Giving.

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Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood adam braun authentic awareness charitable charity compassion family For Children ghana Give giving giving back happiness healing Health & Wellness health wellness kids life life-lessons mindfulness must do NGO pencils of promise Science science behind it scientific study self love soccer we must giveThere is magic, power, and meaning to be gained by giving.

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Technology Cannot Replace the Healing & Power of these Traditional Arts.

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Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) arts cultural center dance drums ghana learning music west africa “No digital device can heal and restore our bodies and spirits, but these arts can. Now, more than ever, the world needs to learn them.”.

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What Traveling Abroad has done for Me.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Travel Africa change enlightenment finding myself ghana happiness healing international aid life mindfulness personal growth spirituality travel abroad understanding volunteer work volunteering volunteerism volunteers voluntourism

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3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help Support International Climate Action

Sierra Club Compass

The Ghana Youth Environmental Movement and the Ghana Youth Climate Coalition will initiate Power Shift Ghana. The three-day summit will be the largest gathering of youth coming together to call for clean energy in Ghana’s history. Agbobloshie, a neighborhood in Accra, Ghana, has been named one of the 10 Most Polluted Places in the world, highlighting the urgent need to shift from coal plants, illegal mining, and dangerous oil exploration to clean energy.

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Black Soap Heals Eczema, Acne and More: Eco Chick Tested

Eco Chic

Black Soap was first created in Ghana and Western Africa centuries ago and it’s made today much as it always has been, produced from ashes of plants and tree bark ranging from plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea trees. Health Is Beauty acne african black soap all natural eczema ghana nontoxic skin health traditionalChoosing the right body soap can be a tricky process.

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The Dangers of E-Waste

Green Blog

North America and Europe are known to export a large percentage of their e-waste to countries like India, China, and Ghana. Workers use cleavers for extracting metal parts from used capacitors. What is E-waste? E-waste stands for electronic waste.

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Dog Protects Abandoned Newborn Baby Through the Night

Eccorazzi

We'd like to tell you the tale of one heroic dog who is making headlines in Ghana. Read More. Animals News Top News

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Boucher’s Birding Blog: Mamba Meets Bushbaby

Nature Conservancy - Science

In January, we traveled to Ghana for some superb birding. Birds Mammals National Parks Reptiles baby bushbaby Birding birding Africa birding Ghana bushbaby canopy walkway deadly nature green mamba Kakum National Park mammals natural history predation predator prey reptiles Senegal bushbaby snakes Timothy Boucher Timothy Boucher Nature ConservancyOn the canopy walkway in Kakum National Park with local guide Kalu Afasi. Tim Boucher/TNC. By Timothy Boucher, conservation geographer.

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Ghanaian Subculture of Bikelordz Rules on Two Wheels

Wend Magazine

In Accra, Ghana, a group of Bikelordz reign. From Kickstarter.com : Bikelordz is “about the self-taught, self-invented bicycle culture which young people in Accra, Ghana have created and passed on to their younger contemporaries over time. Its purpose is to help support this style of riding in Ghana. Click here to view the embedded video. They are a group of young men who have an uncanny set of bike skills that seem to fuse BMX style with acrobatics.

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Why we should Stop Setting Goals & Start Creating Systems.

Elephant Journal

My company failed to meet its sales targets due to the worst economic crisis to hit Ghana in the last 10 years. That’s something that I couldn’t predict, but we’ve remained l. Health & Wellness Right Livelihood achieving things Scott Adams setting goals short term and long term small tasks systems

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Pollia Condensata: The Shiniest Living Thing on Earth

Eccorazzi

Deep in the Ghana forest, there’s a plant that grows the shiniest fruit in the world. The brilliant blue fruits come from Pollia condensata and are actually the shiniest living thing of Read More The post Pollia Condensata: The Shiniest Living Thing on Earth appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

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The left-overs. 10 birds that didn’t make it onto the blog.

Co.Create

Great Coucal (Accra, Ghana). Yellow-billed Shrike (Accra, Ghana). The week between Christmas and New Year is always a good time to reflect on the year that just was. Amongst the highlights that featured in published posts, we find the drafts that never quite got finished, or didn’t have enough photographic support to appear on the world wide web. The left-overs. Black-crested Bulbul (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

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Redgannet’s Year List 2015

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African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus – University of Ghana, Botanic Gardens – Jan 1st. African Gray Hornbill Tockus nasutus – University of Ghana, Botanic Gardens – Jan 1st. African Gray Woodpecker Dendropicus goertae – University of Ghana, Botanic Gardens – Jan 1st. African Pied Hornbill Tockus Fasciatus – University of Ghana, Botanic Gardens – Jan 1st.

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Make your First World Problems of the Day Disappear!

Elephant Journal

You could very well be comfortable in Ghana with less money […]. 46 per cent global wealth owned by richest 1 per cent: Credit Suisse (profit.ndtv.com) Make your First World Problems of the Day Disappear! With this fun, handy bit of context. Perspective? Click here: Relephant discussion: Well, it’s all relative to where you are.

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New Year, New Birds

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in the Botanical Gardens of the University of Ghana. Dragging salutations for the New Year half way through January may be stretching the point just a little too far, but I was otherwise engaged during my last post where best wishes for 2015 would best have been wished. In fact, 2015 dawned without me (I am ashamed to admit). While all good birders were out making first submissions on eBird 2015 , I was nursing a sore head and struggled to make it out by mid-afternoon.

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EU Energy Targets Will 'Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions'

Green (Living) Review

According to Biofuelwatch, the EU’s cavernous demand for wood to burn for energy is directly tied to the acceleration of logging, land-grabbing from indigenous peoples in countries like Brazil and Ghana, and the conversion of more forests, farmland and grasslands into monoculture tree plantations.

Stop Being Plastic

Greentumble

A significant discovery was made in Ghana. This also created a greater opportunity of employment for people in Ghana. World Earth Day was on 22 April. This year the world aims to “End Plastic Pollution” and also create a global support to stop the use of single-use plastic. Plastic is now deeply integrated into our lives. Sadly, most of the plastic ends in the world’s oceans.

FAIR TRADE IN A WORLD OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Green (Living) Review

Fair trade producers from Mexico and Colombia to Ghana and Indonesia experienced a record number of climate change influenced disasters, including landslides, severe floods and crop failure. A recent report by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) detailed how a significant percentage of Ivory Coast and Ghana, the two biggest cocoa producing countries, will be too hot for cocoa by 2030.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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601-800 sp: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama; Russia; Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Laos, New Guinea (PNG); Australia.

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The Key to Feeding the World? It’s Healthy Soil

Green (Living) Review

Their experiences, and the results that I saw on their farms in North and South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ghana and Costa Rica, offer compelling evidence that the key to sustaining highly productive agriculture lies in rebuilding healthy, fertile soil. Conventional farming practices that degrade soil health undermine humanity’s ability to continue feeding everyone over the long run. One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable.

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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The Northern Carmine is readily seen in Ghana’s Mole National Park, Ethiopia’s Rift Valley and in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park. The best locations for finding this beautiful bird is over Kakum National Park in Ghana (non-breeding) and Loango National Park in Gabon for breeding birds. The best places to see these birds are the aforementioned Kakamega Forest for Blue-headed, and Ghana’s Atewa Forest or Cameroon’s Korup National Park for Blue-moustached.

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Collaborative List – February 2019

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Without including the new pin in the map, countries this month featured; USA, Australia, Serbia, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, New Zealand, UK, Ghana and of course, Costa Rica. University of Ghana Botanical Gardens. University of Ghana Botanical Gardens. University of Ghana Botanical Gardens. University of Ghana Botanical Gardens. University of Ghana Botanical Gardens. University of Ghana Botanical Gardens. University of Ghana Botanical Gardens.

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With My Own Two Wheels

Wend Magazine

And Mirriam is a polio-stricken bike mechanic in Ghana. “I The transformational power of bicycles is the subject of a new film by brothers Jacob & Isaac Seigel-Boettner. With My Own Two Wheels ” takes us on a ride through the developing world to see how these simple mechanical devices are changing peoples’ lives. Though here in the U.S. we take for granted the ease of going from place to place by car, the filmmakers demonstrate that bicycles offer for many living in poverty a way out.

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Sustainable Style Makeover: Tribal Watercolor

Eco Chic

The Luna Splash Dress is made from organic cotton in Ghana under a Fairtrade project. We’ve got the gossip on a hot new trend for steamy nights! Tribal Watercolor is the newest print that is both electric and classic.

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Black Carbon Initiative Should Not Block Real Carbon Action-WWF

Celsias

WWF has welcomed a “black carbon” initiative announced today by the US, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, Sweden and Bangladesh – but warned that the primary effort in reducing dangerous climate changing emissions has to remain on achieving rapid and deep cuts to carbon dioxide emissions.

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Call for Applications: NatureNet Science Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy is seeking early career scientists and engineers for the 2017 cohort of NatureNet Science Fellows. Now in its fifth year, the Conservancy’s NatureNet Science Fellows program is specifically designed to broaden conservation science and research in ways that tackle climate change — our world’s most pressing challenge — head on.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

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So that was May. Despite looking way older than his years, we cannot attribute Regannet’s haggard appearance to hard birding, scoring only 19 during eBird’s Big Day was not the greatest effort expended on May 4th. In fairness, he had to celebrate Star Wars Day with his teenage son as this is their only means of effective conversation. 3 guesses as to where the award for biggest day and best follow-up post goes ?

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