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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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. Of course this is just a single morning in a very small part of Ghana and there is so much more to see!

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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. Image of Ghana maize stamp , Shutterstock .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

Green Traveler Guides

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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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. White-necked Picathartes near its nesting colony at Bonkro, Ghana.

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The Science Behind the Joy of Giving.

Elephant Journal

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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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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What Traveling Abroad has done for Me.

Elephant Journal

I realized that all of my ideas about the world— what was “normal” and what suffering is— were wrong. I realized that I don't have the answers I thought I did, and I realized the fortune I had fallen into without earning it.

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

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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.

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

Elephant Journal

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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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.

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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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Boucher’s Birding Blog: Mamba Meets Bushbaby

Nature Conservancy - Science

In January, we traveled to Ghana for some superb birding. On the canopy walkway in Kakum National Park with local guide Kalu Afasi. Tim Boucher/TNC. By Timothy Boucher, conservation geographer.

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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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. Choosing the right body soap can be a tricky process.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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?

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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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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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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.

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Combined Beats’ List – August

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Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP.

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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.

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Combined Beats’ List – September

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Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP.

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Combined Beats’ List – July 2016

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Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana NP.

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Why Is Recycling Important?

Greentumble

On the other side of the scale are the poorest countries of Africa, such as Ghana, producing only as much as 0.1 Recycling is more important today than ever before. The amount of waste produced worldwide is estimated to triple by 2025, from 0.68 billion tons per year [1].

Unanticipated Effects of Ecotourism on Wildlife and People

Eco Friendly Daily

And the opening of Kakum National Park in Ghana has pushed the local unemployment rate from 3 to 27 percent, as villagers are excluded from former income-producing activities in the rainforest.

Activist 11 Year Old Starts National Book Drive

Eccorazzi

Marley and her mother have also discussed opening up their own library, and after receiving a grant from Disney that Marley wrote herself, travelled to Ghana to work with orphan populations. Meet Marley Dias.

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Building Prosperity - Housing and Economic Development

The Green Changemakers

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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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Save the Frogs -Events Worldwide April 28th

Celsias

At least 150 Save The Frogs Day events are happening in 25 countries, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Bangladesh, Ghana, and Australia. Frog lovers and environmentalists of all ages are gearing up for the 4 th Annual Save The Frogs Day, set for Saturday, April 28 th.

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Combined Beats List – June 2016

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The law of diminishing returns brings the inevitability of repeat sightings and has checked the momentum of the combined beats’ list for June. Despite recording 370 species during the month, the list total has advanced by just 45. As at June 30 th , it stands at 1796. Just to confuse things a little, only 14 new species were recorded since June 1 st. A late submission from May boosted last month’s total after publication and life is just too short to issue a correction.

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