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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Abu Dhabi Social Responsibility Firm Plans Organic Farm in Ghana

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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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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.

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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Students build solar powered lanterns to light up the night for the youth of Ghana

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It is to improve education for the students living in such rural villages of Ghana that the Surrey University students are building solar powered lanterns to help the students study at night. Surrey students bringing solar-powered light to rural Ghana so youth can study at night.

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!

The Dangers of E-Waste

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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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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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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.

Pollia Condensata: The Shiniest Living Thing on Earth

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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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Dog Protects Abandoned Newborn Baby Through the Night

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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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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.

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

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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.

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.

Harlem Grown grows greens and girls in New York City

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I bring this food home to my mother, originally from Ghana – it’s us three girls, and she is so excited. My mom told me she used to grow greens like this in Ghana where she comes from, and knows exactly what to do with them.”

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Mamba Meets Bushbaby

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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.

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.

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.”.

A Hackathon for Fish Conservation

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In his case, it was addressing illegal fishing in Ghana. Merrifield’s team immediately set to work on how to track and monitor illegal fishing based on a problem statement developed by Ghana fisheries managers. Getting ready for Fishackathon 2014. Photo by Matt Merrifield.

Weavers

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Image taken by Adam Riley in Ghana. Photo taken by Adam Riley in Ghana. Photo taken by Adam Riley in Ghana. Weavers are truly magical birds, combining bright plumages with ingenious weaving talents and cheerful, noisy social lives.

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My Bird of the Year! (What Was Yours?)

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My bird of the year was this Yellow-headed Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus ), also known as the White-necked Rockfowl, which I finally spotted on a trip to Ghana.¹. Ghana was a different story — thank goodness. Yellow-Headed Picathartes. Image credit: Tim Boucher/TNC.

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Are the Best Years for Tropical Forest Conservation Still Ahead?

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The report assesses current projects taking place in Brazil, Indonesia, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Peru, Mexico and Nepal, and provides initial learnings from those projects that can be applied to others in the future.

Call for Applications: NatureNet Science Fellows

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The Nature Conservancy is seeking early career scientists and engineers for the 2017 cohort of NatureNet Science Fellows.

Brazil’s Easy Taxi App Heads to Egypt and Morocco

Green Prophet

Speaking to Tech Crunch , Sacha Poignonnec, co-CEO of AIH said Easy Taxi will go to eight more countries by the end of 2013, including Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia and Angola.

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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.

NatureNet Fellows 2015: Energy Tech from Clams, Rethinking Island Biogeography & More

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2015 NatureNet Fellow Sanaz Vihidinia is developing completely new, highly efficient photovoltaic clean energy technologies and devices based on the light-scattering cells of giant clams, like this one found in the waters near Palau. image courtesy of Sanaz Vihidinia).

Ghanaian Subculture of Bikelordz Rules on Two Wheels

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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.

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.

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.

Waitrose branches out into horticulture

Green (Living) Review

Waitrose Foundation farms grow and harvest fruit in South Africa, flowers and vegetables in Kenya and fresh prepared fruit in Ghana.

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Top Global Clean Energy Brokers Meet at Abu Dhabi WFES This Month

Green Prophet

This year, twenty renewable energy and cleantech developers from across Egypt, Ghana, India, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, UAE and USA will be present at the Project Village to showcase cutting-edge projects and conduct full business presentations.

Africa’s Barbets

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This image was taken in Nsuta Forest, Ghana. Barbets are a group of medium sized, chunky, generally colorful, frugivorous, hole-nesting near-passerines, that are popular targets for anyone birding in the tropics.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The best environmental photographs in the world

Green Prophet

Image above by Kevin McElvaney - Agbogbloshie in Accra, Ghana is one of the world’s largest e-waste dump site, with over 400 ship containers of unusable electronics – falsely labelled as ‘development aid’ or ’2nd hand products’ are dumped there annually.

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.