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. A brief search with a flashlight revealed its glowing eyes before it turned away and quickly moved to the next tree.

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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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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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Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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White-necked or Yellow-headed Picathartes, Bonkro, Ghana. Photo by Adam Riley (Rockjumper Birding Tours) Despite initial appearances, these birds are in fact very large passerines (13-16 in) and research has shown them to be an ancient basal offshoot from the passerine evolutionary tree.

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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.

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Boucher’s Birding Blog: Mamba Meets Bushbaby

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In January, we traveled to Ghana for some superb birding. The seven bridges strung high up in the trees usually teem with visitors who have no appreciation of the amazing birdlife. You most often see them around campsites in trees, with your flashlight reflecting off their huge eyes.

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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Nothing is quite as exciting as seeing hundreds of these brilliant crimson birds filling a tree like Christmas ornaments or taking off in a massive, coordinated flock of hundreds of red arrows, all emitting their cheerful throaty calls.

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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.

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Collaborative list – August 2019

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12 beats visited 12 countries (USA, UK, Costa Rica, Ghana, Nigeria, New Zealand, Serbia, Ireland, Australia, Mexico, China and Argentina), sharing 148 lists along the way and noting 844 species (old and new). University of Ghana Botanical Gardens. University of Ghana Botanical Gardens.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

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Tree Pipit – Anthus trivialis. Tree Martin – Petrochelidon nigricans. So that was May.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor. American Tree Sparrow – Spizelloides arborea. Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus. It’s official. It’s spring. By all measures, meteorological, astronomical and anatomical, spring is sprung.

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Collaborative List – March 2019

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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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Weavers

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Image taken by Adam Riley in Ghana. Photo taken by Adam Riley in Ghana. Some of the malimbes forage in nuthatch or woodpecker fashion along trunks and branches of rainforest trees and they are frequent members of bird parties. Photo taken by Adam Riley in Ghana.

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Why Is Recycling Important?

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On the other side of the scale are the poorest countries of Africa, such as Ghana, producing only as much as 0.1 Similarly, one ton of recycled paper saves cutting down 17 trees [9]. Two million trees are cut every day to supply the paper demand of the United States.

Why Are Pangolins Endangered?

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Other pangolins sleep in the hollows of trees or logs and some simply make a nest in the forks of trees. Some can even swing from tree to tree with their tails. Ghana. Night animals fluttering among the trees. Pangolins are small nocturnal creatures.

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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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Combined Beats’ List – September

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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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The best environmental photographs in the world

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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.

Waitrose branches out into horticulture

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The range will include a variety of plants from topiary to herbs and fruit trees to herbaceous flowering plants. 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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Modavanti: Hot Summer Sustainable Style

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This skirt comes in a variety of fun and vibrant prints to match anyone’s style.Ethically made in Ghana. For every garment sold a tree is planted through the American Forest Releaf Program. We want modern styles that look good and do right.

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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Combined Beats’ List, May 2016

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Combined Beats’ list

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

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Africa’s remarkable long tailed birds

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Common Scimitarbills favor loosely barked trees for foraging. Image taken in Ghana by David Shackelford/Rockjumper Birding Tours.

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Africa’s Barbets

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Others, such as Yellow-fronted and Red-fronted extend into the savanna zone and are best located by staking out a fruiting tree. They nest in colonies that sometimes number hundreds of birds, who excavate dozens of holes into the trunks of dead rainforest trees.

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Human waste could be fertiliser and power source

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Here is the what, why and how of green manure BLOG Atlantic Rising: Ghana's slums recycle Western waste The slums of Accra in Ghana are being used as a dumping ground for Western consumer waste, including toxic electrical components.

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Adapting to climate change

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Devall Effect of global climate change on rare trees and shrubs (Download - 104 KB) M. Allard Tree improvement programmes for forest health – can they keep pace with climate changes? Nkem Using traditional knowledge to cope with climate change in rural Ghana (Download - 198 KB) M.

Starting a School Environmental Club.

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EarthTeam suggests getting students outside for a river or beach clean-up, a tree planting day, or a field trip to a local wetland, zoo or nature reserve. states as well as in Australia, Canada, Japan, Ghana and Malaysia. [link] Dear EarthTalk: I’m thinking about starting an environmental club in my middle school. Can you give me some ideas about how to start? Can you connect me with other school clubs?

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A World of Grace

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top ASHANTI, GHANA Earth, when I am about to die I lean upon you. The fire comes from the sun, Which warms us all, men, animals, trees. by Nikki McClure and Anna Stern That pause before the meal inspires us across cultures.

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Urban Upgrading

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Country Case Example Issues Africa See also Regional Overview and Country Assessments: Summary , Burkina Faso , Cameroon , Cote D'Ivoire , Ghana , Mali , Namibia , Senegal , Swaziland , Tanzania , Zambia Angola Lobito Benguela Urban Environ.

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Resource Center for Urban Agriculture and Food Security

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as well as non-food products (like aromatic and medicinal herbs, ornamental plants, tree products, etc.). Otchere Larbi (IWMI Ghana) and G. What is urban agriculture?

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