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Risk of heavy metal ingestion from the consumption of two commercially valuable species of fish from the fresh and coastal waters of Ghana
Background The need to evaluate the human health safety of fishery resources remain urgent in the mist of the ever-increasing fear of heavy metal toxicity from the consumption of Ghana’s fisheriesExpand
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The Flora and mammals of the moist semi-deciduous Forest Zone in the Sefwi-Wiawso District of the Western Region, Ghana
The study presents results of a floristic and mammal survey undertaken in the Sefwi-Wiawso District within moist semi-deciduous vegetation zone of the Western Region of Ghana. The floral surveyExpand
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Some Important Observations on the Populations of Hooded Vultures Necrosyrtes monachus in Urban Ghana
Despite major declines in the population of vultures around the world, noticeable increases were reported in the populations of Hooded Vultures Necrosyrtes monachus over the past decade in Accra—anExpand
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Forage potential, micro-spatial and temporal distribution of ground arthropods in the flood plain of a Coastal Ramsar site in Ghana
Despite the critical roles played by arthropods in ecosystem functioning and nutrient cycling, a general lack of information about the ecology of many arthropods in West African coastal wetlandsExpand
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The importance of unmanaged coastal wetlands to waterbirds at coastal Ghana
Ghana's 550 km coastline has about 100 wetlands out of which five large ones are managed as Ramsar sites, the rest being unmanaged. Recent pollution and misuse of unmanaged wetlands have necessitatedExpand
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High levels of mercury in wetland resources from three river basins in Ghana: a concern for public health
Crustaceans, mollusks, and fish are wetland resources that constitute an important source of protein and foreign exchange for the Ghanaian population, and many species of these are sold in the openExpand
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The concentrations of five heavy metals in components of an economically important urban coastal wetland in Ghana: public health and phytoremediation implications
  • F. Gbogbo, Samuel Otoo
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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Sakumo II is an urban wetland and a receptacle for domestic and industrial wastes from two cities in Ghana. It however supports viable populations of fish and crabs, is cultivated for food crops andExpand
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Contamination status of arsenic in fish and shellfish from three river basins in Ghana
Fish and shellfish are regularly consumed and sold in Ghana, yet studies on arsenic pollution in Ghana are limited largely to ground water. This study evaluated arsenic concentrations in sevenExpand
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Waste management and Hooded Vultures on the Legon Campus of the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, West Africa
Recent rapid expansion in the human communities of public universities in Ghana has resulted in increased waste generation. The ecological implications of this phenomenon remain unstudied. Counts ofExpand
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Knowledge, perceptions and attitude of a community living around a colony of straw‐coloured fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) in Ghana after Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa
A large population of straw‐coloured fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) colonizes a prime area in the city of Accra where several public amenities are located. Although the colony is positive to severalExpand
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