Impact of mining and forest regeneration on small mammal biodiversity in the Western Region of Ghana

  title={Impact of mining and forest regeneration on small mammal biodiversity in the Western Region of Ghana},
  author={Daniel Korley Attuquayefio and Erasmus H. Owusu and Benjamin Yeboah Ofori},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
Much of the terrestrial biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa is supported by tropical rainforest. Natural resource development, particularly surface mining in the rainforest, poses great risks to the region’s rich and endemic biodiversity. Here, we assessed the impact of surface mining and the success of forest rehabilitation on small mammal diversity in the Western Region of Ghana. We surveyed small mammals in the project area and two adjoining forest reserves (control sites) before the mining… 
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