The secondary impact of mining on primates and other medium to large mammals in forest reserves in southwestern Ghana

@article{Owusu2017TheSI,
  title={The secondary impact of mining on primates and other medium to large mammals in forest reserves in southwestern Ghana},
  author={Erasmus H. Owusu and Benjamin Y Ofori and D. K. Attuquayefio},
  journal={The Extractive Industries and Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={5},
  pages={114-121}
}
  • Erasmus H. Owusu, Benjamin Y Ofori, D. K. Attuquayefio
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • The Extractive Industries and Society
  • Abstract The upsurge of mining in Africa promises substantial economic development opportunities, but poses serious threats to the continent’s natural environment and rich biodiversity. We assessed the impact of mining on medium to large mammals in the Western Region of Ghana. We surveyed mammals in the project area and two forest reserves (FRs) before the commencement of mining operations and 10 years after mine closure and forest rehabilitation. The methodology involved direct and indirect… CONTINUE READING
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