A new, endangered species of canopy tree from the evergreen forests of Ghana and Liberia, Synsepalum ntimii (Sapotaceae) Download Synsepallum ntimii.pdf ( 4 MB) Ghana - Ghana - Plant and animal life: Although soils and biotic factors (i.e., those pertaining to living organisms, including humans) are important, vegetation is primarily determined by precipitation. Background and aims - Botanical surveys in Ghana yielded numerous new species, including saplings of what proved to be a tall, canopy tree. The tree is classified as an endangered species by the IUCN. And, as of this month, the reserve has officially more than doubled in size to 2,132 acres. A Rocha Ghana Condemns Adom Tv For The Use Of Pangolins For Food. Value of forest products, 2005 . 147 (1), 2014 left intact. Their tusks enable them to dig, put marks, feed and lift objects. Endangered Species Search by Area Selection Find out if there are any endangered species in your state, your country, island, etc. These species, made up of three amphibians and a buffalo are on the Red List Categories of IUCN, a global authority … Forestry Laws. 10 minutes ago, E/R: NDC regains two seats lost to NPP in 2016 Ghana - Ghana - Plant and animal life: Although soils and biotic factors (i.e., those pertaining to living organisms, including humans) are important, vegetation is primarily determined by precipitation. Thanks to the generous support of our Board members and other supporters who cover all of our operating expenses, Rainforest Trust is able to allocate 100% of donations to conservation action. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known. “While this forest has long been known to harbor a high number of species and to serve as an essential source of water for local villages and for Accra, it is only recently that the global importance of this reserve has been confirmed,” said Okyeame Ampadu-Agyei, CI-Ghana country director. The team on the ground will place pillars to mark the new boundaries of the reserve and continue outreach to nearby landowners. Threatened Trees. 5. Ghana - Plant species (higher), threatened. A day when people have agreed to live peacefully together with wildlife,” said Caleb Ofori-Boateng, founder of Herp Conservation Ghana. Since the early 1990s, Ghana has lost more than 30% of its forests – approximately 2.5 million hectares. All donations were matched by SAVES Challenge. For a complete list of US endangered species, select United States below. Surrounding these forests are human settlements, farms and savannas — which isolate this area from other West African forests. Eagle wood is an evergreen tree that has a straight stem that grows up to a height of 23 meters. After working with Herp Conservation Ghana’s team on the ground, the local district assembly has voted to approve expanding the protected area. Ecol. Each zebra has unique stripes of black and white which … There are three principal types of vegetation from south to north occurring in the coastal savanna, in the forest zone, and in the northern savanna zone. In 2018, Rainforest Trust and Herp Conservation Ghana, a local amphibian-focused conservation non-profit, and the local communities first created the 847-acre Onepone Endangered Species Refuge to protect the species. And this action will do more than protect the Togo Slippery Frog. The RAP discoveries include a Critically Endangered frog species (Conraua derooi) whose presence in Atewa may represent the last viable population in the world; an unusually high 22 species of large mammals and six species of primates including two species of global conservation concern: Geoffroy's pied colobus (Colobus vellerosus) and the olive colobus (Procolobus verus); 17 rare butterfly species; six bird species of global conservation concern including the brown-cheeked hornbill (Bycanistes cylindricus) and the Nimba flycatcher (Melaenornis annamarulae)(first time recorded in Ghana); and nine species new to science: a spider tick whose lineage is as old as the dinosaurs and eight species of katydids. Photo: Mengina Gilli. Perrier’s Baobab, Adansonia perrieri, is found in the northern part of Antsiranana in Madagascar. Th e project is based on a “garde n model.” Working with our community partners, CNGF has optimized the model to fulfill Ghana’s needs by adjusting for local conditions (e.g., soil management, nutritional and medical needs, crop management, ecology). Key results - Synsepalum ntimii, a new species similar to S. afzelii, is described and its affinities are discussed. At our tree-planting project in Ghana, we use syntropic agroforestry to maximise the trees' positive impacts. The chimpanzee population, for instance, consists of a mere 200-300 individuals. African Bush Elephant. When you think of something being endangered, you probably automatically think of animals. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page. This strange little creature looks like a cross between a spider and a crab, and males have their reproductive organs on their legs. About six million rosewood trees have been cut down in Ghana for illegal export to China since 2012, an environmental group says. Impacts This work allows us to test the use of diverse managed systems to promote conservation of endangered tropical tree species, develop procedures for restoration of degraded forests and promote public awareness of tropical biodiversity, sustainability and sustainable ecosystem management and ensure the legacy of tropical forests in Ghana. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known. It is a large or very large tree (up to 65 m tall) with a straight trunk that occurs in rainforest, riparian forests, and in savannah transitional zones. On August 21, the Ghanaian government approved the designation of 847 acres — the size of Central Park — as the new Onepone Endangered Species Refuge, safeguarding habitat for numerous threatened species. News. Endangered Species Refuge in Ghana Expanded, https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/biodiversity-Onepone-Togo-slippery-frog.jpg, https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/RT-horizontal-340pxW.png, Indigenous Forest Lands Protected in the Philippines, Devastating Truths of Deforestation and How You Can Help, COVID-19 Emergency Fund Supports Partners, Reserves, Chubb Charitable Foundation Grants $346,000 to Rainforest Trust, Visiting Tanzania’s Magombera Forest Reserve, Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Planning for the Future, Supporter Spotlight: Sock Puppets for Conservation. African Mahogany. 4. The findings from a 2006 expedition to Ghana's Atewa Range Forest Reserve (Atewa) led by Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) are presented in a report made public today. And this action will do more than protect the Togo Slippery Frog. The highest diversity of butterflies in Ghana, featuring 575 of the 925 species known to occur in Ghana – which is 62% of Ghana's butterfly fauna and twice the number of butterflies found in Europe. This project was made possible through gifts to the Conservation Action Fund. Forest Law Enforcement & Governance; Accelerating Action ; ENPI FLEG II; Forest Ecosystem Rehabilitation; KNOWFOR II; Moblising markets, Brazil (CIFF) Towards pro-poor REDD+. Tree Names The list below gives the names of trees which occur in place names in the online database. Their population is negligible hence they are classified as endangered species. They found trees as well and namely the only tree fern species (Cyathea manniana) found in Ghana. General News of Wednesday, 5 June 2019. You can search the riverbanks and stones for a glimpse of whatever made this noise, but unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, it’ll probably see you and hide underwater before you spot it. Photo by Michael Akrasi. The Institute of Nature and Environmental Conservation (INEC), a non-governmental organization focused on the preservation and protection of […] This expansion is another success in this community-centered project for a highly threatened amphibian species. Caleb Ofori-Boateng, founder of Herp Conservation Ghana, inspects a Togo Slippery Frog. Ghana’s Forest Commission is also encouraging plantation development in degraded forest areas, and placing approximately 15% of Ghanaian land under additional protections. The IUCN has new assessments for most of the dry forest trees in Madagascar, including 23 rosewood and palissander species, and it finds that 90% are threatened. “We must quickly take action to protect the incredible diversity of Atewa for future generations and to prevent the extinction of the 36 globally threatened species that we know to live in Atewa.”. Deforestation and tree-clearing is the major cause of habitat loss for many threatened and endangered species. 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All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners. 17 species of rare butterflies, half of which are found only in Atewa or one other site in Ghana, including the magnificent, 10 mammal species of global and national conservation concern, including the IUCN Red Listed monkeys: Geoffroy's pied colobus (. The bark of eagle wood is used to make perfumes and incense, due to its characteristic pleasant smell. Its leaves are a source of food to most people while the dried fruit pulp is a food ingredient. At our tree-planting project in Ghana, we use syntropic agroforestry to maximise the trees' positive impacts. Photo courtesy of Herp Conservation Ghana. These species indicate that the streams run through high quality, intact forest, which is becoming exceedingly rare in West Africa. Due to the combination of deforestation and erosion, many native tree species have become scarce or endangered. 7200 Lineweaver Road In Asia, this includes orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants, some of which are on the brink of extinction. Trees are truly universal geniuses when it comes to helping our planet. The report points to eco-tourism as an optimal industry to develop because of Atewa's beauty, richness in species and close proximity to the capital city. Tree fern species ( higher ), are found include forests in Brazil and Madagascar species classification based conservation. Vast tracts of Rainforest Trust and our staff salaries are modest streams run through high quality intact. Negligible hence they are IUCN also lists 89 subspecies and 70 varieties as Critically Hooded. Researchers have already been on site in the aquarium trade timber and charcoal production, conversion to agricultural and. 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