The Oyibi-Ayensu wetland is characterised by large degraded areas resulting from overcutting of mangroves for fuelwood and charcoal production. The study principally aims at providing rapid nursery methods using local materials, on which the local communities can embark upon to replant degraded areas.
Accra, like most large cities in low-income economies is experiencing growing municipal solid waste (MSW) management problems. Although city and municipal authorities are in a continuous search for solutions to these problems, baseline data on waste stream characteristics are either
City authorities the world over are lamenting on the ever increasing liquid and solid waste management problems, and are in continuous search for inexpensive and easy solutions to these waste problems. Ghana, like many other developing countries, in its effort to controlling these problems enacted and an Act (Act 490) through Parliament in 1994, which charged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The study was undertaken to assess the existence of unwanted/obsolete chemicals in the Greater Accra region, the causes, the management practices in place and their likely environmental impacts. The study covered 60 chemicals stores belonging to industries, research and educational institutions. Data was collected through site visits, questionnaire administration, inspection of stores, listing of unwanted/obsolete chemicals, analysis of chemicals and determination of acid fume levels in chemical stores.
An eight-month study was undertaken to ascertain the scale and scope of degradation in the coastal wetland of Anlo Beach and its community, as well as the benefits derived by the community from the wetland. Seasonal records of some physical parameters of the wetland, namely water level, transparency and temperature were taken, as were data on some chemical parameters. Data the on exploited coastal biodiversity resources were also obtained.