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Practical Challenges in Managing Traditional Natural Resource Commons

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dc.contributor.author Abrampah, Tony M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:42:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:42:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-24 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-24 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2075
dc.description.abstract "The total area of Ghana is estimated at 23.9 million hectares of which 15.7 million hectares lie within the Savanna Zone while the remaining 8.2 million hectares lie within the tropical High Forest Zone (Ministry Of Lands And Forestry-MLF Ghana). Ghana is located on the West coast of Africa, along the gulf of Guinea and the Greenwich Meridian. Ghana is boarded by Burkina Faso to the north, Cote de Voire to the west, Togo to the east and to the south, the Atlantic Ocean that lies precisely on latitude (4-11.5) north and longitude (3.11) west, (1.11) east. In fact it is at the centre of the earth geographically. Hence a paper that spells out practical issues which borders on its natural resources is worth presenting. Not to mention the closeness of the Akuapem Mountains to the National capital of Ghana. Managing of natural resources poses a number of practical challenges due to a wide range of factors; religious believes, location of resource, biodiversity, cultural diversity of the indigenous dwellers, just to mention but a few. Akuapem Mountains has been chosen on this basis. Akuapem is about 40 kilometers north from the capital of Ghana (Accra) it is in a region called the Eastern Region. Located here is the Akuapem Mountain. The identification of the practical management challenges will in no doubt help give or provide effective management in and around Akuapem mountain forest. This paper seeks to use this appropriate platform to highlight the major challenges. And to help Provide effective management for the Akuapem Mountain, for maximum benefit of the Akuapem Mountain." en_US
dc.subject traditional resource management en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.title Practical Challenges in Managing Traditional Natural Resource Commons en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Ghana en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth July en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 14-18, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Cheltenham, England en_US
dc.submitter.email elsa_jin@yahoo.com en_US

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