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Sustainable Wetland Management for Enhancing Food Security and Ecosystem Resilience in West Africa -

Sakumonor Ramsar Site

Sakumonor Ramsar Site is coastal wetland and a haven for over 70 waterbird species, estimated to number of 30,000 individuals, depend on the Site’s resources during migratory and reproduction periods but in recent times about one-third of the area has been encroached for the purpose of housing developments, dumping of refuse and farming activities.

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Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary Ramsar Site

Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary Ramsar Site is a protected area and the only Inland and first Ramsar site in Ghana. It comprises a bird sanctuary and a lake formed after the construction of a dam across the Owabi River to supply potable water to the Kumasi metropolis. The Site has a significant appeal for visitors but is under severe pressure from growing human settlements and intensive farming.

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