Forest Production and Biodiversity Conservation in Ghana, and Proposed International Support of Biodiversity Conservation

Summary: Forest areas in Ghana which should, from a biodiversity conservation point of view, be preserved without any periodic sustainable harvesting being allowed; how much that would cost for protection and in terms of revenues foregone; and a proposal on how that cost should be split between Ghana and the international community which would be the chief beneficiary of the resulting biodiversity conservation. This study led to a US$8.7 million grant to Ghana by the GEF (Global Environment Facility).

Co-authors: William D. Hawthorne and Musah Abu-Juam

Year and place of publication: 1998, London/Norwich.

Publisher: The Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE). CSERGE Working Paper GEC 98-18.

ISSN: 0967-8875

Obtainable from, and price: The Publications Secretary, CSERGE, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK; fax 44-1603-593739, tel. 44-1603-592642, email a.howe@uea.ac.uk. Price: £5, which includes postage; credit cards accepted; PDF attachment available without additional cost.

Size: 30 pages of 15 x 21 cm.

UDC library number: 634.0.934(667)

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