The dry seasons of 1982–83 and 1983–84 were particularly disastrous for Ghana. They were associated with extensive bushfires which rendered vast tracts of land barren of vegetation and imposed a potential for desertification. The author describes the steps taken to decrease the occurrence and impact of further bushfires, but regards these as very inadequate. A number of new measures are recommended to improve both the detection and suppression of the fires.
KeywordsEnvironmental Management Nature Conservation Management Policy Economic Geology Vast Tract
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