National Wetland Policy: Ghana

  • Mark Everard
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Wetland ecosystems in Ghana constitute about 10% of the country’s total land surface, comprising marine/coastal, inland, and man-made systems. To protect and drive the sustainable use of these resources, Ghana instituted a National Wetland Strategy in 1999. This encyclopedia entry is summarized from the full Strategy document.


Ghana Wetland policy Wise use 


  1. Republic of Ghana. Managing Ghana’s wetlands: a national wetlands conservation strategy. Republic of Ghana, Ministry of Lands and Forestry. 1999a. Accessed 11 Oct 2014.
  2. Republic of Ghana. National land policy. Republic of Ghana, Ministry of Lands and Forestry. 1999b. Accessed 11 Oct 2014.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Water Security Network, University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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