Ghana is situated in West Africa and possesses tropical high forests and savannahs. There are a total of 3,600 species of flora in the country representing the three major taxonomic groups. Current records reveal that there could be as many as 221 species of amphibians and reptiles, 728 species of birds (15 species of waterbirds occur in internationally-important numbers) and 225 mammalian species.
A study, described by its authors as the most comprehensive analysis of tropical forests, has disclosed that Ghana has the highest rate of deforestation, out of 65 nations, apart from Togo and Nigeria. The illegal act of felling trees has become one of the commonest offences in Ghana today Donate today to plant trees in Ghana and to keep them protected
The main climate change effects affecting Ghana include sea level rise leading to sea water intrusion into freshwater habitats, intense drought and flooding and high temperatures. Predation is one of the main threats that turtles are exposed to, especially from dogs. Touristic activities and declining beach habitat also contribute to the decline of turtles. Rapid deforestation, wildfires and human emigration in the northern savannah increase poverty due to less livelihood options which lead to decline in soil fertility and productivity, and increase food insecurity in Ghana. Plant in Ghana today to help support the species and the people whose food source is not secure!
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