Contribution of shallow ground water irrigation to livelihoods security and poverty reduction in White Volta basin: current extent and future sustainability

Implementation period:  2007/2008Donor:  CGIAR Challenge Programme/ International Water Management InstituteBrief Description of Project Objectives and AchievementsThe ultimate goal is to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods in the White Volta

Water and Sanitation: Challenges and lessons in rapidly urbanizing countries. (Commonwealth executive exposure programme)

Implementation period        June-July, 2008Donor:   Commonwealth Secretariat (through the Development Planning Unit, DPU of the University College of London, UCLBrief Description of Project Objectives and Achievements:The programme was organized

Successful Completion of AEWA SGF Project in Ghana

The Centre for African Wetlands (CAW) in Ghana has recently finalized its project co-funded by AEWA entitled “Priority setting and conservation of migratory waterbird species at key coastal sites in Ghana”. The project aimed at gaining a better understanding of trends in populations of waterbird species, reviewing the importance of Ghana’s coastal wetlands for waterbirds as well as advocating enhanced management of designated Ramsar sites and protection of other key sites for waterbirds.

Abstract: Dynamics in distribution and availability of benthic invertebrates as prey items for shorebirds along a coastal beach in Ghana

Jones Kpakpa Quartey1, 2, Alfred Ali Nuoh2 & Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu1, 21Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.2Centre for African Wetlands, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, GhanaThe choice of non-breeding sites for migratory birds depend on the quality of the habitat measured by disturbance levels, predatory risk, suitable environmental and climatic conditions amongst others, but

Abstract: Prey density explains seasonal patterns of occurrence of Sanderling Calidris alba on a sandy beach in Ghana

Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu1,2, Jones Quartey1, and Alfred Ali Nuoh11 Centre for African Wetlands, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana2 Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, GhanaA 20-year monthly counts of non-breeding populations of Sanderling Calidris alba on the Ghana coast showed a clear seasonal pattern of occurrence. Sanderlings start arriving on the Ghana coast from August, numbers peak in September/October, and by November, the numbers remaining is 30-40% of the peak observed in the northern autumn.