Sustainable Utilization and Management of Natural Resources in the Era of Climate Change


Edward Debrah Wiafe (Editor)
Presbyterian University, Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana

Frank S. Arku (Editor)
Department of Rural and Community Development, Presbyterian University College, Akuapem Campus, Akropong, Eastern Region, Ghana

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI092000

The ever-increasing human population and high demand for natural resources have resulted in declining species and ecosystems that justify the exploration of opportunities for sustainable management options. This is particularly validated in areas of the planet that are prone to extreme climatic conditions where unsustainable utilization and management is common practice. Written by young and energetic scientists, this book offers a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates environmental, sanitation and social sciences. It demonstrates the crucial importance of shaping outcomes and development.

It demonstrates that the struggle to achieve sustainable natural resources management and its subsequent utilization can be done; it is possible through the combined efforts and commitment of individuals, communities and institutions with complimentary roles. In our view, this book provides a significant contribution towards systematically evaluating and improving measures of policy and management intended to regulate the exploitation of natural resources. The ideas presented in this book provide resource managers and researchers (whether government, community or the private individual) with a systematic means of resource utilization and management.
(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter One
Importance of Protected Areas for Carnivore Conservation in Ghana
(Emmanuel Danquah, Department of Wildlife and Range Management, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, PMB, Kumasi, Ghana)

Chapter Two
Density And Distribution of Birds in the Xavi Ecotourism Site, Ghana
(Emmanuel Danquah and Evans Atsu Abormega, Department of Wildlife and Range Management, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, PMB, Kumasi, Ghana)

Chapter Three
Botanical Assessment in a Community Forest Resource Management Area, Ghana
(Edward D. Wiafe, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, Presbyterian University College, Ghana, Akropong Akuapem, Ghana)

Chapter Four
Adaptive Cluster Sampling for Assessment of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPS)
(Francis Kofi Bih, College of Technology Education, University of Education, Winneba, Kumasi, Ghana)

Chapter Five
Solid Waste Composition, Material Recovery and Climate Change. The Case of Accra Polytechnic
(Richard Amfo-Otu, John Adu Kumi and Foster Kwakye, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Presbyterian University College Ghana, Akuapem Campus, Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana, and others)

Chapter Six
Towards Energy Sustainability in Ghana: A Review of the Empirics on Determinants of Energy Consumption
(Paul Adjei Kwakwa, Solomon Aboagye and Hamdiyah Alhassan, Presbyterian University College Ghana, Okwahu Campus, Ghana, and others)


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