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Ghana's Rainforest

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Ghana's Forests
FAO

Location:

Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. The closed forest is mainly in Southwest Ghana.

The Resource:

"The natural vegetation is tropical high forest in the south-west and savanna woodland north of this zone, where the climate is drier, petering out to savanna grasslands in the northern third as well as in the east. Near the coast are areas of scrub and grassland with mangrove vegetation around the lagoons." - FAO

Cause of Problem:

Again, the typical problems associated with neighbors Ivory Coast and Togo,

Other Environmental Issues:

"recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water" - CIA

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