Perspective of marine debris: Marine education in Ghana
Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Update: 28 Sep 2015
NANO Research Themes: Coastal Ecosystems; Ecosystem Health; Environmental Management
Ghana lies between longitudes 3° 15’ W and 1° 12’ E, and latitude 4° 44’and 11° 15’ N. The country is located in West Africa. Ghana is bordered on the East by the Republic of Togo, the West by Cote d’Ivoire, the North by Burkina Faso and the South by the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana is richly endowed with diverse natural resources. The marine and coastal resources (e.g., lagoons, marshes, estuary, mangroves etc) of Ghana are exploited (fishery, industry, tourism, aesthetic, historical, cultural and educational) to meet the growing demands of the population. Increasing human activities such as urbanisation, infrastructure development, industrialization and transportation exert pressure and steadily degrade the components of these fragile ecosystems.