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Elephants invade farming activities at Debiso

2010-09-20 - Debiso, Ghana

Farming activities at Debiso, the district capital of Bia in the Western Region have been severely hampered this season following the invasion of the area by elephants from the La Cote d´Ivoire boarder. Large trucks of cocoa and food crop farms have been destroyed by the elephants. Economic and other social activities at Debiso have virtually come to a standstill because of fear of the animals.



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11 Arrested For Dealing In Ivory

2008-11-18 - Accra, Ghana

artefact sellers were at the weekend arrested at the Arts Centre in Accra for allegedly possessing ivory in the country. The suspects, who are currently on police enquiry bail, are Tahiru Haruna, 29, Mohammed Kabiru, 29, Rose Mensah, 25, Atta Issah, 30, and Razak Tahiru 18. The others are Yakubu Benjamin, 45, Garba Ibrahim, 55, Musa Ali, 40, Jibril Alhassan 27, Yakubu Osman, 28, and Samaila Alahassan. They are being charged under the Wildlife Conservation Regulation LI 685 of 1971 which makes it...



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Ghana elephants show U.N. deforestation headache

2008-08-26 - Afiaso, Ghana

Rising elephant numbers in a protected forest park in Ghana are angering farmers whose crops are being raided in an unwanted side-effect of a plan to slow deforestation. Locals in Afiaso, a village of 620 people in southern Ghana with no electricity nor running water, grumble that they are seeing limited benefits from agreeing to cooperate in protecting Kakum National Park forest, which starts 2 km (1 mile) away. "We used to cut down a lot of trees to plant cocoa. Cutting down trees used to be n...



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Elephants crop raiding reduce in Central Region of Ghana

2006-08-22 - Accra, Ghana

The Ghana Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission has through a pilot project reduced elephant crop raiding activities around the Kakum National Park, Mr Moses Sam, a Director of the Division said on Tuesday in Accra, at the opening of a three-day international symposium on "African Elephant Conservation," being attended by about 40 participants from 20 African countries.



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Elephants accused of causing havoc in farming community

2006-06-28 - Ashanti, Ghana

Prekesease, a farming community near Anyinofi in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti region has been plunged into a state of fear as a result of the destructive activities of elephants in the area. The animals are destroying farms and farm produce, causing much panic and indignation among the people.



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Farmers at Kakum assisted to protect farms against elephants

2004-09-23 - Brahabebome, Ghana

A 234,000 dollar- project, initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), last year, to protect farms in communities around the Kakum National Park from marauding elephants, has yielded positive results. For the first time in over 20 years, farmers at Aboabo camp, Nyamebekyere, Adubiase, Siriboekro, Brahabebome, Kasum and Alicekrom, have been able to harvest their food crops without any hindrance from the elephants.



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6 Headlines about Elephants from Ghana2010-09-20 - Debiso, Ghana - Elephants invade farming activities at Debiso 2008-11-18 - Accra, Ghana - 11 Arrested For Dealing In Ivory 2008-08-26 - Afiaso, Ghana - Ghana elephants show U.N. deforestation headache 2006-08-22 - Accra, Ghana - Elephants crop raiding reduce in Central Region of Ghana 2006-06-28 - Ashanti, Ghana - Elephants accused of causing havoc in farming community 2004-09-23 - Brahabebome, Ghana - Farmers at Kakum assisted to protect farms against elephants


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2010-09-20-Debiso
Elephants invade farming activities at Debiso
2008-11-18-Accra
11 Arrested For Dealing In Ivory
2008-08-26-Afiaso
Ghana elephants show U.N. deforestation headache
2006-08-22-Accra
Elephants crop raiding reduce in Central Region of Ghana
2006-06-28-Ashanti
Elephants accused of causing havoc in farming community
2004-09-23-Brahabebome
Farmers at Kakum assisted to protect farms against elephants