Name of scheme


Ghana Wildlife Division’s vertebrate monitoring program

Biome (terrestrial; freshwater; marine)



What is monitored


Human resource use and wildlife

Who compiles data


Government rangers

Number of community members involved



Spatial scale. Size of area monitored


516,500 ha divided on two areas (2003)

Methods used


Methods include, e.g., patrol records

Year of initiation


Late 1960s

Funded by


Government of Ghana


Documents or publications available


Brashares et al 2001, Brashares 2003, Brashares and Arcese 2002, Brashares and Sam 2005, Danielsen et al. in press


Organizers and contact details


Ghana Wildlife Division

Justin S. Brashares, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA;. E--mail:


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