Integrated Assessment of Changes in Wetland Types in the Songor Biosphere Reserve, Ghana – Adade et. al, 2019

The Songor wetlands form an ecologically valuable resource in Ghana, providing numerous support for biological diversity. Despite its relevance, studies have shown that overexploitation due to developmental activities and overdependence on their values for livelihood pose a threat to the existence of the wetlands. This study investigated long-term changes that have occurred as a result of human activities in the area over a 25 year period (1990-2015). Landsat TM and ETM+ and OLI/TIRS images were used to categorize and quantify the changes in the various wetland types. Local perceptions of the riparian population on the historical changes and drivers for the changes were also sought to complement the assessment.

Integrated Assessment

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