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Status and Conservation of West Africa Sender-Snouted Crocodile

The Critically Endangered West African slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus) is one of the rarest and least studied crocodilians in the world (Shirley, 2007). Although the species is known to occur in many West African countries, significant population has been recorded in only Tai National Park, Côte d’Ivoire (M. Shirley, pers. comm.).

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Status and Distribution of Crocodiles and Pangolins in Kakum Conservation Area, Cape Coast, Ghana

Kakum Conservation Area (KCA) is a protected area block of Upper Guinea Forest that is home to the newly recognized West African dwarf crocodile Osteolaemus sp. nov. cf. tetraspis (Eaton et al. 2009, Shirley et al. 2014, 2015) – an integrally protected species locally (Ghana Wildlife Division, 1996).

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Status and Conservation of the Critically Endangered Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) in the Kumasi Metropolis

The Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) has been classified as Critically Endangered due to the rapid population decline it is experiencing across its ranges (IUCN, 2015). Non-target poisoning, capture for traditional medicine and bushmeat, habitat loss and direct persecution are the major factors that threatens the long term survival of the species (Ogada and Buij 2011), and the case of Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana is of no exception.

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Mitigating Human-Crocodile Conflicts; A Bottom-Up Approach In The Obuasi Municipality, Ghana.

Crocodile populations in Ghana continue to experience rapid decline, particularly the critically endangered West African Slender-snouted Crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus). This can be attributed to anthropogenic pressures which result in habitat loss and hunting pressure. The situation is aggravated by negative perceptions held by most Ghanaians about crocodiles as destructive and dangerous.

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