Gold mining in Ghana's forest reserves: A report on the current debate

Show simple item record Hilson, G. Nyame, F. 2019-03-25T11:56:23Z 2019-03-25T11:56:23Z 2006-06
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2006.00670.x
dc.identifier.other Vol. 38(2): pp 175 - 185
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the debate surrounding a recent decision made by the Ghanaian government to permit gold exploration - and potentially, mining - in 'protected' forest reserves. In 2001, four mining companies were awarded mineral exploration concessions in forested regions of the country, and have since put forward applications to mine for gold. Notwithstanding the sharp divide in opinion on the issue, the continued uncertainty surrounding the implications of the proposed activities makes further research on the ground imperative in the short term. Work aiming to elicit indigenous perspectives on the projects, as well as research that facilitates dialogue between and/or among stakeholder parties, should be prioritized. © The Authors. Journal compilation © Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) 2006. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Area en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject Environmental en_US
dc.subject Forest reserves en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Gold mining en_US
dc.title Gold mining in Ghana's forest reserves: A report on the current debate en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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