Ankasa Conservation Area

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Species Pop. Size Trend Data Quality


Ankasa Conservation Area is comprised of Ankasa Resource Reserve and Nini-Suhien National Park, for a total protected area of 509 km2.

Ape status

There exist no recent estimate of chimpanzee abundance in Ghana. The last estimate was made by TelekiĀ“s (1989), which estimated between 300 to 500 chimpanzees to be present in Ghana. Chimpanzee's presence is still unconfirmed at this site, but during recent field surveys between 2006-2008, chimpanzee's vocalizations were believed to have been heard at this site (Gatti, 2008).

Year Estimated Number of Individuals Source Dates
2009 ?
2008 ?

Table 1: Chimpanzee population estimates in Ankasa Conservation Area


Logging was ongoing at this site, south of the river Suhien, until 1976.

Major Threats Ankasa Conservation Area
Poaching yes
Disease no
Agriculture yes
Logging yes
Mining no

Table 2: Threats to chimpanzee in Ankasa Conservation Area

Conservation activities

Primate species monitoring

Conservation actions Ankasa Conservation Area
Law Enforcement yes
Long-term Research no
Permanent Monitoring Program no
Education no
Public Awareness Campaign no
Ecotourism no

Table 3: Conservation activities in Ankasa Conservation Area



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