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A teak plantation in the Kumawu Forest District of the Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana. The plantation lacks forest structure and composition, and hence, the capacity to provide the full bundle of ecosystem services or non-timber forest products for forest fringe communities. The lack of understory does not provide the necessary protection and habitat for wildlife animals (quadrupeds in particular).

The biodiversity-rich rainforest in Africa is being converted to monoculture plantations of fast-growing exotic species. In Ghana, 95% of the 16 million seedlings supplied for planting countrywide in 2011 were exotic trees. These..


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