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Prof Danquah

Prof Emmanuel Danquah

Department Wildlife and Range Management

Office-location Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Room 119

Research-areas

Senior Lecturer

Phone: Cellular +233 244742385; +233 501347240

Email:emmanueldanquah@yahoo.com;

emmanueldanquah@gmail.com;

edanquah.irnr@knust.edu.gh;danquah@umich.edu;

Department: Wildlife and Range Management

Office: Room 119

Office Hours: By Appointment

Address: Department of Wildlife and Range Management,

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources,

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,

Kumasi,

Ghana

Brief Info

Dr. Emmanuel Danquah is the Head of the Department of Wildlife and Range Management and a Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. He is the West African Regional Director of Optimal Development Consult, Member of the Board of Directors of Save the Frogs, Ghana and also a Technical Advisor to A Rocha, Ghana, which is part of a national network of 19 committed environmental NGOs that constitute A Rocha International. Having worked for several years in the NGO sector, Emmanuel’s academic background is interdisciplinary and has over 20 papers and technical reports to his credit.

Emmanuel is a Fellow of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars in Ann Arbor, Michigan and a Collaborator of the Ecosystems Lab at the Environmental Change Institute in Oxford University, UK. He is a member of the American Society of Mammalogists. He is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), IUCN SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG), IUCN World Commission on Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) and Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). In Ghana, Emmanuel is a member of UNESCO’s MAB National Committee of Ghana (AfriMAB), Ghana Science Association (GSA), Ghana Institute of Professional Foresters (GIPF) and Ghana Association for the Conservation of Nature (GACON).

Major Responsibilities

  • Head of the Department of Wildlife and Range Management
  • Teaching (under graduate and post graduate courses))
  • Research
  • Consultancy and Service to Community

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses:

Wildlife Ecology, Principles of Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife and Range Surveys, Introduction to Wildlife and Range Management, Wildlife Management, Ecotourism, West African Fish and Game Animals, Applied Systematics

Graduate Courses:

Research Methods, Project Supervision

Research Interests

Climate change, REDD and REDD+ assessments, HCV assessments, green economies in biosphere reserves, endangered species management; human – wildlife - natural resources conflict resolution, protected areas governance; indigenous people and conservation; traditional knowledge in natural resource management; and environmental impact assessments of natural resource-based projects.

Current Research

HCV assessments, green economies in biosphere reserves, endangered species management; human – wildlife - natural resources conflict resolution, indigenous people and conservation; and environmental impact assessments of natural resource-based projects.

Journal Articles

  • Gaubert, P., Njiokou, F., Olayemi, A., Pagani, P., Dufour, S., Danquah, E., Nutsuakor, M., E., K., Ngua, G., Missoup, A-D., Tedesco, P., A., Dernat, R_E. and Antunes, A. (2015). Bushmeat genetics: setting up a reference framework for the DNA typing of African forest bushmeat. Molecular Ecology Resources (15) pp 633-651.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2014). Survey of Forest Elephants Loxodonta cyclotis (Matschie, 1900) (Mammalia: Proboscidea: Elephantidae) in the Bia Conservation Area, Ghana. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(11), pp 100–107.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2013). Elephant population trends and associated factors: a review of the situation in western Ghana. Pachyderm (53) pp 81-90.
  • Danquah, E., Oppong, S., K., Akom, E. and Sam, M, K. (2012). Preliminary Survey of Chimpanzees and Endangered Monkeys in the Bia-Goaso Forest Block in Southwestern Ghana. African Primate 7 (2), pp 163-174.
  • Danquah, E., Nutsuakor, E., M. and Dunia Nteim, T., S. (2012) Prevalence and management of endo-parasitic zoonoses in the Kumasi Zoo, Ghana. International Journal of Biosciences 2(8), pp 102-108.
  • Danquah, E., Oppong, S., K. and Nutsuakor, E., M. (2012) Effect of protected area category on mammal abundance in Western Ghana. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 2(8), pp 50-57.
  • Boafo, Y., Manford, M., Barnes, R., F., W., Hema, E., M., Danquah, E., Nandjui, A. and Dubiure, U., F. (2009). Comparison of two dung count methods for estimating elephant numbers at Kakum Conservation Area in southern Ghana. Pachyderm (45) pp 34-40.
  • Kumordzi, B., B., Oduro, W., Oppong, S., K., Danquah, E., Lister, A. and Sam, M, K. (2008). An elephant survey in Digya National Park, Ghana, and implications for conservation and management. Pachyderm (44) pp 28-34.
  • Oppong, S., K., Danquah, E. and Sam, M, K. (2008). An update on crop raiding by elephants at Bia Conservation Area, Ghana from 2004 to 2006. Pachyderm (44) pp 60-64.
  • Danquah, E., Oppong, S., K. and Sam, M, K. (2007) Aspects of elephant crop-raiding behaviour in the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana. Nature & Faune 21 (2) pp 15-19.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2007) Phenology of forest trees favoured by elephants in the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana. Pachyderm (42) pp 43-51.
  • Barnes, R., F., W., Dubiure, U., F., Danquah, E., Boafo, Y., Nandjui, A., Hema, E., M. and Manford, M. (2007) Crop-raiding elephants and the moon. Afr. J. Ecol. (45) pp 112-115.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2006) Food Plants of Forest Elephants and their availability in the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana. Pachyderm (40) pp 52-60.
  • Sam, M., K., Danquah, E., Oppong, S., K. and Bosu, E., D.  (2006) Elephant survey in the Bia Conservation Area, western Ghana. Pachyderm (40) pp 42-50.
  • Barnes, R., F., W., Hema, E., M., Nandjui, A., Manford, M., Dubiure, U., F., Danquah, E. and Boafo, Y. (2005). Risk of crop raiding by elephants around the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana. Pachyderm (39) pp 19-25.
  • Sam, M., K., Danquah, E., Oppong, S., K. and Ashie, E., A.  (2005) Nature and extent of human-elephant conflict in Bia Conservation Area, Ghana. Pachyderm (38) pp 49-58.
  • Boafo, Y., Dubuire, U., F., Danquah, E., Amofah Appiah, M., Nandjui, A., Hema, E., M., Barnes, R., F., W. and Bailey, B. (2004). Long-term management of crop raiding by elephants around Kakum Conservation Area in southern Ghana. Pachyderm (37) pp 68-72.
  • Danquah, E. and Ayiku, T., M., O. (2004). Studying African elephants in Ghana. A Rocha International News (36) pp 6-7.
  • Danquah, E., Boafo, Y., Dubiure, U., F., Nandjui, A., Hema, E., M. and Amofah Appiah, M. (2001). Elephant census in the Ankasa Conservation Area in South – Western Ghana. Pachyderm (31) pp 63-69.

Book Chapters

  • Danquah, E. and Oduro, W. (2013) An Evaluation of Conservation Effort in the Bia-Goaso Forest Block. Pp 17-33 in AfriMAB: Biosphere Reserves in Sub-Saharan Africa Showcasing Sustainable Development (Eds. Pool-Stanvliet, R. and Clusner-Godt, Miguel). UNESCO, Rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France.
  • Oduro, W. and Danquah, E. (2013) Potential of Community Resources Management Areas as Forest Corridors in Western Ghana. Pp 214-235 in AfriMAB: Biosphere Reserves in Sub-Saharan Africa Showcasing Sustainable Development (Eds. Pool-Stanvliet, R. and Clusner-Godt, Miguel). UNESCO, Rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France

Conference Presentations and Workshop

  • Danquah, E. (2015). Importance of community-owned forests for biodiversity, carbon storage and socio-economic development. XIV World Forest Congress (WFC) Durban, South Africa.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2014). Exploring opportunities for participatory wildlife management at the Bia Biosphere Reserve in western Ghana. International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2014 World Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2014). Integrating local communities to safeguard livelihoods and resolve conflicts in the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana. IUFRO 2014 World Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • Danquah,E. (2012). Is there a future for elephants in Western Ghana? STEM-Africa International Conference. International Centre for Innovative Learning, KNUST, Ghana.
  • Danquah,E. and Howard H., A. (2012). Influence of Plant Density on Kob (Kobus kob) Density in the Mole National Park, Ghana. STEM-Africa International Conference. International Center for Innovative Learning, KNUST, Ghana.
  • Danquah,E., Nutsuakor, M., E. and Dunia Nteim, T., S. (2011). Prevalence and Management of Endo Parasitic Zoonoses in the Kumasi Zoo, Ghana. College of Health Sciences, 4th Annual Scientific Conference, KNUST, Ghana.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2011). Deforestation Trends in Western Ghana and Implications for Elephants. Ghana Science Association, 27th Biennial Conference, 2011. KNUST, Ghana.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2011). Species Composition and Density of Mammals in the Bia-Goaso Forest Block, Western Ghana. Ghana Science Association, 27th Biennial Conference, 2011. KNUST, Ghana.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2010). Land use modifications and wildlife security in the Bia-Goaso forest block in Western Ghana. XXIII International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, Seoul, Korea.
  • Danquah, E. (2010). Modeling Human Impacts on Mammal Diversity in Western Ghana. African Studies Center. University of Michigan, SNRE, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S., K. (2010). Human Influence on Mammal Diversity in Western Ghana: lessons for Central African forests. Conference on Central African Forests and Institutions (CAFI), University of Michigan, SNRE, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Danquah, E., Sam, M. and Marshall, P. (2009) Monitoring in Conservation: A review of elephant population trends in western Ghana. Proceedings of the 7th Members’ Meeting of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group. KCB Leadership Center, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Sam, M., Ewur, D., Danquah, E., and Wiafe, E. (2009) Evaluation of Low-Tech Method to Combat Elephant Crop-Raiding Activities: A case in Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana. Proceedings of the 7th Members’ Meeting of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group. KCB Leadership Center, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Griebenow, G. M. and Danquah, E. (2009). Preserving livelihoods at Bia Conservation Area in Ghana. In: Society for Conservation Biology. 1st Africa Section Regional Meeting: From Conservation Science to Policy in Africa.” University of Ghana, Legon. January 28-30, 2009.
  • Kumordzi, B.B., Danquah, E. and Nutsuakor, M. E. (2007). Human-Wildlife Conflict and Food Security: Ensuring a balance for accelerated national growth and development. Proceedings of Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series III.
  •  Kumordzi, B.B., Oduro, W., Oppong, S.K. and Danquah, E. (2007). An elephant survey in the Digya National Park, Ghana. CANR Scientific Retreat Proceedings (1) pp 105-117.
  • Danquah, E. and Oppong, S.K. (2007). Selective logging and forest structure in the Kakum Conservation Area. Ghana. CANR Scientific Retreat Proceedings (1) pp 118-129

Other publications

  • Danquah, E. and Campion, B. (2015). Ecological Assessment in proposed Aggreko Thermal Power Plant Site, Esiama. Technical Report submitted to Aurecon Group.
  • Danquah, E. (2015). Fauna survey at Awudua Estate of Ghana Rubber Estate Limited as part of HCV assessment for the concession. Technical Report submitted to Proforest.
  • Danquah, E. (2014). Biological Assessment and Inventory of Bia Biosphere Reserve. Component of UNESCO/KOICA Project towards implementation of Green Economies in Biosphere Reserves. Technical Report submitted to EPA, Ghana.
  • Danquah, E. (2014). Fauna Surveys at Bia Biosphere Reserve and Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve. Component of GEF/FAO Project towards implementation of Bia-Diambarakro TFCA in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. Technical Report submitted to Conservation Alliance.
  • Danquah, E. (2014). Baseline Biological Surveys at Wilmar’s Biase Oil Plantations Limited, Calaro Estate Extension. Wilmar Group of Companies, Cross River State, Nigeria. Component of SWAPP towards RSPO certification. Technical Report submitted to Proforest.
  • Optimal Development Consult (2014). Environmental and Social Performance Compliance in Nzema Gold Operations, Ghana and Agbaou Gold Operations, Cote d’Ivoire. Technical Report for Endeavour Mines.
  • Danquah, E., Sam, M., K., Akom, E., Appiah-Kubi, S., K. and Ayiku, T. (2013): Red Hot Pepper Solution for Crop Raiding Elephants around Bia Conservation Area, Ghana. Technical Report (USF&WS/A Rocha Project _ AFE-0779).
  • Danquah, E. (2013). Baseline Faunal Surveys at Juaben (Ashanti Region), Norpalm and BOPP (Western Region) and TOPP (Central Region) Oil Mills, Ghana. Component of SWAPP towards RSPO certification. Technical Report submitted to Proforest, Ghana.
  • Danquah, E. (2013). Environmental Impact Assessment on Proposed Alluvial Mining Project at Bogyawe Concessions, Bogyawe, Bekwai Municipal Ashanti Region-Ghana. Technical Report submitted to Optimal Development Consults (OPDEC).
  • Oduro, W. and Danquah, E. (2013). Ecological Studies for the Form Ghana Agro-Forestry Project in Tain II Forest Reserve, Ghana. Technical Report submitted to Form Ghana.
  • Danquah, E. (2013): Land-Use Modifications and Mammal Abundance in Western Ghana. PhD thesis. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana; 188 pages.
  • Optimal Development Consult (2012). Environmental and Social Performance Compliance in Kibi and Nyinahin Concessions. Technical Report for Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Optimal Development Consult (2011). Environmental Impact Assessment and Hydrological Survey with Liability Estimate of the Kibi and Nyinahin Bauxite Concessions. Technical Report submitted to Vimetco Ghana (Bauxite) Limited.
  • Optimal Development Consult (2011). Strategic Stakeholder and Resource Mapping in and around the Songhor Lagoon. Technical Report submitted to Electra (West Africa) Limited.
  • Danquah, E. and Akom, E., Sam, M., K. and Appiah-Kubi, S., K. (2010): Status, Survey and Conservation of Chimpanzees and Endangered Primates in Western Ghana. Technical Report (USF&WS / A Rocha Project _GA-0582).
  • KNUST (2010). Fauna Survey of Tarkwa Mine Concessions in Ghana. Technical Report submitted to Tarkwa Mines.
  • Danquah, E., Sam, M., K., Akom, E., Appiah-Kubi, S., K. and Ayiku, T. (2009): Elephant Conservation and Possibilities of Creating Corridors in Western Ghana. Technical Report (USF&WS / A Rocha Project _ AFE-0348).
  • Danquah, E., Sam, M., K. and Marshal P. (2009). Monitoring Matters: A survey of large mammals of the Ankasa and Bia Conservation Areas. Report submitted to EU/WD Protected Areas Development Programme Phase II Project.
  • A Rocha (2009): Baseline Survey and Ethno-Biological Assessment of Zukpri Wildlife Sanctuary, Sureso-Pebase and Pusupu CREMAs in Ghana. (GEF-SGP/FC/A Rocha Project)
  • Campion, B., B., Danquah, E., Owusu–Boateng, G. and Antwi-Bediako, R. (2009). TBA Natural Resource Initiative for Ghana and Ivory Coast: Study on Natural Resources Related Conflicts. (Ghana & Cote D’ivoire). Report submitted to CARE International TBA Project
  • Danquah, E., Campion, B., B., Owusu–Boateng, G. and Owusu Asubonteng, K. (2009). TBA Natural Resource Initiative for Ghana and Ivory Coast: Baseline Survey and Assessment of Jema-Assemkrom CREMA. Report submitted to CARE International TBA Project
  • RMSC (2009). Fauna Survey of Oda River Forest Reserve, Ashanti Region, Ghana. Technical Report submitted to the Ghana Millennium Villages Project.
  • RMSC (2009). Fauna Survey of Tano Nimiri, Boin Tano and Boin River Forest Reserves, Western Region, Ghana, (Ghana Forest Certification Project).
  • Owusu-Ansah, N. and Danquah, E. (2008). Baseline biological survey in Western Ghana. Report submitted to EU/WD PADP II Project.
  • Danquah, E. and Nutsuakor, M. E. (2008). Yazori-Kaden Community Resource Management Area baseline biological survey. Report submitted to A Rocha, Ghana, Ecosystem Grant Programme of the Netherlands Committee of IUCN and WD of FC, Ghana.
  • Oduro, W., Danquah, E. and Owusu-Ansah, N. (2008). Baseline faunal survey in Western Ghana. Report submitted to CARE International CFB Project.
  • Danquah, E. (2008). Fauna Survey of 6 CREMAs in Ankasa, Bia, Krokosua Hills and Cape 3 Points Protected Areas, Western Region, Ghana. (Community Forest Biodiversity Project).  Technical Report submitted to CARE International.
  • Danquah, E., Sam, M., K. amd Marshal P. (2007). A survey of large mammals of the Ankasa and Bia Conservation Areas. Report submitted to EU/WD Protected Areas Development Programme Phase II Project.
  • Barnes, R. F. W., Nandjui, A. and Danquah, E. (2006). Distribution of large mammals in Outamba-Kilimi National Park, Sierra Leone. Report submitted to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Conservation Branch of the National Commission on Environment & Forestry, Sierra Leone.
  • Danquah, E. (2004). CITES – MIKE Kakum National Park retrospective elephant survey 2004 (Final Report). Accra: A Rocha Ghana. URL: http://www.cites.org/common/prog/mike/sub_reg/W_Africa/ghana_2004_survey.pdf.
  • Barnes, R. F. W., Boafo, Y., Nandjui, A., Dubiure, U. F., Hema, E. M., Danquah, E. and Manford, M. (2003). An overview of crop raiding by elephants around the Kakum Conservation Area. PARTS 1 & 2, Elephant Biology and Management Project, Africa Program, Conservation International.

Appointments/Employment Records & Positions Held

  • 2005 - Lecturer
  • 2009 - Senior Lecturer
  • 2012; 2014 till present - Head of Department (Wildlife and Range Management), FRNR, KNUST

Honours and Awards

  • 2014 - SAP-SPDC Scholarship: 2014 IUFRO World Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 2014 - Best Poster Award (Division 6) – 2014 IUFRO World Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Any others Responsibilities

Serving on Committees

  • Member – FRNR Project Committee, Since 2009
  • Member – FRNR Finance Committee, Since 2008
  • Examinations Officer – FRNR, Department of Wildlife and Range Management, Since 2008
  • Member – FRNR Seminar/Presentations/Field Visits/Exhibitions/Posters Committee, Since 2007
  • Member – FRNR Guest House Management Committee, Since 2007
  • Member – Missing RENARSA Computer Committee, FRNR, Since 2007
  • Member – College Board, CANR, FRNR, Since 2006
  • External Examiner – Department of Ecotourism, School of Natural Resources, UENR, Sunyani
  • External Examiner – Department of Range and Wildlife Management, FRNR, UDS, Tamale
  • External Assessor – Forest Research Institute of Ghana, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Journal review

  • Pachyderm - Journal of the IUCN SSC African/Asian Elephant and Rhino Specialist Groups
  • African Journal of Ecology  
  • AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment
  • West African Journal of Applied Ecology

Collaborations

  • Ecosystems Laboratory - Environmental Change Institute (Oxford University)
  • American Society of Mammalogists (ASM)
  • University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar (UMAPS)
  • IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA);
  • IUCN SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG);
  • IUCN Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)
  • Society for Conservation Biology (SCB);
  • Ghana Science Association (GSA);
  • Ghana Institute of Professional Foresters (GIPF);

Current Consultancy

  • (2016) Biodiversity assessment of Kwekaru Forest Reserve in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region of Ghana
  • (2015) Ecological Assessment in proposed Aggreko Thermal Power Plant Site, Esiama.
  • (2015) Fauna survey at Awudua Estate of Ghana Rubber Estate Limited as part of HCV assessment for the concession.
  • (2014) Biological Assessment and Inventory of Bia Biosphere Reserve. Component of UNESCO/KOICA Project towards implementation of Green Economies in Biosphere Reserves.
  • (2014) Fauna Surveys at Bia Biosphere Reserve and Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve. Component of GEF/FAO Project towards implementation of Bia-Diambarakro TFCA in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • (2014) Baseline Biological Surveys at Wilmar’s Biase Oil Plantations Limited, Calaro Estate Extension. Wilmar Group of Companies, Cross River State, Nigeria. Component of SWAPP towards RSPO certification.
  • (2014) Environmental and Social Performance Compliance in Nzema Gold Operations, Ghana and Agbaou Gold Operations, Cote d’Ivoire.
  • (2013) Red Hot Pepper Solution for Crop Raiding Elephants around Bia Conservation Area, Ghana. USF&WS/A Rocha Project _ AFE-0779.
  • (2013) Baseline Faunal Surveys at Juaben (Ashanti Region), Norpalm and BOPP (Western Region) and TOPP (Central Region) Oil Mills, Ghana. Component of SWAPP towards RSPO certification.
  • (2013) Environmental Impact Assessment on Proposed Alluvial Mining Project at Bogyawe Concessions, Bogyawe, Bekwai Municipal Ashanti Region-Ghana.
  • (2013) Ecological Studies for the Form Ghana Agro-Forestry Project in Tain II Forest Reserve, Ghana.
  • (2012) Environmental and Social Performance Compliance in Kibi and Nyinahin Bauxite Concessions.
  • (2011) Environmental Impact Assessment and Hydrological Survey with Liability Estimate of the Kibi and Nyinahin Bauxite Concessions.
  • (2011) Strategic Stakeholder and Resource Mapping in and around the Songhor Lagoon.
  • (2010) Status, Survey and Conservation of Chimpanzees and Endangered Primates in Western Ghana. USF&WS / A Rocha Project _GA-0582
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