Ghanaian Wins $50,000 Prize For Protecting Endangered Crocodile

Ghanaian Wins $50,000 Prize For Protecting Endangered Crocodile

  • Ghanaian conservationist, Emmanuel Amoah, has won a nearly $50,000 ( GH¢375,000+) prize from a UK charity, the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN)
  • The prize is in recognition of his efforts toward protecting the critically threatened West African slender-snouted crocodile
  • Amoah and his team save and raise awareness about protecting the endangered reptile species in local communities in Ghana

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Ghanaian conservationist, Emmanuel Amoah, has been named winner of the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) for his efforts toward protecting endangered species in the wild.

The nearly $50,000 annual prize is offered to outstanding nature conservationists across the world, the BBC reports.

Emmanuel Amoah, the director of the Threatened Species Conservation Alliance of Ghana, is working to protect the critically endangered West African slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus) in the wild, according to Let's Work For WildLife.

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Emmanuel Amoah
Photos of Emmanuel Amoah and the slender-snouted crocodile. Source: zsl.org/BBC
Source: UGC

How the slender-snouted crocodile looks

This remarkable species has a long, narrow snout perfect for capturing fish and is believed to have undergone rapid population decline throughout its range.

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Similarly, it is threatened in Ghana by habitat destruction, prey reduction, and human-crocodile conflict.

Saving the reptiles

Amoah leads a team to save, restore critical habitats, and raise awareness about protecting the endangered reptile species in local communities around the Tanoé River in the Bono East Region and Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.

His efforts have been recognised by WFN, the British conservation charity, which has named him the winner of their annual award of nearly $50,000.

Ghanaian-British Architect Sir David Adjaye Wins New Charlotte Perriand Award

YEN.com.gh that Renowned Ghanian-British architect, Sir David Adjaye, has been named the inaugural winner of the new Charlotte Perriand Award at the 2022 Créateurs Design Awards.

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The honour has been bestowed on him in memory of the acclaimed French architect and designer, whose early work played a key role in modern architecture and design in the 20th century.

Sir David Adjaye has received similar feats in the past for his stellar talent, including the 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal as well as numerous accolades for high-profile commissions such as the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, Ruby City Hall in San Antonio, Texas, among others.

David Adjaye is Recipient of the 2021 Royal Gold Medal

Also, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Sir David Adjaye has been named the recipient of the 2021 Royal Gold Medal by The Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Royal Gold Medal is one of the highest accolades in the field.

In recognition of his exceptional body of work spanning over 25-years, the judges described Adjaye as ''a singular and timely talent and a strong reminder of the insightful and integrative role of the architect.''

Source: YEN.com.gh

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