Lifestyle and social blog

Python is the most exported animal from Ghana – Research reveals

Ghana has exported more pythons than any other animal in the last three and a half decades.

This is according to data gathered by the CITES Trade Database, which indicates that the country has exported 6.1 million live animals since 1975.

The research carried out by Outforia indicates that over two million pythons have been traded from Ghana within the stated time period.

The number puts Ghana among the top 10 countries in the world that where wildlife trade is very rampant.

Meanwhile, El Salvador leads as the country with the highest export of live animals with 19.2 million exports.

China is in second place with 16 million exports, while the USA, Colombia and South Africa have 12.8 million, 11.7 million and 10.6 million, respectively.

The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has in recent years been taking measures to protect the wildlife in the country.

In 2019, the Commission announced that hunters will now be required to obtain licences before they can hunt grass cutters.

Last year, a joint Police and military operation also led to the arrest of four persons who killed an elephant in the northern part.

Executive Director for the wildlife division of the Forestry Commission, Bernard Asamoah-Boateng, said the elephant was part of a herd moving from Burkina Faso to Ghana when it was killed.

According to him, the poachers perpetrated the act by taking advantage of the COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

He warned that persons who are caught hunting wildlife will be dealt with, according to the laws of the country.

READ ALSO  Robbers return Gh¢9,700 out of Gh¢10K stolen cash to Volta region shrine while crying for mercy


–Pulse Ghana–

Do you have a story for us or need a promotion/advertisment? Submit them via our email or WhatsApp 233505721038
Share this
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on pinterest
Share on telegram

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


kumasiblogger logo

kumasi Blogger

tech, lifestyle & social blogger

I am Kumasi Blogger. I only give you the authentic and accurate information. I’ll update you on contents trending on social media, tech news, lifestyle articles and more.

kumasi Blogger

My Personal favorites
Do you need a website?
Follow me on Facebook