University of Ghana - Ghana Herbarium, Insects collection
The Ghana Herbarium of the University of Ghana insects dataset contains 8069 records documenting the collection of insect specimens and their biodiversity information. 6433 records deal with specimen found in Ghana. The collection also includes 76 paratype type specimens.
Teaching and research support
The Ghana Herbarium is a centre of taxonomic research in Ghana and also provides services such as the identification and collection of plant materials for institutions and individuals. The herbarium's activities are guided by certain Ghanaian national strategies related to biodiversity management, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Date range: Jan 1, 1908 - Jan 1, 1992
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Jul 8, 2015
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