Dr. Haruna Abukari

Position: Research Scientist

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Professional fields of interest:

Natural Resources Assessment and Management, Conservation Social

Science, Wildlife Management

Professional background

  1. 2015 – 2018: PhD in Natural Resources Assessment and Management, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  2. 2010 – 2012: M.Phil. in Environmental Science, University of Ghana, Legon
  3. 2004 – 2008: BSc. (Hons) in Agriculture Technology, University for Development Studies, Tamale

Research Project

Effects of human activities and attitudes on the population and distribution of avian scavengers in Newmont Akyem Mine catchment area, Birim North District, Ghana. Principal investigator: Dr. Bright O. Kankam 

Selected Publications

Abukari, H. & Mwalyosi, R. B. (2018). Comparing pressures on national parks in Ghana and Tanzania: The case of Mole and Tarangire National Parks. Global Ecology and Conservation 15, 1 -13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00405

Abukari, H. & Mwalyosi, R. B. (2018). Comparing Conservation Attitudes of Park-Adjacent Communities: The Case of Mole National Park in Ghana and Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. Tropical Conservation Science, 11, 1–14. DOI: 10.1177/1940082918802757

Obeng, E. A., Oduro, K. A., Obiri, B. O., Abukari, H., Guuroh, R. T. Djagbletey, G. D., Joseph Appiah-Korang, J. & Appiah, M. (2019). Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem services: local communities’ attitudes and willingness to participate in restoration
activities in Ghana. Heliyon, 5, 1 – 11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02617

Abukari, H. & Mwalyosi, R. B. (2020). Local communities’ perceptions about the impact of protected areas on livelihoods and community development. Global Ecology and Conservation, 22, 1 -12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e00909

Oduro, K. A., Obeng, E. A., Abukari, H. & Pentsil, S. (2020). Bamboo policy integration, Ghana. INBAR Working paper No. 83

Oduro K.A., E. A. Obeng, M. Seidu, G. Asomaning and H. Abukari. (2020). The public procurement policy on timber and timber products and supply of legal wood to the domestic market. Nature and Development Foundation and Tropenbos International, Kumasi, Ghana.

Awards/Fellowships Dean’s Award:

  1. Trans-disciplinary Training for Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (TRECCAfrica II), Intra-ACP Mobility scholarship award

  2. International Foundation for Science (IFS) individual research grant award

  3. Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTESS) award


  1. African Students and Alumni Forum (ASAF) 


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