Are you aware of the environmental impact of locusts? What do they do to our land, water, and environment?. The sudden rise in population resulted in massive deforestation and disasters to affect the food supply. While the practice of female infanticide is still prevalent in certain parts of the world, in the Western parts it is now illegal.
Overpopulation of locusts can seriously deplete natural resources and negatively affect agriculture and forestry. They destroy crops by means of their powerful wings, which consume huge amounts of food. This results in a reduction in crop yields and thus contributes to soil depletion. Furthermore, overpopulation of locusts will reduce the productivity of agricultural lands leading to higher cost for food.
Ghana fights deforestation by planting 5 million trees in one day. This feat was recently highlighted on the front page of the famous newspaper, the Ghana Independent, where it was reported that the country’s chief negotiator and chief minister had visited the town of Eyasi and had planted the trees on Saturday. It was a historic day as it marks the first occasion where such a large number of trees have been planted in one day.
Environmentally speaking, this is a massive accomplishment for Ghana. It is one more step in their campaign to be at the forefront of sustainable development. This move has brought with it several different impacts. The most notable impact is on the environment. The planting took place in one of the last great wilderness areas in Ghana. Today, Eyasi play a major role in preserving the environment for future generations.
Environmentalists and the local residents are understandably thrilled with this success. Eyasi is a large forested area located in northeastern Ghana. This makes it a unique environment which meets all requirements of an indigenous habitat, yet at the same time has the advantage of providing easy access to markets and other places of business. In many respects, it is a green city because it offers clean and plentiful water which is free from discharging into rivers and streams.