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L.I. 710-WILDLIFE RESERVES REGULATIONS, 1971

In exercise of the powers conferred on the President by section 11 of the Wild Animals Preservation Act 1961 (Act 43), these Regulations are hereby made this 20th day of September 1971.
Establishment of reserves 1. The area of land the situations and limits of which are Specified in the Schedule to these Regulations are hereby established as Reserves, and still be designated, by the following names: 
    (a) Mole National Park
    (b) Digya National Park
    (c) Bui National Park
    (d) Shai Hills Game Production Reserve
    (e) Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve
    (f) Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary
Entry to be authorized. 2. No person shall at any time –
    (a) enter a reserve except with the consent of the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer and subject to such conditions as he may determine;
    (b) contravene any condition subject to which he has been permitted to enter a reserve.
Protection of animal and plant life. 3. (1) no person shall at any time –
    (a) hunt, capture or destroy any animal or collect or destroy any plant within a reserve, except with the written consent of the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer which shall only be given for Conservation and Management purpose;
    (b) bring into a reserve any equipment or any apparent which may be used to hunt, capture or destroy any animal;
    (c) take any animal or plant out of a reserve without the written consent of the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer.
    (2) A Game Officer may seize and confiscate any apparatus brought into a reserve which is in the opinion of the Game Officer capable of being used to hunt, capture or destroy any animal and such equipment or apparatus may be disposed of in such manner as the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer thinks fit.
Protection of amenities 4. No person shall at any time –
    (a) light any fire within a Reserve
    (b) pollute any water within a Reserve
    (c) abandon any litter or unwanted articles within a reserve
  (d) without the written consent of the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer, clear or cultivate any area within a reserve.
Offences 5. any person who contravenes any provision of regulations 2 to 4 shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 200,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or both.
Interpretation 6. In these regulations – plant includes any form of vegetable life; reserve includes a national park, game production reserve, and strict nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary.
Revocation 7. The wild animals preservation (game reserves ) regulations, 1962 (L.I. 171) are hereby revoked.

SCHEDULE 

MOLE NATIONAL PARK 
BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION

POSITION AND SIZE

The Mole National Park lies between latitudes 9° 12' and 10° 13’north,longitudes1° 22’ and 2° 13’. It is bounded on the south by the main road from Damongo to Sawla and on the  north by the Kulpawn River. It has an approximate area of 1,896 square mile.

Commencing from Mile 52 one mile from Larabanga village on the Damango-Sawla road for a distance of 25 miles to Mile 77 one mile from Grupe village. Thence on a Bearing of 358° for a distance of 5,300’ B.P.3.

On a bearing of 301° 30’ for a distance of 23,220’ to B.P.9
On a bearing of 347° for a distance of 25,000’ to B.P.23
On a bearing of 44° 30’ for a distance of 63,000’ to B.P.48
On a bearing of 68° 30’ for a distance of 1,000’ to B.P.49
On a bearing of 350° for a distance of 30,880’ to B.P.61
On a bearing of 54° 30’ for a distance of 87,000’ to B.P. 96
On a bearing of 72° 30’ for a distance of 17,400’ to B.P.103
On a bearing of 60° for a distance of 250,250’ to B.P.110
On a bearing of 81° for a distance of 43,000’ to B.P.127
On a bearing of 125° for a distance of 2,700’ to B.P.128.
On a bearing of 99° for a distance of 7,500’ to B.P.131
On a bearing of 351° 30’ for a distance of 31,500’ to B.P.143

Then following the Kaulpawn River down stream for a distance of 172,000 ft to B.P.166. Then on a bearing of 217° for a distance of 25,000’ to B.P.177

On a bearing of 180° for distance of 30,000’ to B.P.182
On a bearing of 234° for a distance of 26,500’ to B.P.193
On a bearing of 180° for a distance of 18,200’ to B.P. 200
On a bearing of 196° for a distance of 5,000’ to B.P. 202
On a bearing of 221° for a distance of 16,000’ to B.P. 208
On a bearing of 271° for a distance of 5,000’ to B.P. 210
On a bearing of 216° for a distance of 12,000’ to B.P. 215
On a bearing of 286° for a distance of 2,640’ to B.P. 216
On a bearing of 213° 30 for a distance of 40,000’ to B.P. 232
On a bearing of 182° for a distance of 20,000’ to B.P. 240
On a bearing of 202° for a distance of 14,500’ to B.P. 246
On a bearing of 298° for a distance of 2,850’ to B.P. 249
On a bearing of 250° for a distance of 5,250’ to B.P. 251
On a bearing of 177° for a distance of 3,100’ to B.P. 254
On a bearing of 198° for a distance of 2,200’ to B.P. 256
On a bearing of 204° for a distance of 7,800’ to B.P. 257
On a bearing of 218° for a distance of 6,000’ to B.P. 258
On a bearing of 173° for a distance of 4,400’ to B.P. 260
On a bearing of 156° for a distance of 3,500’ to B.P. 261
On a bearing of 237° 30’ for a distance of 5,250’ to B.P. 263
On a bearing of 243° 30’ for a distance of 5,000’ to B.P. 265
On a bearing of 268° for a distance of 3,800’ to B.P. 267

WILDLIFE RESERVES REGULATIONS 1971, L.I. 710

On a bearing of 252° for a distance of 2,500’ to B.P. 268
On a bearing of 272° for a distance of 3,500’ to B.P. 269
On a bearing of 248° for a distance of 2,200’ to B.P. 270
On a bearing of 276° for a distance of 2,200’ to B.P. 271
On a bearing of 231° for a distance of 2,300’ to B.P. 272
On a bearing of 195° 30’ for a distance of 1,500’ to B.P. 273
On a bearing of 185° 30’ for a distance of 29,000’ to B.P. 285
On a bearing of 159° for a distance of 8,600’ to B.P. 288
On a bearing of 192° for a distance of 12,400’ to B.P. 293
On a bearing of 150° for a distance of 14,250’ to B.P. 299

Then following the Murugu-Larabanga road for a distance of 29,000 ft to B.P. 300 and on a bearing of 239° 30’ for 37,100’ to Mile 52 on the Damongo-Sawla road which is the point of commencement.

All bearings are approximate and refer to True North.
All distances are more or less.


DIGYA NATIONAL PARK
BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION

All that piece or parcel of land situated on the Western shore of the Volta Lake Commencing from the confluence of River Obosum and Nsoja thence by a cutline on a bearing of 287 30’ (True Bearing) of a distance of 173 chains (11,418 ft) to Boundary Pillar 5, passing through Boundary Pillars 2 to 4, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 319 30’ for a distance of 36 chains (2,376 ft) to B.P.6, thence by a cut line on bearing of 287 30 for a distance of 990 chains (65,340ft) to B.P.31, passing through B.P. 32 to 50; thence by a cut line on a bearing of 270’ for adistance of line on a bearing of 0 for a distance of 880 chains (57,800ft) to River Sene to Lake Volta following a line one mile off shore from low water level Down to the mouth of Apepesu River, thence from the Apepesu River on a bearing of 274, for a distance of 163 chains (10,700) to BP.85 passing through B.Ps.82 to 84; and on a bearing of 290 for a distance of 225 chains (14,800) to B.P. 91 passing through B.P.91 passing through B.P.86 to 90, to the Ntoaboma River, thence down stream to the stream to the Konsupebi (Atensupebi) to the Obosum River thence following the Obosum up stream to the confluence of Rivers Obosum and Nsoja which is the point of commencement.

All bearings are approximate and refer to True North
All distances are more or less.

BUI NATIONAL PARK
BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION

Boundary Pillar 1, the point of commencement lies on the west side of the Bamboi Bole (N.T.23) Road at a distance of 120 chains in a generally North-Westerly direction from the junction of the Bamboi Bole Road with the Halcrows Road from Banda-Nkwanta to Jema in the village of Banda-Nkwanta.

Thence on a cut line on a bearing of 23° for a distance of 450 chains to B.P.2. Thence on a cut line on a bearing of 245° for a distance of 420 chains to B.P.3 which lies on the northern bank of the Black Volta River. Crossing the river to B.P.4. thence on a cut line on a bearing of 215° 45' for distance of 170.25 chains to B.P.5 thence on a cut line on a bearing of –

233° 45’ for a distance of 195.60 chains to B.P.6
133° 45’ for a distance of 90.00 chains to B.P.7
187° 15’ for a distance of 58.24 chains to B.P.8
237° 30 for a distance of 65.00 chains to B.P.9
213° 45’ for a distance of 75.50 chains to B. P.10
232° 45’ for a distance of 95.72 chains to B. P. 11
216° 45’ for a distance of 73.74 chains to B. P. 12

Thence on a cut line on a bearing of –

123° 45’ for a distance of 2.80 chains to B.P.13
227° 00’ for a distance of 56.27 chains to B.P.14
179° 30’ for a distance of 42.40 chains to B.P.15
223° 00’ for a distance of 62.75 chains to B.P.16
206° 45’ for a distance of 17.75 chains to B.P.17
221° 45’ for a distance of 40.00 chains to B.P.18
213° 00’ for a distance of 196.00 chains to B.P.19
211° 30’ for a distance of 20.67 chains to B.P.20
188° 30’ for a distance of 297.00 chains to B.P.21
301° 30’ for a distance of 25.83 chains to B.P.22
202° 30’ for a distance of 283.33 chains to B.P.23
125° 00’ for a distance of 21.93 chains to B.P.24

Following the left bank of the River Chen up stream. Thence on a cut line on a Bearing of –

18° 00’ for a distance of 172.60 chains to B.P.25
31° 00’ for a distance of 119.03 chains to B.P.26
356° 00’ for a distance of 321.66 chains to B.P.27
13° 30’ for a distance of 363.95 chains to B.P.28
296° 00’ for a distance of 552.00 chains to B.P.29
2° 00’ for a distance of 364.27 chains to B.P.30

Following the boundary of the Frontier. Thence along the Ghana- Ivory Coast International Boundary for a distance of 2,545.50 chains to B.P.31 on the Southern bank of the Black Volta, west of the Seri-Black Volta confluence.

Thence in a generally easterly direction for a distance 118 chains following the southern bank of the Black Volta to the confluence of Seri-Black confluence.Thence in generally easterly direction for a distance of 118 chains following the southern bank of the Black Volta to the confluence of the Seri-Black Volta Rivers. Thence in generally north-easterly direction following the southern bank of the Seri River for a distance of 576 chains to the confluence of the Seri Donjayiri Rivers. Thence a cut line on a bearing of 150 for a distance of 1,667 chains to B.P.32. Thence on a cut line on a bearing of 149 for a distance of 238 chains to B.P.33. Thence along the west side of the Bamboi-Bole Road in a generally south easterly direction for 290 chains to B.P.34. Thence a cut line on a bearing of 208 for a distance of 100 chains to B.P.36. Thence along the west side of Bamboi-Bole Road in a generally south-westerly direction for a distance 125 chains to B.P.37. Thence a cut line on a bearing of 184 for a distance of 80 chains to B.P.38. Thence a cut line on a bearing 92 for a distance of 70 chains to B.P.139. Thence along the west side of the Bamboi-Bole Road in a generally south easterly direction for a distance of 310 chains to the point of commencement.

All bearings are approximate and refer to True North.
All distances are more or less.

SHAI HILLS GAME PROUCTION RESERVE
BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION

All that piece of land or parcel of land described below, lying to the east of the main Tema-Akosombo motor road, near the village Doryumu.

Commencing from Survey Department Pillar No. E.P.15/654 situated on the Doryumu-Tekpanya foot path on a bearing of 136 for distance of 53.85 chains to B.P.1; then on a bearing of 12 30 along Tema-Akosombo motor road for a distance of 320 chains B.P.9, passing through B.P.s 2 to 8. Thence following a cut line on a bearing of 17 for a distance of 20 chains to B.P.10; thence on a bearing of 360’ for a distance of 80.80 chains to B.P. 12, passing through B.P.11. thence on a bearing of 80.30’ for a distance of 212.88 chains to B.P. 17, passing through B.Ps. 13 to 16. Thence following a cut line on a bearing of 180 30’ for a distance of 592.50 a bearing chains to B.P.32 passing through B.Ps. 18 to 31. :Thence a cut line on a bearing og 293 for a distance of 40 chains to B.P.33. Thence following a cut line on a bearing of 297 for a distance of 20 chains to B.P.34; thence a cut line on a bearing of 314 for a distance of 60.36 chains to B.P.36 passing through B.P.35. :Thence on a bearing of 312 along the Tekpanya-Doryumu motor road for a distance of 144 chains to B.P.39 passing through B.P.37 and 38. Thence along the said motor roafd on a be\aring of 252 for a distance of 48.95 chains to B.P.40. thence alkong the road on a bearing of 298 for a distance 17.98 chains to B.P. 41, Thence following a cut line on a bearing of 315 for a distance of 18.13 chains to B.P.42, thence on a bearing of 311 for a distance of 6.27 chains to B.P. 43. Thence on a cut line on bearing og 306 for a distance of 12.77 chains crossing the Jema-Tema Quarry Railway Line to B.P.1 the point of commencement.

All bearings are approximate and refer to True North.
All distance are more or less.
Chain used is the Gunter’s Chain, (i.e.66ft/chain).
Total distance is approximately 19.6 miles.
Total area is approximately 18.04 sq.miles.

 

KOGYAE STRICT NATURE RESERVE
BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION

All that piece or parcel of land situated in the Ejura District in the Ashanti Region commencing from B.P.1 which is a Pillar situated at the confluence of Dida and Afram River (on the northern bank of the confluence). /thence on a cut line on a bearing of 32 for a distance of approximately 330 chain to B.P.2, thence on a bearing of 320 for a distance32.5 chain to B.P.4, thence on a bearing of 21 or a distance of 47.5 chains to B.P.5 thence on a bearing of 33 for distance of 152.5 chains to B.P.7; thence on a bearing of 140 for a distance of 37.5 chains to B.P.8, then on a cut line on a bearing of 28 for 97.5 chains to B.P.9. thence on a bearing 90 for a distance of 510 chain chains to B.P.10, thence due south on a bearing of 180 for a distance of 420 chains to cut Berem-Amantin road at B.P.11, thence along the Bere-Cheriase-Brong-Aframso road in south westerly direction to Aframso No. 11 at B.P.12, then following the Afram River up stream in a north-westerly direction to B.P.1 the point commencement.

All bearings are approximate and refer to True North.
All distances are more or less

OWABI WILDLIFE SANTUARY
BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION

All that piece or parcel of land commencing from GCGA. 4/30/3 situated on the south side of the Sunyani-Kumasi Road and approximately three thousand, seven hundred and eighty (3,780) feet as measured west north-west along the said road from its junction with the Bari Offinso-Kumasi road in the village of Abrepo, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 180 for a distance of 55 chains GCGA. 4/30/6 passing through GCGA. 4/30/4 and GCGA 4/30/5; thence by a cut line on a bearing of 270 for a distance of 74.5 chains to GCGA 4/30/9 passing through GCGA 4/30/7 and GCGA 4/30/8; thence by a cut line on a bearing of 360 for a 32 chains to GCGA 4/30/12 passing through GCGA 4/30/10 and GCGA 4/30/11; thence by a cut line on a bearing 270 for distance of 82.5 chains to GCGA 4/30/15 passing through GCGA 4/30/13 and 14. thence by a cut line on a bearing of 360 for a distance of 9 chains to GCGA 4/30/16, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 270 for distance of 87.5 chains to GCGA 4/30/22, passing through GCGA 4/30/17 – 22; thence by a cut line on bearing of 360 for a distance of 73.chains to GCGA 4/30/25, passing through GCGA 4/30/24, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 261 for a distance of 14.5 chains to GCGA 4/50; thence by a cut line on a bearing of 360 for a distance of 67 chains to GCGA 4/30/44 passing through GCGA 4/30/49-45. Then by a cut line on a bearing of 90 for a distance of 6 chains to the Pasoro-Owabi Road, passing through GCGA 4/30/43; thence northwards along Pasoro-Owabi Road to GCGA 4/30/249 situated on the South-western side of the road; thence by a cut line on bearing of 90 for a distance of 56.5 chains to GCSA 4/30/247 passing through GCSA 4/30/248, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 180 for a distance of 8.5 chains to GCSA 4/30/245 passing through GCSA 4/30/246, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 90 for a distance of 92 chains to GCSA 4/30/241 passing through GCSA 4/30/244 – 242; thence by a cut line on a bearing of 180 for a distance of 26 chains; to GCSA 4/30/239 passing through GCSA 4/30/240, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 90 for a distance of 61 chains, to GSCA 4/30/237 passing through GCSA 4/30/238, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 180 for a distance of 15.5 chains to GCSA 4/30/236, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 90 for a distance of 44 chains to GCSA 4/30/232, passing through GCSA 4/30/235-233, thence by a cut line on a bearing of 180 passing through GCSA 4/30/231a, GCSA 4/30/231, 4/30/3 which is the point of commencement.

All bearing are approximate and refer True North.
All distances are more or less.

By Command of the President

T.D. BRODIE-MENDS

Minister responsible for Land and Mineral Resource

Date of Gazette notification: 5th November 1971.


 

 
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