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UDS Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment

UDS Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment is located at the Nyankpala Campus, about 20Km West of Tamale. It started as a fully-fledged faculty in the 2009/2010 academic year after metamorphosing from the then Department of Renewable Natural Resources under the Faculty of Agriculture. The Faculty is involved in teaching, research, and extension services; and to train the needed manpower for sustainable management and utilization of the country’s renewable natural resources for national development. The faculty is currently running 4 years B. Sc. Renewable Natural Resources and plans are far advanced to introduce M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. programmes.
The Faculty is currently carrying out a number of research activities to conserve and manage renewable natural resources in the local communities including wildlife, forests, protected areas, sacred groves, and watersheds in northern Ghana and the country as a whole.


Currently, the faculty has five (5) departments as follows:

  • Department of Forestry and Forest Resources Management
  • Department of Fisheries ad Aquatic Resources Management
  • Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Management
  • Department of Environment and Sustainability
  • Department of Ecotourism and Resort Management

The Faculty offers the following Programmes;


4-Year BSc Renewable Natural Resources

  • Forest & Forest Resources Management
  • Range & Wildlife Management
  • Ecotourism & Environmental Management
  • Fisheries & Aquatic Resource Management

Diploma in Natural Resource Management

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