Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Ghana: Consular visits 29 foreigners standing trial over illegal mining in forest reserve
The Consular of Niger Embassy in Ghana ,Iron M’oussa has visited the 29 foreigners standing trial in Koforidua Circuit Court  for illegally mining in the Atewa Forest Reserve. The Consular visited the Regional Police  Criminal Investigation department at the Police  headquarters and subsequently under permission ,visited the Koforidua Prisons... Read more
Ghana:Vice President visits tragic scene of Kintampo waterfalls
Th Vice President of Ghana,Dr.Mahamadu Bawumia on Monday visited the tragic scene of Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo Region to condole  with the bereaved families. The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia  described the  disaster as a tragic loss to the nation. Nineteen persons died in the fatal incident... Read more
Nestle, others agree to end deforestation in Ghana, Ivory Coast
The world’s largest chocolate makers, including Nestlé, Mars and Mondelez, and cocoa traders, such as Cargill and Olam, have agreed to co-operate in ending deforestation in key cocoa growing areas, starting with the Ivory Coast and Ghana The Twelve companies signed the agreement at a meeting hosted by Prince... Read more
The Netherlands commit €1.5m to Atewa Forest project
The Netherlands Embassy is facilitating an environmental management project in the Atewa Forest in the Eastern Region with an amount of €1.5 million. Known as the ‘Atewa Living Water from the Mountain,’ the project’s overall objective is to conserve and secure the Atewa range forest as a national park... Read more
Environmentalists oppose gov’t plan to mine bauxite  in Atewa Forest Reserve
The government of Ghana may face stiff opposition from Environmentalists over plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest reserve which is a high forest zone in the Country. Some Environmentalists have vowed to oppose the intended move by government due to the importance of the Atewa Forest... Read more
Ghana discovers coral reef 400 meters deep waters
Ghana has discovered Coral Reef in about 400meters deep waters close to Marine borders of Côte D’ivoire in the Western part of the country. Work on the discovery of the reef started in  2012. According to the EPA ,the Coral reef found is similar to that of the Norway... Read more
Three arrested for trafficking 159 ivory tusks
The tusks were stocked in a metallic seal and concealed in the back booth of a car. Said to have been transited from the town of Djoum in the South Region of Cameroon, the suspects disclosed they were taking the tusks to the north of the country. The tusks... Read more
Sir John appointed CEO of Forestry Commission but Environmentalists remain skeptical
A former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer  of the Ghana Forestry Commission.Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as ‘Sir John’, is succeeding  Mr. Samuel Afari Dartey as CEO of the Commission.However ,some environmentalists in the country are... Read more
Achimota Forest shouldn’t be turned into Eco Park – Prof. Frimpong-Boateng
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI)has suggested that the Achimota Forest should remain as a forest reserve and not be turned into an Eco Park. He said the country would not derive enough environmental benefits from the Eco Park project, “rather it is... Read more
Ghana  secures €205,007,680 from export of Timber and wood products
Ghana secured € 205,007,680.38  from the export of 362,343.033m3 volume of Timber and  Wood Products from January to November,2016,depicting comparative increase of of 22.87% in value and 10.71% in Volume recorded same period in  2015 which a total of €166,849,179.78  was obtained from the export of timber and wood... Read more