Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot by cattle herders in Kenya
The 73-year-old was patrolling her ranch when she was shot in the stomach by herders in search of pasture for their animals. Image: Kuki Gallmann has been flown to a hospital in Nairobi for treatment An Italian-born author and conservationist has been shot in the stomach by suspected cattle... Read more
Illegal chainsaw operators and developers depleting mythical Dodowa Forest
  The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Forestry Commission and the Ghana Police Service have been asked to protect the mythical Dodowa Forest from depletion and criminal activities. The forest which served as a natural cover for a coalition of GaDamgme warriors in a battle which saw... Read more
UNESCO calls for innovation for water security
  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called for the harnessing of the contributions of science and innovation for water security. Mr Tirso Dos Santos, the Head and Representative of UNESCO to Ghana, said the organisation was ready to support the process and to undertake... Read more
National Red Friday observed to rally Ghanaians against galamsey
    The Media Coalition Against Galamsey and its partners say the “appreciable response” to the National Red Friday campaign demonstrate the seriousness of Ghanaians to the fight against galamsey. Yesterday, April 21, the Coalition and its partners took the #StopGamlamsey campaign a notch higher by rallying Ghanaians to... Read more
We can’t leave galamsey fight for future generations – Frimpong-Boateng
The Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has stressed the importance of ending illegal mining in Ghana. As the fight against illegal mining intensifies, the minister assured that government will do its part and not relent on its efforts to clamp down on the menace despite... Read more
G4E creates environmental awareness among girls
In recognition of the 47th Earth Day today, Girls for Environment (G4E) is joining individuals and organizations around the world in the celebration and to dedicate this day to ensuring that women and girls become environmental and climate literate citizen, poised to take action and be a voice for... Read more
Prof. Frimpong-Boateng declares support for Media Crusade against Galamsey
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has declared support for the National Red Friday Crusade against Galamsey. The crusade, being championed by the Media Coalition against Galamsey and OccupyGhana, is to rally Ghanaians to demonstrate their rage and anger at illicit mining that... Read more
Stay away from Dodowa Forest-Shai State warns encroachers
    The Chiefs and elders of Shai State in the Greater Accra region have warned those encroaching on the historical Dodowa forest to stay from it or face their wrath. According to them, they would not allow anyone be it an indigene or an outsider to destroy the... Read more
Minerals Commission “indicted”  over sophisticated Chinese machines used in alluvia mining in Ghana
      The Minerals Commission of Ghana has been ‘ indicted’ for having knowledge over the introduction of Changfa machinery and other sophisticated mining equipments  by Chinese Nationals in small -scale mining particularly alluvial mining in Ghana  .   According to a research report   by International Growth... Read more
I won’t allow galamsey to destroy our nation – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Akufo-Addo has emphasized that the government will put up a sustained fight to stop completely illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) in the country. He said he will not allow illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) to destroy Ghana.Speaking at a durbar at the Dormaahene’s Palace in the Brong Ahafo Region,... Read more