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…

Illegal miners threaten to engage in robbery should gov’t terminates activities
Illegal miners in Eastern region of Ghana have threatened to diversify into other criminal activities including armed robbery should government terminates illegal small scale mining ,locally known as ‘galamsey ‘  in the country . The illegal small scale miners argue that,they were compelled to engage in the risky but... Read more
Illegal lumberers escape arrest in Ayum Forest
Some illegal chainsaw operators operating in the Ayum Forest at Ntotroso in the Asutifi North District, escaped arrest after an operation by the Regional Security Council in collaboration with the Regional Forestry Commission and security agencies. The operation followed a tip-off after complaints from chiefs and residents of the... Read more
CEPF investment in West Africa shines spotlight on Liberia forests
Sustainable forest management is everyone’s business, forests are indispensable for life therefore he who plants a tree, plants life.   Civil society organisations active in the field of natural resource management in Liberia now have a chance to save forests, recognise its potentials and protect the countless benefits that... Read more
Forestry Commission of Ghana outlines week long activities on International Forest Day
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Forestry Commission in collaboration with other stakeholders  joined the world to celebrate the International Day of Forests on March 21. It is a day set aside since 2012 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to raise awareness on the importance... Read more
Deforestation  and Forest energy in Ghana
Did you know that airplanes can be fueled with wood? Yes! Cars and airplanes in some countries are now being fueled with bio-diesel from forest wastes. In fact, in 2015, Alaska Airlines flew the first commercial flight using Jet fuel made from tree branches left over from forest harvesting.... Read more
 Australia is mourning the loss of its last African elephant in captivity on Wednesday, with the death of “Cuddles”, a 46-year old elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Cuddles arrived in Australia from Britain in 1977 and was present when the zoo was opened, passing away on Wednesday morning,... Read more
Ghana to establish Integrated Bauxite Authority
Government is to establish an Integrated Bauxite Alumina Authority in the next three months. The project, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo, is critical to exploiting the untapped mineral resources such as bauxite. The Authority will have the task of mobilizing the relevant resources to better explore alumina industry in... Read more
Forestry commission of Ghana lacks  resources to protect Forest reserves
The Forestry Commission of Ghana is unable to effectively protect forest reserves in the Country due to inadequate Logistics,fund and human resources.  Currently 30% of the 48 forest reserves in the Eastern region have been lost mainly through the activities of illegal mining  and illegal chainsaw operators. The Eastern... Read more
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