Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

ICC must include water pollution as high crime against humanity  -groups
The International Community has been urged to include water pollution  as high crime against humanity  for perpetrators to be prosecuted by  International Criminal Court . This proposal was contained in a  statement issued by WACAM, human rights, environmental and mining advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) and Centre for Environmental Impact... Read more
Forestry commission impounds huge volume of rosewood
The Forestry Commission of Ghana,has impounded at least 25 Container trucks smuggling  rosewood from the Northern Part of the country to Tema Port for export. Seven of the Vehicles enroute to Tema were impounded at Suhum in the Eastern region while others trucks seized at the Forestry Commission office... Read more
Flush Out Chinese In Galamsey
At the weekend, good old Ghana Television did all Ghanaians a favour by showing Tiger Eye’s exposé put together by Anas Aremeyaw Anas on how illegal mining, otherwise known to the average Ghanaian as galamsey, is destroying our water bodies and degrading our lands. Everybody with true Ghanaian blood... Read more
Ghana: Communities protest against Indian Salt company over negative environmental impact of operation
Residents of some communities in the Ketu South municipality of the Volta region of Ghana have staged  demonstration  in protest against  activities of  Kessington Salt Factory,  Indian Salt company operating in the area. The Protesters clad in red dress and headgears chanted war songs traditionally signifying the daring nature... Read more
MP alarmed at increased rate of illegal felling of rosewood
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, has expressed alarm at the increased rate of illegal felling of rosewood, an endangered tropical hardwood specie, in the Builsa South District and surrounding areas. He told the Daily Graphic last Thursday that in spite of the ban... Read more
Stop galamsey in 3 weeks or face the law – Amewu
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, has given a three-week ultimatum to all illegal miners to stop their activities or be prepared to face the full rigours of the law. The government, he said, was also coming up with a well-rehearsed strategy to implement... Read more
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