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…

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
 EPA wants to be resourced to effectively protect Ghana’s Environment
  THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency (EPA) wants government to resource the agency financially and in terms of human resource and logistics to enable it combat the rampant destruction of the environment . According to the agency, the current state of destruction would become  a national disaster if not aggressively addressed... Read more