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…

Ghana :Park Ranger at Mole gundown
A Park Ranger  at the Mole National Park in the Northern region has been shot dead by suspected poachers. The officer was found dead with gunshot injuries. Umar Farouk, Manager of the Park confirmed the news to Starr News, but declined to give details due to ongoing Police investigations.... Read more
Dep.Minister worry over high illegal logging in Volta Region
Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday appealed to Members of Parliament to support the Ministry to halt illegal chainsaw and mining operations, which pose serious threats to sustainable forest resources management. His appeal comes in the wake of the national fight against... Read more
Illegal mining ban extended
Mr John-Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday, announced the extension of the ban on illegal mining indefinitely, noting that, government’s agenda to halt the menace has not been achieved. Government on the assumption of office in January 2017, introduced the ban in May for... Read more
Forestry officials worry over continuous invasion of Atewa Forest by illegal miners
Forestry officials  have expressed  worry over continuous invasion of  Atewa Forest reserve by illegal miners despite ban on galamsey. The Assistant Manager in Charge of Anyinam Range of the Atewa Forestry Services of the Forestry Commission ,Palmer Aikens Amponsah stated that most illegal miners in communities around the forest... Read more
Illegal Rosewood harvesting polluting river bodies in Northern Region
There is the need to intensify the fight against illegal rosewood harvesting in the three northern regions as it is destroying the few forests and polluting water bodies. The erratic rainfall pattern in northern Ghana, which is having adverse effects on agriculture, could also be blamed on the destruction... Read more
Four (4) illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest remanded
  The Koforidua Circuit Court “B” has remanded into Prison custody Four (4) illegal miners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve.   The four accused persons are ,Richard Danpah ,25, Kofi Asomaning ,38,Logo Kwabena ,29, and a 17-year-old student Oscar Dartey ,17.   They pleaded not guilty to  charges of ... Read more
  Wildlife Division to clamp down on Pangolin Triffickers and Poachers in  Ghana
The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is to intensify clamp down on Wildlife traffickers  and poachers particularly on Pangolins . The Division is to also liaise with other law enforcement Institutions to arrest illegal hunters and Poachers depleting wildlife resources including endangered pangolin species in the... Read more
Operation Vanguard must begin to gundown illegal miners -1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament
  The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, is suggesting that ,Operation Vanguard Task force deployed to mining regions of Ghana to clamp down on illegal miners  must begin to deal ruthless towards recalcitrant illegal  miners still operating despite ban on their activities . According to Joe Osei Owusu ,the... Read more
Judge goes wild ,No bail for illegal miners
 The Presiding Judge of Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei has refused to grant bail to any illegal miners put before her court after several illegal miners jumped bail . The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ is one of the Courts set up across the Country by... Read more
Forestry Commission collaborates with Communities to protect Forest Reserves
 The Eastern Regional Manager of  Forestry Commission ,Yaw Atuahene Nyako, says the commission has increased its informant network  to get timely and accurate information about the operations of illegal miners who sneak into the forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest. It follows continue invasion of the Atewa... Read more