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…

Five illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest
Five illegal miners have been remanded in Police custody by the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for mining in Atewa Forest Reserve during Christmas . According to the Prosecuting Officer,Assistant State Attorney ,Cyril Boateng Keteku ,the complaint is a team of Regional Forestry Taskforce in charge of Pillar 32 and... Read more
Fight against illegal mining boosted by Ghana’s President
President Akufo Addo has charged the ten (10) member inter-ministerial committee on Environment and Natural Resources to effectively participate in the fight against illegal mining. He made this call Thursday December 28 at a ceremony to commission the secretariat for the Inter-ministerial committee on illegal mining. In a short... Read more
Remain focus despite criticism -President tells Operation Vanguard
President Akufo-Addo has urged members of the government’s anti-galamsey task-force Operation Vanguard in the Eastern Region, to remain focused despite criticisms of their operations. He said he was proud about their work, and encouraged them not to be disturbed by the allegations by some Ghanaians they were conniving with... Read more
31 illegal miners including chinese grabbed
31 illegal miners, including Chinese nationals arrested A total number of 31 ‘illegal miners’ who were dredging the Offin River, near Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region have been arrested by a taskforce constituted by the Small Scale Miners Association. The suspects, including Chinese nationals, have been sent to the... Read more
Three defiant illegal miners in court
Operation Vanguard Taskforce has arrested three illegal Miners in Akyem Abomosu in the Eastern Region . The accused illegal miners are Kwame Takyi, Kudjo  Asamoah  and Kofi Gyasi . The accused persons were on Friday put before Koforidua Circuit Court “B” and charged with two counts of conspiracy to... Read more
Small Scale Miners to resume work Jan.2018-Minister
The Land and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has hinted that the ban on small scale mining may be lifted by the end of January 2018. Government imposed a six-month ban on all forms of small-scale mining in a bid to clamp down on the destructive activities of... Read more
Philippines Become Global Hotspot for Environmental Murders
Cuneta Avenue, Pasay City. Photo: Alecs Ongcal, Facebook EL NIDO, Philippines (AFP) – Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers around the world, with the corruption-plagued Philippines one of the most dangerous countries, according to watchdog Global Witness. At least 200 community activists, NGO workers and other civilians... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard puts seven illegal miners possesing explosives in court
Seven illegal miners have been put before the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for engaging in illegal mining in Nyafomang Forest Reserve in the Birim North District of the Eastern region . The accused persons are AKwasi Suley ,Salifu Zungudana ,Tsanor Victor, Narh Stephen ,Samuel Boafo,Okyere Prince and Nicholas Asokora... Read more
Police destroy galamsey machines on Black Volta
 The police in Upper West have burnt three chanfan machines and other accessories of illegal mining on the banks of the Black Volta in the Lawra District after operators abandoned the machines at the sight of the security men. This followed an exercise at the region’s most famous illegal... Read more
Ghana’s Wildlife officials careless over poaching of endangered pangolins ,others.
The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is mandated by law to conserve and protect Wildlife species  in the country in general and manage protected areas in particular within representative ecological zones of the country. The Wildlife division is the statutory body  responsible for enforcing Wildlife Laws... Read more