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…

Teachers around Atewa Forest  schooled on Wildlife Conservation
The  Presbyterian University College, Ghana (PUCG) with funding from Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund , as part of the implementation of a 16 months project on Conservation of endangered Primate Species in three Forest Reserves in Ghana namely, Atewa, Cape three Points and Tano Forest reserves has organized a  sensitization workshop for Teachers... Read more
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... 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
AMA distributes litter bins to SHSs
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has donated 300 litter bins to some Senior High Schools in Accra as part of its efforts to support in the education of students in waste segregation. It would also prevent littering and get rid of filth around the schools in Accra while generating... Read more
Eni-Ghana to develop renewable energy in Ghana
  Eni-Ghana has signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding with the Volta River Authority and the Bui Power Authority to develop power generation from renewable sources. The signatories of the agreement are Mr Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, the Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority, Mr Fred Oware, the CEO... Read more
Rosewood loggers invade Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary
 Rosewood loggers in Upper West have entered their way into the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary to cut down trees causing mass destruction to the much loved tourist site and keeping away sightseers. The Sanctuary is a unique community-based project, protecting and preserving the wildlife and the environment of designated... Read more
Scientists Just Issued a Grim New Warning on Climate Change: ‘We Are Not Prepared’
New research shows that countries around the world are falling short of greenhouse gas goals in the Paris climate deal, and the consequences will likely be unprecedented extreme weather. Published in the journal Science Advancesthis week, the study found that the likelihood of extreme heat, dryness and precipitation will increase across as... Read more
Pictures:World Pangolins Day celebration in Ghana
AROCHA Ghana ,an Environmental Organization, together with its partners ,such as USAID ,US Embassy and wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana on Saturday February 17,2018 marked World Pangolins Day in the Eastern Region. Commemoration of the Day was held simultaneously at Nsutem and Bonsu ,both along the... Read more