Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

‘We can save life on Earth’: study reveals how to stop mass extinction
by Morgan Erickson-Davis A global biodiversity analysis shows which areas are most in need of conservation and urges protection of half the planet’s terrestrial ecosystems. Researchers analyzed 846 regional ecosystem types in 14 biomes in respect to the “Nature Needs Half” scientific concept that states proper functioning of an... Read more
2 wildlife rangers shot and killed by poachers in Congo park
  Elephant poachers have killed two wildlife rangers in a shootout in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reports African Parks, a not-for-profit conservation group that manages ten protected areas across Africa in partnership with governments and local communities. While out patrolling on April 11,... Read more
Biodiversity hit by depletion in West Africa hotspot
  Intensified pressure on natural resources by human beings is having a damaging effect on biodiversity in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot, and could lead to a loss of countless ecosystem services to humanity and biodiversity in the region, stakeholders have warned. During a series of stakeholder... Read more
NCCE partners media coalition against illegal mining
  The MD of Graphic Communications Group Limited Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, underscored the need for a holistic solution and approach to resolving the galamsey menace. The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on the steering committee of the Media Coalition against illegal mining (galamsey) to explore partnership... Read more
Sale of galamsey washing machines ‘high’ despite efforts to end the canker
      The galamsey washing machines Sellers of machines used mostly by illegal small scale miners to extract gold from the ore, appear unfazed by the ongoing campaign to clamp down on the activities of the miners, popularly known as galamsey. Already, some galamseyers have surrendered some of... Read more
The Forestry Commission and BraveHearts Expeditions, an adventure tourism company, have launched the National Biking and Abseiling Festival at the Shai Hills Resource Reserve over the weekend. The biking and abseiling event would become an integral part of activities at the reserve. Abseil is a controlled descent of a... Read more
Hunting responsible for sharp decline in tropical wildlife and birds with 83% and 58%
  Copyright: Radboud University Nijmegen Hunting is a major driver of biodiversity loss, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced defaunation was lacking until now. In a new study published in Science, an international team of ecologists and environmental scientists warns that bird and mammal populations decline sharply in... Read more
Ghana : Impounded rosewood truckers spend 62 days sleeping at roadside.
Rosewood Truckers have  spent two months sleeping at the roadside following impoundment of their Vehicles by the Forestry Commission Ghana for conveying large quantities of the Contraband rosewood timber . The Forestry Commission of Ghana,impounded at least 25 Container trucks allegedly smuggling  rosewood from the Northern Part of the... Read more
Efforts to make Atewa Forest reserve a national park boosted
A Rocha Ghana has organized an excursion to Kakum National Park for forty-five stakeholders from areas bordering the Atewa Forest Reserve. The stakeholders spent the day at Kakum in the Central Region learning about the history of the national park, the structure of national park governance, business legal aspects... Read more
Defiant illegal miners  invade Atewa Forest reserve with excavator :Clash with forestry Team
. The Forestry Commission of Ghana ,Eastern regional branch has impounded an excavator being used by illegal miners who have invaded  the  Atewa Range Forest reserve . The excavator was moved into an area of the forest known as Cambodia near Segyimase  by defiant illegal miners prospecting for gold... Read more