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…

First world survey finds 9,600 tree species  risk extinction
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence. Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according... Read more
Gov’t ceases issuance of small-scale mining licenses
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has said his Ministry has stopped issuing new licenses for small scale mining until further notice. According to Mr. Amewu, the move is expected to help deal with the rising menace of ‘galamsey’, which is typically illegal small-scale mining,... Read more
MP alarmed at increased rate of illegal felling of rosewood
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, has expressed alarm at the increased rate of illegal felling of rosewood, an endangered tropical hardwood specie, in the Builsa South District and surrounding areas. He told the Daily Graphic last Thursday that in spite of the ban... Read more
Ghana: Endangered tortoise shells found in open market
Tortoise ,worldwide is among the most endangered species  hence listed as contraband by Convention on International Trade ,CITES . Locally,tortoises are extincting hence under endangered species protection.   However, shells of  tortoise have been found in some Ghanaian market exposing the weaknesses in enforcement of Wildlife regulations in the... Read more
Predator Bloodbath: ‘Secretive’ Federal Agency Wildlife Services Kills 1.6 Million Native Animals in 2016
(EnviroNews Nature) — Wildlife Services (WS), a little-known wildlife-killing program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), killed 2,744,010 animals in 2016, 1,594,595 of which were native to the U.S. The agency shared this death toll in its annual program data report... Read more
Ghana: Kintampo Waterfalls closed down
The Kintampo Waterfalls tourist site has been shut down after 19 students lost their lives in a freak tree accident over the weekend According to the Minister of Tourism, Catherine Afeku, the closure is to enable the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and other stakeholders embark on a “comprehensive safety... Read more
80% of NADMO Staff lack knowledge in Environmental disaster
About 80% Staff of the National Disaster Management Organization,NADMO in Ghana  lack knowledge in environmental disaster Management .The staff ,according to the outgoing Director General of NADMO, Brigadier General Francis Sanziri,have no formal training in any of the disaster related fields  affecting productivity and efficiency of the Organization. The... Read more
Minister seizes 7 trucks of illegal chainsaw lumber
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, has seized over seven articulated trucks loaded with large quantities of illegal chainsaw lumber. The illegal lumber was headed for neighboring Burkina Faso, but was intercepted in the Wenchi district on the Wenchi-Wa highway in the Brong Ahafo Region. The Minister and... 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