Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

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
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