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…

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
Ghana  secures €205,007,680 from export of Timber and wood products
Ghana secured € 205,007,680.38  from the export of 362,343.033m3 volume of Timber and  Wood Products from January to November,2016,depicting comparative increase of of 22.87% in value and 10.71% in Volume recorded same period in  2015 which a total of €166,849,179.78  was obtained from the export of timber and wood... Read more
WRI meets over gov’t ” one village One Dam” Project
 The Water Research Institute of the Center for Scientific Research Institute,(CSIR),  will on Monday March 13,2017 meet to explore  roles the institute can play in meeting government vision on ” One Village One Dam ” Project . The ruling government has promised to construct dams per every farming community... Read more
Rate of deforestation in Ghana one of the highest in the world
The rate of deforestation in Ghana is estimated to be one of the highest in the world after Togo and Nigeria .At an estimated annual rate of 2% ,equivalent to 135,000 hectares per annum. The Green west Africa country is estimated to have lost over 60% of its forest... Read more