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…

Forestry Commission collaborates with Communities to protect Forest Reserves
 The Eastern Regional Manager of  Forestry Commission ,Yaw Atuahene Nyako, says the commission has increased its informant network  to get timely and accurate information about the operations of illegal miners who sneak into the forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest. It follows continue invasion of the Atewa... Read more
Forestry Commission intensifies surveilance in Atewa Forest ,others over threat of invassion by displaced illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the  Forestry Services Division of the Forestry Commission  of Ghana has intensified surveillance in Forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest following continues invasion by desperate illegal miners displaced as a result of a ban on their activities. The government of Ghana... Read more
Forestry Commission signs agreement with four institutions for landscape restoration
The Forestry Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four institutions to undertake landscape restoration in the Tain II Forest Reserve and its fringe areas. The MoU with Form Ghana Limited, Form International, the Berekum Traditional Council and the Berekum Municipal Assembly covers a four-year period, from... Read more
Forestry Commission impounds truckloads of illegal lumber
 Trucks carrying assorted lumber, including the banned Rosewood, have been impounded by the Forestry Commission. Nine trucks were seized in separate operations in the Eastern, Volta and Western regions. The loaded trucks are currently parked at the Achimota Depot of the Forestry Commission in Accra. Speaking to the media... Read more
Forestry Commission destroys plantain farms in forest reserve,3 arrested
The Begoro District of the Forestry Commission of Ghana in the Eastern Region, has confiscated two truck loads of Plantains , destroyed total of  over 100 acres of illegal plantain farms in Worobong South Forest Reserve during a special operation dubbed “operation farm destruction”. Also three (3) farmers have... Read more
YEA,Forestry Commission recruits 15,000 for afforestation
Some 15, 000 youth across the country are to be employed under a new service agreement between the Forestry Commission (FC) and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA). The 15, 000 recruits will be trained and equipped to among others carry out Forest Plantation Establishments, Maintenance of Existing Forest Plantations,... Read more
   Forestry Commission Commends Judge over Swift Prosecution of 29 foreign illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Branch of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has commended  the Presiding Judge of the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei -Kotei and the Attorney General Department in the region for the swift prosecution of the 29 foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve .... Read more
Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission is ineffective – Minister
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been ineffective thereby allowing illegal mining to fester in the country. He said the Inspectorate Division was supposed to supervise the reclamation of mined areas and... Read more
Forestry Commission launches forests 2020 project
The Forestry Commission, in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ecometrica has officially launched the Forest 2020 project in Ghana. The project seeks to address technical barriers across six countries to the sustained implementation of effective forests monitoring systems, capable of measuring forest... Read more
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more