Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Activities In and Around the Cape Three Point Forest Reserve: A Major Cause for Concern
As part of the Guinean Forest of West Africa, the Cape Three Points Reserve is one of the naturally welcoming forests we have had the privilege of entering under the primate conservation project being undertaken by the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management of the Presbyterian University College,... Read more
An Encounter with White-nape mangabey in the Cape Three Points Forest Reserve
  It is a beautiful sight to behold the thick forest of Cape Three Point with its stratified canopies, you immediately feel the warmth greeting you as you make an entrance.   Sounds so comforting and sometimes scary like that of a horror movie could be heard from different... Read more
Let’s prioritise efforts to protect forest resources – Stakeholders
Stakeholders at a National Forest Forum have asked for the implementation of programmes that would increase on awareness on Forest Laws, Legislations and Climate Change among  the public and critical institutions to protect forest resources. They said making the media, the Judiciary, religious entities and other key stakeholders understand... Read more
  E/R :Court fines two chainsaw operators  ghc4600 for sawing trees in Atewa Forest
The Kwarbeng District Magistrate Court  in the Eastern region has convicted two illegal  chainsaw operators to a total fine of Ghc4,600 and in default serve eight months prison sentence each with hard labour . The Court has also confiscated the Chainsaw Machine and the lumbers . The two convicts,Kwasi... Read more
Okyenhene parries bauxite mining in Atewa Forest opts for Ecotourism
Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has stated that Akyem Abuakwa area has the potential to become ecotourism destination in Ghana. According to the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area ,the ecotourism potential of the Atewa rainforest and its ability to save  the world from debilitating effect of climate change... Read more
Chief urges gov’t  to provide more rangers to Atewa forest
    Government has been urged to post more rangers to Atewa Forest Reserve to complement efforts in protecting the precious forest .   The Akyem Ampetiahene ,Barimah Owusu  Boahene who placed the call argues that, inadequate rangers and logistics are impeding relentless efforts of the Forestry Commission in... Read more
  Okyenhene makes pronouncement on plan by government to mine bauxite in Atewa Forest
    Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is expected to make pronouncement on government’s plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve .   He will speak on the controversial subject matter today Saturday at Kyebi during a durbar climaxing this year’s Ohum festival on the theme... Read more
Two illegal loggers arrested in Atewa forest 
Two persons have been arrested by a joint team of Police and Forestry Commission rangers over illegal lumbering of economic trees in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The petrol team of the Forestry Commission while embarking on normal surveillance operation in the forest detected the two suspects smuggling the... Read more
Forest Commission intensifies awarness on REDD+ program
  The Forestry commission of Ghana has admited awareness creation on the National Strategy on REDD+ has not been vigorous as expected hence decision by the Commission to intensify public education on the program aim at conserving forest and reducing carbon emission. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation... Read more
NGOs make moves to stop bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
The Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Against Mining in the Atiwa Forest Reserve, has said it will petition the International Union For Conservation of Nature, to stop attempts by Government to allow the mining of bauxite in parts of the forest as part of a 15 billion dollar arrangement... Read more