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…

  GWS releases scientific reasons why mining bauxite in Atewa Forest will be deleterious to Ghana
The Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS)  has released some scientific reasons backing calls by AROCHA -Ghana and other Civil Society groups for the government to rescind its intended plan to mine bauxite deposit in Atewa Forest Reserve . Last week a group calling itself  Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape embarked... Read more
Today is Int.Forest Day
In 2018, the International Day of Forests (IDF) will address the theme, ‘Forests for sustainable cities,’ and will focus on how forests and trees in urban areas regulate temperature and water flows, provide nutritious foods and shelter, cleanse the air and foster community cohesion and individual well-being, among other... Read more
Six(6) day – 95km protest march to flagstaff house over bauxite mining in Atewa Forest enters day 3.
The six(6) Day  -95km Protest march to the flagstaff House seat of Government of Ghana has entered day three(3) as  hundreds of residents of  fringe communities of the Atewa Forest Reserve relentlessly soldier on petitioning stakeholders against government’s plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest. The protest march... Read more
More students opt to hike in Atewa Forest to connect with nature
Atewa Forest Reserve has captured the heart of many students on the fringe communities of the forest .   Having realized the  species richness and abundance in the Atewa Forest Reserve , the students frequently opt to visit the Forest Reserve for tourism and practical interaction with nature.  ... Read more
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... Read more
Hundreds protest against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest, Petition Okyenhene
Hundreds of residents of  fringe communities of the Atewa Forest Reserve  on Saturday commenced a six-day walk from Kyebi to Accra  (95km) to protest  government’s decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region. The Route of Walk as scheduled are ; Sagyimase to Kyebi... Read more
Students hike in Atewa Forest Reserve add voices to make it National Park
Students from two Basic schools -Kibi Experimental Junior High School  and  Kibi-Akwadum R/C Junior High School in the East Akim Municipality have embarked on a hike through Atewa Forest to experience the wealth of biodiversity and water resources this magnificent forest protects. The Atewa Range Forest Reserve measuring 23,663... Read more
Forestry officials worry over continuous invasion of Atewa Forest by illegal miners
Forestry officials  have expressed  worry over continuous invasion of  Atewa Forest reserve by illegal miners despite ban on galamsey. The Assistant Manager in Charge of Anyinam Range of the Atewa Forestry Services of the Forestry Commission ,Palmer Aikens Amponsah stated that most illegal miners in communities around the forest... Read more
Teachers around Atewa Forest  schooled on Wildlife Conservation
The  Presbyterian University College, Ghana (PUCG) with funding from Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund , as part of the implementation of a 16 months project on Conservation of endangered Primate Species in three Forest Reserves in Ghana namely, Atewa, Cape three Points and Tano Forest reserves has organized a  sensitization workshop for Teachers... Read more
Four (4) illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest remanded
  The Koforidua Circuit Court “B” has remanded into Prison custody Four (4) illegal miners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve.   The four accused persons are ,Richard Danpah ,25, Kofi Asomaning ,38,Logo Kwabena ,29, and a 17-year-old student Oscar Dartey ,17.   They pleaded not guilty to  charges of ... Read more