Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

CSOs commit to fighting against illegal rosewood logging
The 8th Baobab Market session has been held in Tamale with a commitment by members to intensify their advocacy to stop the indiscriminate felling of and exportation of rosewood from the country. Members, therefore, have constituted a committee to lead the advocacy activities by engaging with stakeholders at community... Read more
Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds
Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after... Read more
Article :Shoot to Kill not panacea to illegal logging menace in Ghana
  It is sad to observe that for some time now, some of our leaders have become trigger happy and fallen in love with the Shoot-to-Kill system as a suggested panacea to address particularly the threat posed by recalcitrant offenders in the management of forest, land and mineral resources... Read more
Forestry Boss proposes shoot to kill approach to tackle alarming illegal logging in Ghana
The Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has threatened his outfit will from now onwards use callous  approach in fighting illegal logging and illegal chainsawing in Ghana’s forest reserves particularly  the Sefwi area. He said ,the Commission is in talks with the military High Command to... Read more
Apply the maximum sentence on illegal Miners -Ghana’s President to Judges
  Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suggested to Judges in the Country to apply the maximum sentence in illegal mining cases to serve as detarent to recalcitrants  still engage in galamsey destroying the environment despite a ban. “concept of deterrence must be an important part of sentencing... Read more
Myanmar torches illegal wildlife stockpile worth $1.3 million to deter smugglers
Myanmar authorities destroyed hundreds of seized elephant tusks, pangolin scales and other animal parts, worth a total of $1.3 million on the black market, on Thursday as part of a crackdown on illegal wildlife trafficking. Authorities set fire to pyres stacked with 277 pieces of elephant ivory, 1,544 antelope... Read more
Forestry commission restrategizes to combat illegal mining menace in Atewa Forest
  The Eastern Regional Office of the Forestry Commission has hinted of plans to establish a security base in the Atewa Forest reserve to combat dozens of illegal miners who have invaded the Forest .   The Atewa Forest reserve is the headwaters of three important rivers in the... Read more
Illegal Chinese miner killed at Western Region
An illegal Chinese miner has been shot dead by armed robbers at Wassa Aborokyire Krobo in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region,Ghana . The armed robbers, numbering four, shot and killed Lhun Mann, one of the four Chinese who was first to step out from his... Read more
Illegal miners establish dozens of camping tents in Atewa Forest -Forestry Manager raises alarm
  It has emerged that dozens illegal miners have established many camping tents inside the Atewa Forest Reserve where they conceal to operate.   Each  tent according to sources accommodates about 5 to 8 illegal miners.The illegal miners mostly natives of from the fringe communities sleeps in the tents... Read more
Forestry officials destroy illegal farms in Desiri Forest reserve
The Mankranso command of the Forestry Commission has destroyed what they say is illegal farms in the Desiri forest reserves located in the Asutifi and Ahafo Ano North districts in Ashanti region. The move was triggered after the  management discovered large farms in the reserve without approval of the... Read more