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…

V/R :Hailstorm kills one person,others injured,livestock perish
Four communities in the Krachi East Municipality have suffered from a rare hailstorm accompanied by strong winds that ravaged property, killing a girl and scores of domestic and wild animals on March 4. The affected communities are Ayiramu, Katanga, Yabrae and Kparekpare, where Abena Manu, a six year old... Read more
AROCHA,USAID others mark World Pangolins‎
AROCHA Ghana ,an Environmental Organization, together with its partners ,such as USAID ,US Embassy and wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana on Saturday February 17,2018 marked World Pangolins Day in the Eastern Region. Commemoration of the Day took place simultaneously at Nsutem and Bonsu ,both along the... 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
Ghana’s Wildlife officials careless over poaching of endangered pangolins ,others.
The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is mandated by law to conserve and protect Wildlife species  in the country in general and manage protected areas in particular within representative ecological zones of the country. The Wildlife division is the statutory body  responsible for enforcing Wildlife Laws... Read more
Two Chinese, others fined Gh¢8k for lumbering Rosewood
A Wa Circuit Court has fined two Chinese and two Ghanaians a total of 8,000 Ghana cedis for illegally transporting Rosewood. The convicts, Jian Hua, 38, Luo Da Fa, 30, both Chinese, Mohammed Yusif, a 36-year-old driver in Tema and Issa Bakoro, 30. The four were arrested by personnel... Read more
  Feed Without Destroye (ANSD) and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) are jointly implementing a project to improve access to water and sanitation facilities among selected communities in Eastern Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana. The project, dubbed “Strengthening Resilience through Improving Access to Water in... Read more
A High Court in Accra has remanded into prison custody Aisha Huang, the Chinese woman believed to be deeply engaged in illegal mining, and four other Chinese nationals till May 23, 2017. The court said it could not trust that Aisha and the four other Chinese nationals would make themselves available... Read more
Chiefs, politicians, others cited in BNI report on galamsey
Some chiefs and political figures in the country have been cited in a report by the Bureau of National Investigations for involvement in illegal mining. The 31-page report details districts in eight out of the 10 Regions of Ghana where galamsey is taking place. The BNI report intercepted by... Read more
Tarkwa: One dead, 2 others hospitalized after falling into galamsey pit
One person has died while two others have been hospitalized after they fell into an abandoned galamsey pit at Kwabedu, a suburb of the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality of the Western region. An eye witness told this website that the unfortunate incident happened yesterday about 9:00 pm when the three... Read more