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…

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
Dep.Minister worry over high illegal logging in Volta Region
Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday appealed to Members of Parliament to support the Ministry to halt illegal chainsaw and mining operations, which pose serious threats to sustainable forest resources management. His appeal comes in the wake of the national fight against... 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
Ethiopia: Nation to Restore Over 20 Mln Ha Forest Landscape
Photo: The Ethiopian Herald (File photo). By Genet Fekade ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has planned ambitious programs of forest landscape restoration to resuscitate more than 20 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes within the next 20 years, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change disclosed. In an exclusive... 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
Ghanaian Journalist ‘weeps over murdered’ bird
Imagine you left home and a sniper took your life on your way back home, leaving your children stranded and hungry. I saw this bird on my way back to the office just this evening. I believe it bled to death from a catapult wound. I don’t know its... Read more
New Juaben Residents furious over non disposal of Solid waste
  Residents of New Juaben are unhappy over non-disposal of heaps of Solid Waste at various waste collection centers in the municipality due to breakdown of Waste collection Vehicles by Zoomlion Ghana Limited ,company contracted to manage waste in the municipality.     The situation which has lasted for... Read more
Over 200 Forestry Commission’s field staff end intensive training
The second batch of 205 Forestry Commission’s (FC) field staff had ended a three-week intensive training session at the Military Training Camp at Asutuare. The training is to equip them to help in the fight against the increasing wave of forest and wildlife crimes and to tackle illegal activities... 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
Anger over Trump support for coal at UN climate talks
Image captionRepresentatives of US coal companies are due to present at this year’s climate talks Plans by the Trump administration to promote coal as a solution to climate change at a major UN meeting have angered environmentalists. An adviser to the president is expected to take part in a... Read more