Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

Strictly Enforce ban on hunting to protect Pregnant Wild animals -Dr.Wiafe
  The Dean of Development studies of the Presbyterian University College, Dr Edward Wiafe has called on the Law  Enforcement agencies Particularly the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission to strictly enforce the Closed Season period ,banning hunting in Ghanaian Forest Reserves .   The Period is observed every... Read more
Forestry Commission collaborates with Communities to protect Forest Reserves
 The Eastern Regional Manager of  Forestry Commission ,Yaw Atuahene Nyako, says the commission has increased its informant network  to get timely and accurate information about the operations of illegal miners who sneak into the forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest. It follows continue invasion of the Atewa... Read more
  GWS  Partners Industries to protect biodiversity and Ecosystem
The Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) is partnering  some  major companies in Ghana whose operation have direct and indirect impact on the environment to help  protect and conserve biodiversity and the ecosystem in their operational areas. The companies include GHACEM, Goldfields, Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Ltd , China Harbour... Read more
Enforce Wildlife Laws to protect primates in Ghana -Dr.Wiafe
The closest living biological relatives to humans, Apes, Lemur, Monkeys and other Primate Species in Ghana are threatened with extinction due to uncontrolled human activities such as poaching and habitat destruction through deforestation. Ghana has already lost red colobus Monkeys, one of the Primate Species with the rest critically... Read more
Special security agency needed to protect natural resources
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, says the Government should establish a special security agency to protect natural resources. He made this known in a lecture he delivered on: “WASH in Ghana-Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” organised at... 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
We will protect Akosombo dam from Galamseyers
  Mr Richard Oppong Mensah, Director of the Akosombo Hydro Generating Station, has assured that robust measures are in place to bar illegal miners (Galamseyers) from destroying the Akosombo Dam. He indicated that there was adequate surveillance on the river body, which guarded it against the activities of Galamseyers... Read more
Let’s protect our planet – Akufo-Addo
  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana speaking at the program There is the need for speedy implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change if the world’s marine environment, which is on the verge of destruction as a result of climate change, is to be saved, President... Read more
Sweden base organization to build capacity of communities to protect Water Bodies in Ghana
  Six communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana are to benefit from a capacity building  geared towards protection of Water bodies through a program dubbed  ’Ghana Drink Safety Water Project (GDSWAP),expected to be rolled out by Kingdom 1st Group, a Sweden base organization. A Senior Consultant to Kingdom... Read more
Forestry Commission considers arming forestry guards to protect reserves
The forestry commission is considering arming its forest guards to protect them from armed attacks of illegal miners and illegal chainsaw operations. According to the commission, cartels in the illegal lumbering and galamsey business threatening to infiltrate the nation’s forest reserves always come armed with sophisticated weapons. Speaking to... Read more