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…

Poacher spends seven nights in Atewa Forest Reserve
Wild animals  in the Atewa Forest Reserve still remain vulnerable to poaching as the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission continue to shirk its conservation responsibility . The phenomenon has led to annihilation of many wild species making it endangered and near extinction .  The Atewa Forest Reserve which... Read more
Forestry Commision to set up Special Taskforce for Bia Forest Reserve
The Sefwi- Wiawso District Office of the Forestry Services Division of the Forestry Commission has organised a day stakeholders consultation meeting on illegal forest activities in Sefwi Wiawso and Juaboso – Bia districts . Speaking at the stakholders meeting ,the Sefwi- Wiawso District Forestry Manager ,Nana Poku Bosompim  said,... 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
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 Commission destroys plantain farms in forest reserve,3 arrested
The Begoro District of the Forestry Commission of Ghana in the Eastern Region, has confiscated two truck loads of Plantains , destroyed total of  over 100 acres of illegal plantain farms in Worobong South Forest Reserve during a special operation dubbed “operation farm destruction”. Also three (3) farmers have... Read more
Ivory Coast to expel cocoa farmers from largest forest reserve
 Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast will launch an operation to expel thousands of illegal farmers from the Goin-Debe forest reserve, the West African nation’s largest, a government spokesman said on Thursday. The decision is part of efforts to protect forests in Ivory Coast, which has lost much of its... Read more
An Encounter with White-nape mangabey in the Cape Three Points Forest Reserve
  It is a beautiful sight to behold the thick forest of Cape Three Point with its stratified canopies, you immediately feel the warmth greeting you as you make an entrance.   Sounds so comforting and sometimes scary like that of a horror movie could be heard from different... Read more
Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining
Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals. The government said... Read more
Photos:US Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday
Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday. The ambassador called on the Okyenhene and expressed the U.S. government’s support for designating Atewa as a national park to protect its long-term economic potential and benefit the... Read more
Threats and Pressures of Atewa forest reserve
  Bauxite Mining and Exploration Atiwa harbours mineralogical wealth including gold and bauxite deposits. The Government’s bid to industrialize and draw more value from its natural resources is leading it to develop its struggling bauxite industry. The aggressive pursuit of intensive mining, together with the drive to generate foreign... Read more