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…

Today is World Wildlife Day
  On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the... Read more
Teachers around Atewa Forest  schooled on Wildlife Conservation
The  Presbyterian University College, Ghana (PUCG) with funding from Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund , as part of the implementation of a 16 months project on Conservation of endangered Primate Species in three Forest Reserves in Ghana namely, Atewa, Cape three Points and Tano Forest reserves has organized a  sensitization workshop for Teachers... Read more
  Wildlife Division to clamp down on Pangolin Triffickers and Poachers in  Ghana
The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is to intensify clamp down on Wildlife traffickers  and poachers particularly on Pangolins . The Division is to also liaise with other law enforcement Institutions to arrest illegal hunters and Poachers depleting wildlife resources including endangered pangolin species in the... 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
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
CITES reviews sustainability of wildlife trade and launches new review of captive-bred and ranched species
PRESS RELEASE CITES reviews sustainability of wildlife trade and launches new review of captive-bred and ranched species Largest ever meeting of CITES science committees reviews sustainability of trade in sharks, sturgeons, rosewood, orchids and more Geneva : Close to 500 scientific experts, specialists and other observers, ranging from fisheries agencies and... Read more
W/R: Five forest and wildlife reserves under serious threat
Five forest and wildlife reserves, which serves as tourist attraction centers in the Sefwi Wiawso area in Western Region, continue to be under threat due to illegal farming, chainsaw operations among others. The threat persist despite the joint military and police timber monitoring team formed to curtail the menace.... Read more
On World Migratory Bird Day, UN spotlights common destiny for wildlife and people
White Pelican. Photo: UNEP/AEWA/Sergey Dereliev  A healthy planet for migratory birds means a healthy plant for people, as they share the habitats on the Earth, the heads of two United Nations-backed environmental treaties said, marking World Migratory Bird Day. “If we commit ourselves to sustainable development and preserve the... Read more
US Program Helps Blow Whistle on Wildlife Crimes
FILE – Confiscated ivory is stacked for crushing at the National Wildlife Property Repository at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colorado, Nov. 14, 2013.   Rampant poaching across Africa has pushed species of elephants, rhinos and other treasured wildlife to the edge of extinction. However,... Read more
Vietnam busts major wildlife trafficking ring
Police in Hanoi have arrested three alleged members of a wildlife trafficking ring and seized a large amount of illegal products, after tracking one of them for several years, according to media reports. The group was caught on April 27 carrying 33 kilograms (73 pounds) of rhino horn at Hanoi... Read more