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
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
World Bank gives US$5.5 million in support of forest project
  Ghana’s effort at rolling back the increasing deforestation and forest degradation has received a huge boost with the launch of a five-year project targeting forest-rich communities in two regions – Western and Brong-Ahafo. The US$5.5 million project funded by the World Bank would be piloted in 51 communities... Read more
Today is World Soil Day
Sprouting fava beans at FAO Headquarters. The seeds were planted to launch the International Year of Pulses. FAO/Claudia Nicolai According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): Soil holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere and can help us meet the challenges of... Read more
Universal implementation of sustainable soil management critical to soil conservation, as world marks Soil Day December 5
Within the framework of the “Global Soil Partnership”, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has continued to advocate for the recognition of the importance of soils for achieving food and nutrition security. Soils have the vital importance across the world, being the basis for almost... Read more
From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders
Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe From the Everglades in the US to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climate change is destroying the... Read more
Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
CITES Secretary-General’s message for World Ranger Day 2017
World Ranger Day 2017 Message from CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon On World Ranger Day 2017, we join you to “stand with the park rangers of the world in their fight to protect wildlife”! 31 July 2017 World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been... Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ended World Environment Day with  seedlings planting at Gyinyase Seventh Day Adventist Junior High School in the Kumasi metropolis. The tree planting was aimed at educating people on environmental protection thereby ensuring that the beauty of the environment is maintained and water bodies... Read more
Is climate change  increasing forest fires around the world?
Have wildfires increased globally over recent years? And if so, is global warming to blame? Research has illuminated this, along with what wildfires do to us and our environment, and which areas are most vulnerable. Are wildfires increasing around the world? Unusually large wildfires ravaged Alaska and Indonesia in... Read more