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…

Galamsey threatens Ghana’s provision of water – Researcher
A research fellow with Ghana’s Water Research Institute, Dr. Anthony Duah, has predicted that Ghana may import water in the near future for domestic use if illegal miners continue to pollute the country’s water bodies. “Ghana is in a dire water situation and the sooner government brings to an... Read more
Sanitation challenges in Ghana Pschological problem
Counselling and Guidance Practicum two group four students of Universality of Education, Winneba has attributed Waste Management challenges in the country to mainly erroneous attitudes in people. They therefore emphasised the need for all and sundry to be law abiding, and to be responsible to change attitudes and behaviours to... 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
Illegal Rosewood harvesting polluting river bodies in Northern Region
There is the need to intensify the fight against illegal rosewood harvesting in the three northern regions as it is destroying the few forests and polluting water bodies. The erratic rainfall pattern in northern Ghana, which is having adverse effects on agriculture, could also be blamed on the destruction... 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
AMA distributes litter bins to SHSs
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has donated 300 litter bins to some Senior High Schools in Accra as part of its efforts to support in the education of students in waste segregation. It would also prevent littering and get rid of filth around the schools in Accra while generating... Read more
Pictures:World Pangolins Day celebration in Ghana
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 was held simultaneously at Nsutem and Bonsu ,both along 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
  Destruction of Wetlands in Ghana dangerous to human survival
World Wetlands Day is a global event marked annually on February 2 ,instituted in 1971 during the adoption of the Ramsar Convention ,at Iranian City of Ramsar.   The Day is to observe the significants of wetlands . The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands approved “Wetlands for... Read more
WilDaf kicks against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
Women in Law  and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has added its voice to calls opposing government decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The 23,663 Hectare  Atewa Forest Reserve is one of the internationally recognized critical ecosystems with high species richness and abundance . The Atewa Forest... Read more