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Together we can defeat coronavirus and threats to biodiversity – GhaFFaP

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Biodiversity – forest and farm producers are critical agents for a healthy planet. Today is 2020 International Day of the Forest and for that matter,...
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Group tasks Forestry Commission to protect water bodies, forests

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An environmental civil society group has called on Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, the Chief Executive Forestry Commission, to protect Ghana’s forests and waters for...

Satellites show 2019 fires in Indonesia burn 1.6 million hectares of land

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A new analysis of satellite data dispels the prevailing view that rainforests took the biggest hit from widespread fires in Indonesia in 2019. Background “While there...

NDC embarking on rebuilding grass root base

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Mr Chris Addy-Nayo, a member of the National Democratic Congress in the Buem Constituency has called on Ghanaians to prioritise the education of their...

University of Mines trains small-scale miners

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Three hundred and fifty (350) small-scale miners have been trained at the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa as part of the government’s...

DRAC Disappointed In Anticancer State Institutions

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The Development Research and Advocacy Centre (DRAC), a Non-Governmental Organization, operating in northern Ghana, has called on government not to be dissuaded and detracted...
Natural Resources Minister Vincent Biruta (R) accompanied by REMA chief Rose Mukankomeje plant trees in Ngeruka Sector yesterday. (Courtesy)

Public Warned To Desist From Building At Unauthorised Places

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Nana Kwame Agyeman, the Ga West Municipal Physical Planning Officer, has warned that the assembly would not tolerate the development of structures on waterways...

Ghana joins the world to observe International Day of Forest on 21st March 2017

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The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Forestry Commission in collaboration with other stakeholders will join the world to celebrate the International Day...
Forests

Benin plans to protect forests against threats

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Benin's government plans to develop a legislation to protect forests under serious threats of destruction in the country. A source close to...
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Kenya’s Tana Delta generates US$2.5 million annually via ecosystems

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According to Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity Services of Tana River Basin launched Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya's longest river could provide answer to poverty,...
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast: Thousands of cocoa farmers removed From Their Farms

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Before the morning mists had broken over Ivory Coast's Mont Peko National Park, thousands of newly homeless cocoa farmers and their families began to...

World Bank to fund projects to aid DR Congo’s forest communities

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An agreement in this regard was signed on Tuesday between the World Bank and Caritas Congo. To benefit from the funds, communities...
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Minister asks for action to handle deforestation in Africa

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Nii Osah Mills, Ghana's Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, made this call during the International Working Conference on Landscape Restoration that opened on...
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast government vows to evict illegal settlers in forests

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Addressing the media in Abidjan, Darret denounced the illegal occupation of classified forests by Cote d'Ivoire nationals as well as by foreigners who do...
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Public sensitized on fire prevention

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The week slated for September 28 to October 2, also aimed at raising public awareness about the effects of undesired fires, methods for...
Forests

Government to restore Ghana’s forest with $50m

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Govt is investing $50 million to replenish the country?s depleted forests under the REDD+ programme. The programme, which also comes under the Forest Investment Project...
Experts say the world's forest provide a valuable and irreplaceable source of genetic resources ?

Humans derive good health from forests-UN

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A senior UN official has described the world's forests as "fundamental" to human well-being and survival. Eva Mueller, director of the Food and Agriculture Organization's...

Myths between forests, livelihoods and incomes unearthed

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A collaborative global study between the Centre for International Reasearch (CIFOR) and Poverty and Environment Network have unearthed the myths between forests, livelihoods and...

Congo gets $21.5 million green light to transform its vast forests

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has won approval of a $21.5 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) (http://www.afdb.org)? to jump-start sustainable...

Efya premieres ?Getaway? music video

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Ghanaian songstress has released the video for her jazzy single, ?Getaway?. True to the title and lyrics of the song, the video portrays fun...

World stands to benefit more from locally controlled forests.

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An initiative led by three forestry groups, The Forests Dialogue (TFD), International Conservation Union (IUCN) and  the Growing Forests Partnerships (GFP), has established that...

Ghana to replant 30,000 hectares of forests annually

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Ghana has set a replanting target of 30,000 hectares of destroyed forests every year, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission (FC),...

Forests and women – some encouraging signs

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The recent special issue on ‘Forests and Gender’ (International Forestry Review) is a breath of fresh air. While the scientific forestry community has been...

First global guidelines on land tenure, forests, fisheries adopted

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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on May 11, 2012 endorsed a set of far-reaching global guidelines aimed at helping governments safeguard the...

Arusha National Park is a Highlight of the Driver for a Cool Tropical Forests

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Arusha National Park is located near the northern Tanzania, Dar es Salaam City. It is nestled against a spectacular mountain Meru, which dominates the...

UGANDA: Charcoal boon a bust for forests

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Uganda loses some 80,000 hectares of forest every yearGULU, 7 February 2012 (IRIN) - Once a fortnight, Moses Sserwada travels from the capital, Kampala,...