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Protect Forest Reserves Keep Mining Companies Out in Ghana

Tell him Newmont should not pressure the Ghanaian government to change its laws to permit mining in forest reserves Newmont should honor Ghanas ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity and respect Ghanas protected areas

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    • Protect Forest Reserves Keep Mining Companies Out in Ghana

      Tell him Newmont should not pressure the Ghanaian government to change its laws to permit mining in forest reserves Newmont should honor Ghanas ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity and respect Ghanas protected areas

    • Gov’t consults US Forest Services over mining in Atewa

      USFS has since presented its Report of the Technical Consultation on the Proposed Bauxite Mining in the Atewa Forest Reserve to the Government of Ghana and a

    • Take Atewa forest out of areas targeted for bauxite mining

      May 22 2018 · An environmental civil society organization Friends of the Earth FoEGhana is calling on Government as a matter of urgency not to mine bauxite in the Atewa forest and other prospective

    • Ghana Hands Off Forest Reserves

      A coalition of civil societies have threatened to drag the government to court if mining companies are allowedto do surface mining in forest reserves

    • Government proposes to tackle illegal mining through

      Mar 09 2017 · Government proposes to tackle illegal mining through collaboration “However the LSM sector is more organised and therefore environmentally friendly than the small scale mining especially illegal mining” he said Mr Amewu said illegal SSM was seen carried out in forest reserves water bodies cocoa farms and LSM concessions and even around sensitive infrastructures like schools and railway

    • Mapping the health of forest reserves in Ghana IUCN

      Aug 18 2016 · Before investing in efforts to restore forest cover in degraded reserves we need to know where degradation and forest loss has occurred and which reserves should be prioritised for restoration IUCN and partners undertook an updated spatial assessment of the condition of Ghana’s 266 forest reserves which cover a total of 25 million hectares

    • Unsustainable Management of Forests in Ghana from

      Therefore the mining of gold in these forests is also contributing to degradation of forest cover since the forest will have to be cleared before mining takes place What is even worrying is the type of mining that is done Surface mining in these forest regions contributes to deforestation than underground mining

    • Ghana seeks investors for Iron ore and bauxite mining

      Ghana seeks investors for Iron ore and bauxite mining – Official A Principal Mining Officer at the Minerals Commission Jerry Ahadzi has said that Ghana is in search for investors to exploit its

    • Mining industry of Ghana Wikipedia

      The government also is trying to expand Ghanas diamondmining industry which has produced primarily industrial grade gems from alluvial gravels since the 1920s More than 11000000 carats 2200 kg of proven and probable reserves are located about seventy miles northwest of Accra

    • GOVERNMENT OF GHANA MINISTRY OF LANDS AND

      FOREWORD The Multilateral Mining Integrated Project MMIP Appraisal and Implementation Document PAID covers the overall strategy and activity components that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources MLNR has developed to help curb the illegal mining menace galamsey in Ghana

    • bellingcat Ghanas Atewa Forest Monitoring Mining Which

      Aug 14 2017 · While explicitly stating that they are not against bauxite mining in general they request their government to take the Atewa Forest Reserve into protection for several reasons Firstly the Atewa Forest Reserve is home to the sources of three rivers which makes it the most important water tower in Ghana providing water for over 5 million Ghanaians on a daily basis

    • Joint Framework for Action Ghana

      Framework for Action – Ghana Page 2 2 Core Commitments By signing the Framework Government and signatory companies agree to eight core commitments 1 Prohibit and prevent activities that cause or contribute to any further deforestation or forest degradation in the cocoa sector 2

    • Dont mine in Atewa forest make it a National Park

      Various environmental groups in the country including A ROCHA Ghana which has been campaigning against mining bauxite in the Atewa forest for many years have reiterated the need for the government to protect the forest which is recognized globally as an important area for biodiversity serving as home to many animal species including some that are on the brink of extinction

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      GOVERNMENT OF GHANA MINISTRY OF LANDS AND The Multilateral Mining Integrated Project MMIP Appraisal and Implementation Document PAID covers the overall strategy and activity components that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources MLNR has developed to help curb the illegal mining menace galamsey in Ghana

    • ‘We have cut them all’ Ghana struggles to protect its

      Aug 28 2019 · “The government of Ghana has reached very far with the EU to make the agreement work and it will soon issue the forest law enforcement governance and trade license for

    • Gold mining in Ghanas forest reserves a report on the

      Jun 16 2006 · This paper examines the debate surrounding a recent decision made by the Ghanaian government to permit gold exploration – and potentially mining – in ‘protected’ forest reserves In 2001 four mining companies were awarded mineral exploration concessions in forested regions of the country and have since put forward applications to

    • Is endangering Ghanas most important ecosystem a price

      In exchange the company will be paid back from the proceeds made from mining Ghana’s abundant bauxite reserves in Atewa and Nyinahin another forest reserve in the Ashanti region China has enjoyed diplomatic relationships with Ghana for decades and is currently Ghana’s top trading partner with US668 billion worth of bilateral trade taking place between the two countries in 2017

    • Ghana’s Forests To conserve or not to conserve – Time for

      This situation has brought the issue of whether to conserve or not to conserve Ghana’s protected forest reserves and biodiversityrich areas to a very critical stage –what do next Admittedly it is a difficult situation that will require all concerned and interested parties

    • Ghana Gets Support to Address Impacts from Artisanal

      WASHINGTON May 3 2019Rural communities in four regions of Ghana currently affected by the environmental damage and pollution associated with destructive artisanal mining and logging practices are to benefit from a scale up of the Ghana Forest Investment Program

    • Publications » Forest Laws Regulations Ghana

      10 PREAMBLE This has been due to the everincreasing pressure from rapid population growth leading to clearing of forests for farming illicit logging and surface mining uncontrolled bush fires collection of fuel wood and excessive hunting and poaching of wild animals

    • Dont mine in Atewa forest make it a National Park

      Various environmental groups in the country including A ROCHA Ghana which has been campaigning against mining bauxite in the Atewa forest for many years have reiterated the need for the government to protect the forest which is recognized globally as an important area for biodiversity serving as home to many animal species including some that are on the brink of extinction

    • Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment Effects

      Galamsey Operators There is no doubt that Illegal mining activities have caused a great harm to our environment This is because most of the minerals are found in rivers as a result the mining

    • 907 SmallScale Miners Complete Vetting Process

      Government gave the assurance that it may lift the ban on all forms of smallscale mining by the end of 2018 Professor Frimpong Boateng Chairman of the Interministerial Taskforce Against Illegal Mining who spoke on Citi TVs CNR was optimistic that smallscale miners would be

    • Ghana seeks investors for Iron ore and bauxite mining

      Ghana seeks investors for Iron ore and bauxite mining – Official The government’s new policy for the use of bauxite is to stop the export of raw bauxite and ensure that the ore is processed into alumina for use by local aluminum companies He said due to the high

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      Environmental organizations renewed their calls on government to stop all mining and prospecting activities in the Atiwa Forest Reserve due to its dire repercussions on the country The environmental groups said the Atiwa Forest delivered a variety of ecosystem service and other benefits that superseded whatever financial gains the country may be derived from mining bauxite in the forest

    • What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Ghana

      Jan 04 2019 · Ghana has a vast quantity of minerals within its borders ranging from gold to diamonds which are essential natural resources The Ghanaian government estimated that on average the mining industry contributed 5 of the nations GDP

    • Arrest and deport ‘greedy’ foreigners in small scale

      Dec 19 2018 · The step according tothe government was a way to reclaim all damaged water bodies and forest around the mining areas The government has said it

    • Goal 15 Life on Land

      Extending farm lands into forest reserves illegally leads to deforestation and forest degradation Stop illegal farming in forest reserves Wetlands protect some of Ghana’s biodiversity and are important for agriculture water supply and recreation and other ecosystem services Help