Ghana’s Atewa Forest under threat from mining devastation
Ghana risks losing valuable wildlife, if plans to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region materializes. That is the fear of a scientist at the Forest Research Institute of.
Atewa Range Forest reserve is the jewel in the crown of Ghana’s forests. This unique and magnificent upland ecosystem is the source of water for more than 5 million ghanaians. The forest is.
Atewa forest reserve under threat from bauxite mining- Scientists fear By MyJoyOnline Ghana risks losing valuable wildlife, if plans to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region materializes.
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General News of Wednesday, 3 July 2019 Source: Alhaji Saani 2019-07-03 Atewa Range Forest Reserve Four Environmental Civil Society Organisation has sent a strong signal to all mining companies bidding for the bauxite mining in the Atewa Forest that the prospect of bauxite mining in the legally protected forest is highly contested.
Ghana’s Atewa Forest under threat from mining devastation atewa forest, Ghana not only supports a wealth of rare and endemic wildlife, but also provides clean water for nearby cities. Despite this, the Government intends to mine the area for bauxite, destroying the entire forest in the process.
Ghana’s forests have been vanishing at alarming rates. But it appears Ghana’s major stakeholders, particularly the politicians, lack the political will to act to save the forests. The country’s rich forests contribute about five to eight per cent of GDP and it is 15% of merchandise exports.
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The eight-year study used a new statistical approach to analyse 51 Critically Endangered species, quantifying three factors at once: intensity of threats, timing and reliability of records, and the.
Exempt Atewa forest from mining plans – NGO appeals. and other environmental threats. A 2018 memorandum between Ghana and China to leverage the country’s bauxite deposits will see Ghana cede.
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