CFCs share lessons on Forest Protection

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 by

Seventeen Community Forest Committees (CFCs) formed in various communities around the Asenanyo and Numia forest reserves, have met in Kumasi to share some lessons and experiences gathered during their six months of service as watchdogs over the reserves. The CFCs recounted that before their formation, the sound of chainsaw in the forest was the order

GIS students pay study visit to NDF

Monday, 26 October 2015 by

Nineteen Biology students of the Ghana International School (GIS) have paid a study visit to the office of Nature and Development Foundation at the University of Ghana in Accra. The aim was to keep the students up-to-date with forestry issues particularly on the level of global conservation and its effects on species. It  was also to

Timber Exporters who mislabel wood from ‘’Kokrodua’’ also known in scientific terms as pericopsis elata and other CITES listed species for export have been warned to desist from the act. Operations Director of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, Mr. Cletus Nateg said, ‘’there is no economic incentive in doing that as the system

The head of the European Union Delegation to Ghana, Ambassador William Hanna has applauded Forest committee members of Kansakrom community in the Nkawie forest district of the Ashanti region for their selfless services in guarding the forests of Ghana. He was confident that the EU was interested in working with Ghana to preserve the forest for future generations. Ambassador

Community Forest Committees (CFCs) have been urged to strengthen collaboration with the Forest Services Division (FSD) by maintaining constant interaction and liaising information that would help curb forest illegalities. At a meeting in New Edubiase to inaugurate thirteen Community Forest Committees (CFCs), the Deputy Ashanti Regional Manager of the Forestry Commission, Mr. Isaac Adonteng, said

Parliament is expected to pass the Timber Procurement Policy into law in December this year to regulate the purchasing of timber and timber products by state institutions. According to the Policy and Planning Manager of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Joseph Osiakwan, who disclosed this at a workshop in Accra, “we have already

Nine Community Forest Committees (CFC) around the Numia forest reserve in the New Edubiase district have been trained on the Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) at New Edubiase in the Ashanti region. The aim of the training was to refresh the community members on legalities and educate them on simple steps to follow to handle

Communities on the forest fringes have been encouraged to intensify their watchdog role in protecting the forest as they play a major part in its monitoring. In an interview at New Edubiase, Mr. Emmanuel Owusu Nkwantabisa, the New Edubiase District Forest Manager of the Forestry Commission, said protecting the forest is not the sole responsibility of the Forestry

Some communities around the Asenanyo and Numia forest reserves in the New Edubiase district of the Ashanti region are pleading for alternative livelihoods to serve as incentive in their fight against illegal logging in the area. In separate interactions with residents of Kwame Adu, Mbenai, Bonkro and Breku during a tour to monitor and empower

Nkawie Assistant District Manager of the Forestry Commission (FC), Mr. Mark Aidoo, has denied allegations levelled against the Commission that its officers extort monies from illegal chainsaw operators, giving them leeway to steal timber from forest reserves.   Mr. Aiddo, who was speaking to officers of the Nature and Development Foundation (NDF), who were on

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