Atewa Forest: Groups Petition Parliament To Halt Mining

Some environmental groups have petitioned Parliament demanding a halt of mining activities in the Atewa Forest Reserve. They fear continuous mining activities will destroy the reserve recognised as one of the highest priority ecosystems in West Africa for its high species diversity, high levels of endemism and great hydrological importance. It is also a source of fresh water for about five million Ghanaians but government rsquo;s plan to mine bauxite in the area has left many environ ...

Atewa Forest: Groups Petition Parliament To Halt Mining
The Atewa Forest is a globally important ecosystem that harbours extraordinary wildlife and provides water for five million people. Some environmental groups have petitioned Parliament demanding a halt of mining activities in the Atewa Forest Reserve. They fear continuous mining activities will destroy the reserve recognised as one of the highest priority ecosystems in West Africa for its high species diversity, high levels of endemism and great hydrological importance. It is also a source of fresh water for about five million Ghanaians but government rsquo;s plan to mine bauxite in the area has left many environ ...