Logging in the Shadows
The systemic and targeted abuse of small, poorly regulated logging permits by logging companies is facilitating quick access to forests for commercial logging.
Three quarters of Ghana’s logging permits could break Europe’s new timber law
The majority of logging permits in use in Ghana will not fall within the legal definition the country has agreed with the European Union.
Forest Transparency: Ghana
Global Witness is working with civil society groups in forest-rich countries including Ghana to engage with policy makers and advocate for capable, responsive and accountable forest sector governance.
Forests Under Threat
As global demand for products like wood, paper, beef and palm oil continues to rise, companies are encroaching ever deeper into the world’s dwindling forests.
“Our forest cover, which stood at 8.6 million hectares by the turn of 19th century, now stands at 1.8 million hectares. ” This sad indictment is how the Chief Executive of Ghana’s Forestry Commission marked International Forest Day in 2014. Read more