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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY FOREST WATCH GHANA (FWG)
By: Civic Response
Published: June 3, 2019
Countries: Ghana
Topics: - Other - Community Forestry Community Rights FLEGT
Document type: Press release
Document ID: 7497
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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY FOREST WATCH GHANA (FWG)

Members of Forest Watch Ghana (FWG), a coalition of 32 non-governmental organisations and individuals in Ghana, having met at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 26th to 30th of March, 2019, in Accra issued this communique after having considered and discussed some crucial issues within the country’s forestry sector, including: the gradual conversion of the Kalakpa Nature Reserve from a Wildlife Protected Area to a logging hub; the need for consolidating the laws of the forestry sector; conversion of Globally Significant Biodiversity Areas (GSBAs) to logging areas; the on-going tree tenure reforms; the resurgence of illegal mining vis-a-vis the recent exposé on galamsey by Tiger Eye PI, the ace investigative journalism organisation; and the rather low appreciation for ecosystems/biodiversity services and values by the general populace.