Press Release: IUCN Passes Resolution Calling for Global Action to Save Atewa Forest

5th November 2020

Atewa Forest, Photo credit: Jeremy Lindsell

The International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN)  on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 announced that its members  overwhelmingly voted to adopt Motion 103 calling forUrgent measures to safeguard the globally important Atewa Forest, Ghana’.

Now it is a formal IUCN resolution, the Ghana government is (again) given a clear message that the Atewa Forest must be withdrawn from bauxite mining plans and protected as a National Park.

The motion was brought by A Rocha Ghana with co-sponsors and IUCN members The Development Institute, Benin Environment and Education Society ONG, Nature Tropicale ONG, and international IUCN members A Rocha International, WWF, Birdlife International, Global Wildlife Conservation, Rainforest Trust, Synchronicity Earth and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

IUCN Motion results

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