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While deforestation for soy production in the Brazilian Amazon
has slowed since the establishment of a deforestation moratorium in 2006, clearing for soy has increased sharply in recent years in the Bolivian Amazon
; Paraguay's Chaco, a dry forest ...
Today, the state of New York announced that, after negotiations with the global agribusiness conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland, ADM will adopt a no-deforestation policy for soy and palm oil.
This is really freaking good news, and it ...
The Southern Suriname Conservation Corridor was made official when indigenous leaders and members of Suriname's parlaiment met to sign a declaration on March 5. Photo courtesy of Forward Motion.
Indigenous leaders from southern Suriname ...
2014 was a landmark year for tropical rainforests, with dozens of major companies committing to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains, the launch of new platforms for monitoring forests, and sharp drop in clearing in the Brazilian ...
Standing before a packed audience of 2,000 spectators, Patricia Gualinga Montalvo calmly addressed the crowd, sharing the story of her people. The Sarayaku, a Kichwa indigenous people numbering 1,200 from the Ecuadorian Amazon
, won a historic ...
The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon
rainforest under federal protect
ion, creating a reserve larger than the U.S. state of Delaware.The new reserve, called Alto Maues, has 6,680 ...
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon
is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...
Coal companies have stripped the tops of mountains in Appalachia in search of the fuel. But as Amanda Starbuck tells host Steve Curwood, the Rainforest Action Network has helped convince some of the world's biggest banks to stop fund
ing companies ...
A journal has an interesting article to challenge current climate change theory and global warming solutions in - Global Change Biology. The underestimate of carbon loss arises from selective logging and set fires which can be grouped together as ...
On May 21, the Brazilian government, World Wildlife Fund
(WWF) and partners announced the creation of a $215 million fund
to ensure long-term protect
ion of the world's largest network of protect
ed areas — 150 million acres of the Brazilian Amazon
For more than twenty five years, an international non-profit known as the World Land Trust has been working to protect
tropical forests through land purchase and partnerships with local groups. Last year, the U.S. arm of the group decided to ...
A new website by Brazilian environmental news group, ((o))eco, highlights the ongoing debate over Yasuni National Park in Ecuador, arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet. Employing text, video, timelines, maps, and photos, the website ...
Standing before the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa offered the international community a way to make a significant impact on climate change: Donate $3.6 billion to the economy of Ecuador by 2019, and ...
As climate finance and “loss and damage” payments dominated the agenda at last November's United Nations climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, indigenous peoples’ groups fought to be heard.One of the most vocal and visible ...
Seven billion people and growing. A quarter of them living in poverty. Unsustainable -- and unequal -- resource use. Landscapes vanishing, along with their nonhuman inhabitants. Global warming upending natural systems. These are tough times on ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect
the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
Twenty-five years ago today, Chico Mendes, an Amazon
rubber tapper, was shot and killed in front of his family at his home in Acre, Brazil at the age of 44.
His assassination was the catalyst that sparked a much broader movement to ...
The destruction of the Amazon
in Brazil can be seen by satellite: Where logging roads have spread their tentacles and ranchers have expanded their grazing, all is brown.
Beginning in the early 1980s, these photos from space lost more and ...
Unlike just about every other developing country`s carbon print, Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions are falling--fast. That`s according to an independent study (link in Portuguese) carried out by over 30 non-government organizations focused on ...
On Aug. 15, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced his government’s abandonment of the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, the innovative attempt to reverse the economic arrangement of oil extraction in the Amazon
by keeping the oil in the soil in ...
Ecuador has had the opportunity to bring about environmental change, but this has been thwarted. In mid-August, a plan to leave oil in the ground in one part of the Ecuadorian Amazon
rainforest was dismissed by President Rafael Correa. He argued ...
When Ecuadorean President, Rafael Correa, announced on August 15th that he was abandoning an innovative program to spare three blocs of Yasuni National Park from oil drilling, it seemed like the world had tossed away its most biodiverse ...
Six years ago, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador offered the world what he considered an enticing deal: donate $3.6 billion to a trust fund
intended to protect
nearly 4,000 square miles of the Amazon
jungle and his country would refrain from oil ...
Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa has approved oil drilling in Yasuni National Park, signaling the collapse of an innovative trust fund
that would have conserved this biodiversity treasure trove.
President Rafael Correa announces that ...
The Ecuadorian government has abandoned its moratorium on oil drilling in Yasuni National Park as a proposal to protect
the park with the help of international donations fell apart. In a nationally televised speech, President Rafael Correa blamed ...