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For those watching the world’s largest corporations, 2013 was extraordinary. Under pressure from NGOs, a slew of global companies that are number one in their industries made unprecedented commitments to better environmental and social behavior. ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforest
s. 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 ...
Industrial oil palm plantations are spreading from Malaysia and Indonesia to the Congo
raising fears about deforestation and social conflict.
A new report by The Rainforest
Foundation UK (RFUK), dramatically entitled The Seeds of ...
Deep in the vast rainforest
of the Democratic Republic of Congo
, chainsaws are buzzing. Heavy machinery rumbles and growls, as loggers slice their way through the forest.Three newly published investigations have confirmed that much of ...
Oil palm plantations in Sabah, Malaysia. The palm oil industry maintains its product is "greening the planet" but the reality is more complex.
The commercial shows a typical office setting. A worker sits drearily at a desk, shredding ...
A survey of 78 forestry concessions in Peru found that 46 (59 percent) were in breach of their concession contracts
, reports the International Tropical Timber
Monitoring conducted by Peru's Agency for Supervision of ...
2009 may prove to be an important turning point for tropical forests.
Lead by Brazil, which had the lowest extent of deforestation since at least the 1980s, global forest loss likely declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. ...
Democratic Republic of Congo
authorities have signaled their intention to reverse forest reforms and expand industrial logging, a statement from major environmental groups said Friday.
"Congolese government authorities are ... signalling ...
The Congo rainforest
, the second largest tropical forest in the world, has been handed a temporary lifeline after two-thirds of timber
concessions were cancelled this week.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo
has ripped up ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo
government has cancelled nearly 60% of timber contracts
in the world's second-largest tropical rainforest
.It follows a six-month review of 156 logging deals aimed at stamping out corruption in the sector ...
Democratic Republic of Congo
will cancel more than two-thirds of its logging contracts
due to under a World Bank-back initiative to reduce corruption in the forestry sector, according to the Central African country's environment ...
From the air the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
stretch as far as the eye can see, broken only by distant, shining ribbons of
rivers and streams. Dense, deep, seemingly impenetrable, the forests of the
The World Bank is preparing to launch its Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
(FCPF) which aims to catalyse the market for carbon emissions credits from
avoided deforestation see Update 56. However many forestry experts are
At the heart of central Africa's great rainforest
s lies Kisangani, a small
city in the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) some 1,300 miles from the mouth
of the Congo
River. The town began as a Belgian trading post, Stanleyville, and ...
Despite government and World Bank assurances to the contrary. a new report
from Greenpeace finds that illegal logging is rampant in the Democratic Republic
The report, Carving up the Congo
, reveals that in spite ...