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Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection
for many of the world
's tropical forest
s, a report says.
But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it ...
Approaching final legalization, an advocacy group for Indonesia’s indigenous communities has asked to postpone passing a bill granting protection
s to indigenous people, stating some demands still need to be addressed.The Law on ...
Indigenous groups call for land rights in wake of assassinations of Edwin Chota Valera and three other leadersPeruvian authorities have pulled more human remains from a remote river in the Amazon, which may belong to one of the four ...
Activists have launched an urgent appeal calling upon outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to step up protection
of the only ecosystem that houses Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers.
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Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant – and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Share Tweet this Email Naomi Klein The Guardian,
PUCALLPA, Peru-Tribal people in a remote headwaters region in the Peruvian Amazon are reacting with defiance and despair to the recent brutal murders of four community leaders who were ambushed on a jungle trail near the border with ...
Stewardship Council (FSC), a body that sets social and environmental certification criteria for forest
ry products, is weighing measures that could step up protection
for old-growth forest
s and make it easier for indigenous people and ...
Deforestation is a major driver of global warming and responsible for up to 20% of global carbon emissions, as well as a threat to the livelihoods of the 1.6 billion people who rely on forest
s for food and economic stability. Over the past few ...
At 3.45pm on April 15 Emmanuel de Merode, the Belgian-born, British-educated head of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, left the city of Goma for the 90-minute drive north to the headquarters of Virunga in Rumangabo. The ...
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
There's little doubt ...
Climate change will affect South Asia more than most other regions. South Asia’s weather is likely to become hotter than the global average, while monsoon rains and heavy storms will increase in most parts of the region. Mountainous countries ...
IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazonian forest
set aside for posterity. At the time the ambition seemed vain: Brazil was losing 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of ...
Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working.
For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest
communities and their management of these forest
s are critical ...
Why is it that some political conservatives have been so obstinate in opposing any government action to address human-caused climate change? The answer is that they aren’t real conservatives. Real conservatives favor working toward a truly free ...
Russia’s trees fuel our increasing demand for wood-based products. The country’s vast forest
s, which cover over 800 million hectares or almost half its land area, are a major source of wood for global timber, paper and pulp ...
Indigenous tribesmen living deep in the Peruvian rainforest have emerged into the outside world
to seek help, after suffering a murderous attack by probable drug traffickers.
The contact took place across the border in Brazil and was ...
Most palm oil is produced from a species of African palm that is now grown widely across Southeast Asia. The crop's high productivity makes it the most profitable form of agricultural land use in the tropics.
Agricultural giant Cargill, ...
Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening the forest
s and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a ...
As palm oil producers increasingly look to Africa’s tropical forest
s as suitable candidates for their next plantations, primate scientists are sounding the alarm about the destruction of ape habitat that can go hand in hand with oil palm ...
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is at the top of the cultural zeitgeist these days, one of the most popular television series on the air. In the show, a virus has ravaged the Earth, killing most of humanity, with the dead corpses rising to terrorize the ...
I have spent a year collecting newspaper and Internet articles about fracking and its negative consequences. I made sure that the articles reported legitimate studies (not funded by the oil and gas industry) or statements from recognized experts ...
Expanding and strengthening the community forest
rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report. The World
On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protection
s for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step ...
When a new road centipedes its way across a landscape, the best of intentions may be laid with the pavement. But roads, by their very nature, are indiscriminate pathways, granting access for travel and trade along with deforestation and other ...
Long considered an unproductive hindrance to growth and development, peat swamp forest
s in Southeast Asia have been systematically cleared, drained and burned away to make room plantations and construction. Now, as alternating cycles of fires and ...