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Advocates for reduced impact logging
in tropical forests often make a case that better forest management cuts carbon
emissions relative to traditional forms of timber harvesting. While the argument for altering logging
approaches to limit forest ...
Today marks the 1st year anniversary of the latest published “forest conservation policy” (FCP) of the Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). Rainforest
Action Network has evaluated the progress APP and its suppliers have made towards ...
Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd (APRIL), Indonesia's second-largest pulp and paper producer, has announced a new environmental policy that aims to stem criticism about its forestry practices, which include large-scale conversion ...
The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a group of 200 international corporations who claim commitments to sustainability, has put APRIL, Indonesia’s second largest and now most destructive pulp and paper company, on ...
An Indonesian court issued a big blow to a palm oil company for illegally destroying forest land in Sumatra’s protected Leuser Ecosystem, which provides critical habitat for orangutans and other endangered species.
In what’s being called ...
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 ...
Peru is the country chosen to host the 2014 United Nations (UN) climate conference, a key meeting for trying to advance an ambitious plan to rein in greenhouse emissions which is planned for agreement in 2015.
Scientists think Peru`s ...
The latest climate talks in Warsaw may have achieved little in the way of action on climate change, but they were even worse for biodiversity. In fact, since early climate talks in the 1990s, biodiversity has vanished from international and ...
Marks and Spencer has launched a major new initiative to protect more than a million trees in the Amazon, after signing a deal with Cornish charity Cool Earth.
Cool Earth works in some of the world's most endangered rainforest
, paying ...
Decisions in two branches of Ecuador`s government have set the stage for a final battle over oil extraction in Yasuni National Park, a mega-diverse rainforest
reserve in that country`s portion of the Amazon Basin where President Rafael Correa has ...
Scientists specializing in forest ecosystems and climate change called on President Obama today to protect public forests from logging
and development in efforts to forestall global warming and compliment the president’s recent proposal for ...
One of the world’s major terrestrial carbon
pools is rapidly deteriorating as large parts of Indonesia’s peatlands are deforested and converted to oil palm and paper plantations. No longer a carbon
sink, Indonesia’s peatlands are now a globally ...
credits generated from protecting thousands of hectares of endangered rainforest
in northeastern Madagascar have now been certified for sale, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the project's main organizer. The development ...
In what may be an unprecedented move in the Indonesian forestry sector, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced two breaches of its moratorium on natural forest clearance.
In a report published Wednesday, APP said an audit of its ...
The Paiter-Suruí, a rainforest
tribe that in June became the first indigenous group to generate REDD+ credits under the Verified Carbon
Standard (VCS), has now closed their first deal. As reported by Ecosystem Marketplace, Brazilian cosmetics ...
The plantations spreading over Sumatra aren't spreading onto empty land; poor rural villages often get swept up in big decisions made in Jakarta for Indonesia's forests. Mitra Taj reports from Teluk Kabung, where the arrival of the pulpwood ...
The Coalition has pledged to lead the G20 in a new global rainforest
protection strategy – despite committing itself to taking the unusual step of removing a world heritage listing for parts of Tasmania's forests.
Greg Hunt, the ...
Large trees store store up to half the above-ground biomass in tropical forests, reiterating their importance in buffering against climate change, finds a study published in Global Ecology and Biogeography.
The research, which involved ...
Unsustainable hunting of forest elephants, gorillas, forest antelopes, and other seed-dispersers could have long-term impacts on the health and resilience of Congo Basin rainforest
s, warns a study published today in a special issue of the journal ...
Deforestation has fallen in Congo Basin countries over the past decade despite a sharp increase in the rate of forest clearing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a new study published in the Philosophical Transactions of the ...
Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforest
s has slowed, a study suggests.
Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000.
Researchers believe this is partly ...
80 percent of the rainforest
s in Malaysian Borneo have been heavily impacted by logging
, finds a comprehensive study that offers the first assessment of the spread of industrial logging
roads across areas that were considered some of ...
Rising foreign demand for beef and soybeans will tempt Brazil to clear more of the Amazon rainforest
, in a reversal of recent success in slowing forest losses, a study said on Thursday.
About 30 percent of deforestation in Brazil in the ...
A few weeks ago the Skoll World Forum hosted an online debate on how increased global consumption can be balanced with sustainability. The debate asks how a rapidly growing world that is ever consuming can hope to feed everyone, and at the same ...
While much has been written about the potential of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by protecting tropical forests, a proposed program to do just that has been challenged by a number of factors, including concerns about the accuracy of measuring ...