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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 ...
Efforts to monitor the world's forests and other ecosystems got a big boost in February with the launch of Landsat 8, NASA's newest earth observation satellite, which augments the crippled Landsat 7 currently orbiting Earth (technically Landsat 8 ...
Indonesia's Ministry of Forestry is close to accepting a proposal to open 1.2 million hectares of forest in Aceh for mining, logging
, and palm oil production, reports the Aceh Post.
In an article posted Wednesday, Tgk. Anwar, the ...
The flight from Quito to Coca, a small oil town in the Ecuadorian Amazon, takes off a couple of hours late, so we don't reach Coca until around noon. Then we have to take a helicopter up the Napo river to reach Añangu, in the heart of Yasuni, the ...
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest paper companies, announced earlier this month that it will no longer cut down natural forests in Indonesia and will demand similar commitments from its suppliers. The announcement was received ...
Like in a desolate Edward Hopper landscape, the orangutan was clinging to the one last tree that stood next to the river in Kutai National Park in eastern Kalimantan. The joy of seeing this magnificent primate was spoiled by his destroyed habitat ...
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a forestry giant that has been widely criticized for its role in driving deforestation and contributing to social conflict in Indonesia, today announced a zero deforestation policy that could have a dramatic impact on ...
HarperCollins has established a policy that excludes paper sourced from destruction of tropical rainforest
s and old growth forests.
The revised policy, posted on its web site earlier this month, is a response to a campaign by the ...
In Indonesia, the name for the island of Borneo is Kalimantan. It is the third largest island in the world, renowned for its lush tropical rainforest
s, one of only two strongholds for the intelligent, endangered orangutan.