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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 ...
Trust, which from 1988 until last month was known as the World Land Trust-US, has kicked off an effort to preserve some 2.4 million hectares (5.9 million acres) of rainforest
in a remote part of the Peruvian Amazon.
The area affected by illegal
gold mining in Peru's south-eastern Amazon region increased by 400% from 1999 to 2012, according to researchers using state-of-the-art mapping technology.
Using airborne mapping and high-satellite monitoring, ...
The area covered by gold mining in the biologically rich Madre De Dios region in the Peruvian Amazon has quadrupled in the years from 1999 to 2012, finds new research published online today.
For the first time, researchers have been able ...
The extent of gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has surged 400 percent since 1999 due to rocketing gold prices, wreaking havoc on forests and devastating local rivers, finds a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
The destruction of a global biodiversity hotspot deep in the Peruvian Amazon by illegal
gold mining is twice as bad as previously thought, an authoritative new study using ground-breaking technology has revealed.
According to the report ...
remains pervasive in the Brazilian state of Pará, finds an assessment released Monday by Imazon.
Analyzing satellite data and records from Pará's environmental agency Sema, the Brazil-based NGO found that 78 percent of ...
The EU is introducing new checks on imports of Indonesian timber products to curb illegal logging
.Indonesia, rich in tropical forests, is by far Asia's biggest exporter of timber to the EU. The trade is worth about 15% of Indonesia's ...
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 ...
Environmental group, Greenpeace, has accused Herakles Farms of illegal logging
in Cameroon after the company has already been lambasted by scientists and conservationists for its plan to build a 70,000 hectare palm oil plantation in one of ...
Carbon 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
BBC Television's Panorama programme has spent six months tracking illegal
logs from the Congo rainforest
to western Europe. The investigation has revealed that new EU timber regulations are failing to stop illegal
wood getting into European ...
This week an international team is setting off on a unique journey, aiming to be the first to descend the Amazon River using inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards.
The group, led by Dr. Mika Peck, a conservation biologist from the University ...
A recent FAO conference on Forests for Food Security highlighted the importance of wild foods for the food and nutrition security of millions of people. Often overlooked in food security strategies, these resources are both vital and under ...
An Interview with Cacique Betanio Chiquidama, National Coordinator of Indigenous Peoples of Panama
This week in Lombok, Indonesia, the Policy Board of the United Nations climate change program known as UNREDD is addressing the first ...
- The bold strategy implemented by the Brazilian government has achieved an 84 percent reduction in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest
in the last eight years. But when the natural resources and pesticides used in agricultural production are ...
As Peru's legislature debates the merits of building the Purús highway through the Amazon rainforest
, a new report by Global Witness alleges that the project has been aggressively pushed by those with a financial stake in opening up the remote ...
Home to giant catfish and stingrays, feeding over 60 million people, and with the largest abundance of freshwater fish in the world, the Mekong River, and its numerous tributaries, brings food, culture, and life to much of Southeast Asia. Despite ...
The UK government has officially joined an innovative new public-private initiative designed to harness the power of private sector companies to tackle deforestation around the world.
Climate Change Minister Greg Barker confirmed ...
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 ...
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 ...
In the dense Amazon rainforest
of Peru, there are five reserves inhabited by indigenous groups who have chosen to remain totally or partially isolated from the rest of society. But these areas are not officially demarcated as indigenous lands, ...
As bikini season approaches, Jersey Shore beach towns are preparing for their annual influx of tourists. This year, that will mean more than dusting off the cotton candy machines and stocking up on vomit deodorizer. When Hurricane Sandy hit last ...