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Category: Problems :: Deforestation
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Indigenous Environmental Defender killed as logging mafia targets tribe 15.8.2018 Survival International
The Guardians of the Amazon recently destroyed a logging truck they discovered in their territory. © Guardians of the Amazon Warning: some people may find the details and image below disturbing A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, the latest in a series of deaths among the tribe. The body of Jorginho Guajajara was found near a river in the Brazilian state of Maranhão. He was a leader of the Guajajara people, acclaimed internationally for their work as the ‘Guardians of the Amazon’ in the most threatened region in the entire Amazon. Franciel Guajajara, one of the Guardians of the Amazon, explains their work. It is not yet clear who killed him, but a powerful logging mafia has repeatedly targeted the tribe for its work protecting both its rainforest home, and the uncontacted members of a neighboring tribe, the Awá, who also live there, and face catastrophe unless their land is protected. Jorginho Guajajara’s body was found near a river in the eastern ...
Indonesia's Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017. There's More to Do 14.8.2018 WRI Stories
Indonesia's Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017. There's More to Do Comments|Add Comment|PrintFog over the forest in Kerinci-Seblat National Park. Flickr/Luke Macklin In the midst of the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss in 2017, Indonesia saw an encouraging sign: a 60 percent drop in tree cover loss in primary forests compared with 2016. That's the difference in carbon dioxide emissions from primary forest loss equivalent to 0.2 gigaton of carbon dioxide, or about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated 8.8.2018 WRI Stories
Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated Comments|Add Comment|PrintRoad near the village of Ilanga in the DRC. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contains more than half of the remaining Congo Basin rainforest, the second-largest tropical forest on Earth. These forests are increasingly threatened by slash-and-burn agriculture and logging for timber, charcoal and fuelwood. While most logging is carried out by small or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Ending deforestation: A collective effort 8.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Stakeholder collaboration and data-centric sensing technology are emerging as essential ingredients in reducing deforestation.
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Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory 24.7.2018 WRI Stories
Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory Comments|Add Comment|PrintViews over the Monongahela National Forest in the fall. Photo: Sabin Ray, WRI Every year, 3 million hikers, climbers, fishermen, hunters and nature enthusiasts flock to West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest. Yet not much is known about the extensive restoration efforts that have brought this once-degraded forest back to health. Within a day's drive for half of the U.S.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How Cocoa Farming Can Preserve Forests and Peace in Colombia 17.7.2018 WRI Stories
How Cocoa Farming Can Preserve Forests and Peace in Colombia Comments|Add Comment|PrintColombia is the latest country to join the Cocoa and Forests Initiative, which aims to create a global movement for deforestation-free cocoa. Photo by eliasfalla/Pixabay Victor Combita is a cocoa farmer and community leader from San José del Guaviare in the heart of the Colombian Amazon. For many years, his region was the epicenter of Colombia’s civil conflict. It is also among the states with the highest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Colombia Becomes First Country in Latin America to Commit to Deforestation-Free Chocolate 17.7.2018 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Colombia Becomes First Country in Latin America to Commit to Deforestation-Free Chocolate The Colombian Government – alongside Colombia's leading cocoa company, Casa Luker, and the National Cocoa Federation – pledges to produce deforestation-free and 'peace-friendly' cocoa BOGOTÁ (July 17, 2018) — The Government of Colombia – along with its largest cocoa company, Casa Luker, and the members of the National Cocoa Federation – has committed to eliminate deforestation from the country's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How forest carbon can provide ROI for your sustainable business strategy 11.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
And return on your investment for the environment, too.
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5 reasons companies are collaborating to end deforestation 6.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Working together can help balance the sometimes seemingly conflicting goals of economic growth, social development and environmental protection.
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Colorado wildlife officials save bear cub whose feet were burned in 416 fire; blaze is 41,617 acres 29.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Her feet severely burned and her mother nowhere in sight, firefighters rescued a bear cub injured in the 416 fire burning outside of Durango last week.
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Tropical forests suffered second-worst loss of trees on record last year 28.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In 2017, 39 million acres of tree cover disappeared, an area as big as Bangladesh. "The report is telling a bleak picture," researcher Mikaela Weisse said. "What we are doing right now isn't enough."
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Ending Tropical Deforestation: Assessing the Timber Legality Strategy in Tackling Deforestation 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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Ending Tropical Deforestation: The Elusive Impact of the Deforestation-Free Supply Chain Movement 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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Ending Tropical Deforestation: Intact Tropical Forests: Log Them or Lose Them? 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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Ending Tropical Deforestation: Mining Global Financial Data to Increase Transparency and Reduce Drivers of Deforestation 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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Ending Tropical Deforestation: REDD+: Lessons from National and Subnational Implementation 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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Ending Tropical Deforestation: Tropical Forests and Climate Change: The Latest Science 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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Ending Tropical Deforestation: Tropical Forest Monitoring: Exploring the Gaps Between What is Required and What is Possible for REDD+ and Other Initiatives 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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Comparing Global and National Approaches to Estimating Deforestation Rates in REDD+ Countries 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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Policy News: June 25, 2018 26.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA and USGS Hold Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey held a roundtable discussion highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Senate Appropriations Committee Introduces Bills to Fund Interior Agencies, NSF and Others  Senate releases its proposal for ...
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