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Category: Conservation :: Restoration
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6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them 7.11.2019 WRI Stories
6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintCongo Basin, home to rare species including gorillas and forest elephants. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI Forests help stabilize the climate and provide many contributions to Sustainable Development Goals. And we have quite a bit of evidence about what policies and strategies are effective in conserving and restoring forests. So why haven’t such measures been adopted at scale? Our new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: November 4, 2019 4.11.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Advances Spending Bills, Status of Appropriations Uncertain Bills fund the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, National Science Foundation and more. Congress House passes bills banning mining and drilling the Grand Canyon and Chaco National Historical Park. Executive Branch White House revives President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Courts Conservation ...
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Fire-ravaged forests get help from pine cone collectors 28.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
With snow ready to fall, the scramble was on to collect as many ponderosa pine cones as possible.
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Attention Investors: African Entrepreneurs Are Restoring Land and Making Profit 25.10.2019 WRI Stories
Attention Investors: African Entrepreneurs Are Restoring Land and Making Profit Comments|Add Comment|PrintCaroline Kariuki co-founded GreenPot Enterprises to help farmer-investors plant bamboo and restore degraded land in Kenya. Photo by Will Anderson/WRI. For decades, coffee was Kenya's largest export, and it still supports the lives of 600,000 farmers there. But disease and low prices have wiped out more than 40% of production. Coffee-growing families in the Mount Kenya region that could pay... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: October 21, 2019 21.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Natural Resources Committee Considers Bills to Boost Funding for Conservation, Create Wildlife Corridors Bill would provide $1.4 billion in dedicated funding. Congress House Science Committee advances scientific integrity legislation. Executive Branch Draft Environmental Impact Statement exempts the Tongass National Forest from 2001 Roadless Rule. Courts Federal judge blocks the implementation of ...
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In a Small Amazonian Community, Agroforestry Takes Off 17.10.2019 WRI Stories
In a Small Amazonian Community, Agroforestry Takes Off Comments|Add Comment|Print The home of Marliane das Chagas Soares, in the interior Amazonian community of Juruti, in Para, Brazil, seldom lacks tasty treats. Several types of cakes, cookies and desserts frequently grace the family table. They are all delicious, but they are all made from the same main ingredient: cassava, also known as manioc or yucca. It has, for some time, been the only crop grown in this area. That makes for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Can we use nature to mitigate wildfire risk? 11.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
As wildfire season heightens, The Nature Conservancy is developing and implementing a new strategy to fight back.
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Maurepas Swamp Diversion Selected as Priority in Gulf Restoration Plan 9.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Maurepas Swamp Diversion Selected as Priority in Gulf Restoration Plan
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Maurepas Swamp Diversion Selected as Priority in Gulf Restoration Plan 9.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Maurepas Swamp Diversion Selected as Priority in Gulf Restoration Plan
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Yosemite's Sequoias have a vital message. Listen to them, urges Terry Tempest Williams 7.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Excerpt: 'The Liturgy of Home' from 'Erosion' by Terry Tempest Williams

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Intense Forest Fires Threaten to Derail Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation 7.10.2019 WRI Stories
Intense Forest Fires Threaten to Derail Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation Comments|Add Comment|PrintMany farmers in Indonesia use slash-and-burn methods to clear land for agriculture. Photo by Wakx/Flickr Indonesia’s forest fires have made headlines globally over the past few weeks. This year’s forest fires have affected millions of people. Schools have closed in some areas due to unsafe levels of air pollution, while many people are suffering from respiratory illnesses. The haze... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Deforestation Threatens the Mekong, but New Trees Are Growing in Surprising Places 2.10.2019 WRI Stories
Deforestation Threatens the Mekong, but New Trees Are Growing in Surprising Places Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommunities like this one in Vietnam are beginning to restore their trees, especially on farms and in villages. Terry Sunderland/CIFOR. More than 70 million people live in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, where trees and forests have multiple benefits for people and biodiversity. Trees lock soils in place, preventing landslides and protecting crops, while forests help regulate rainfall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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A Guide to Identifying Priorities and Indicators for Forest and Landscape Restoration Monitoring 1.10.2019 WRI Stories
Guidebook Featured ResourceAtlas of Forest and Landscape Restoration Opportunities [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Can Los Angeles blend new housing with river restoration? This is the first big test 29.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

A proposed 419-unit development along the Los Angeles River has ignited debate about what projects are appropriate along the once-neglected waterway.

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Farming plays key role in UN climate push on land restoration 26.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
"The whole land-climate system" needs indigenous peoples, sustainable agriculture and reforestation to cut emissions.
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Could planting 1 trillion trees counteract climate change? 20.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
The U.N. suggests that adding 2.5 billion acres of forest to the world could limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. But some researchers aren't so sure.
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A Tale of Two Cities in Brazil (and the Forest that Connects Them) 26.8.2019 THE CITY FIX
What if you could send a WhatsApp message and a colorful green van would deliver free native tree seedlings directly to you? In Salvador, Brazil, the local government does just that. Painted with a picture of a biodiverse Brazilian forest, ...
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An Eco-Gorilla Opens in Rwanda 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Rwanda is doubling down in the preservation of its mountain gorillas with the opening of the new Singita Volcanoes National Park property.
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New Poll Shows Vast Majority of Louisiana Voters Concerned About Coastal Land Loss, Climate Change 14.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Poll Shows Vast Majority of Louisiana Voters Concerned About Coastal Land Loss, Climate Change
New Poll Shows Vast Majority of Louisiana Voters Concerned About Coastal Land Loss, Climate Change 14.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Poll Shows Vast Majority of Louisiana Voters Concerned About Coastal Land Loss, Climate Change
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