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#112045
2017-02-22

A New Age of Discovery Is Happening Right Now in the Remote Forests of Suriname

Today’s explorers and scientists are identifying new species at a rate that would’ve amazed Charles Darwin

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#112019
2017-02-21

Gabon's elephants are being decimated by poachers

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Between 78 and 81 percent of forest elephants in one of Central Africa's largest preserves have been lost to poachers, according to a new study by researchers from Duke University.

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#111983
2017-02-17

Forest Update: Resources, Projects Showcase Progress in REDD+ Initiatives, SFM

February 2017: Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) has been a central focus of forest-related publications and resources, and stakeho ...

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#111957
2017-02-16

Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation

If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover.

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#111904
2017-02-13

In one Tanzanian village, survival is intimately linked to forest Conservation.

When Jamila Sallimu Chikunda found out she was pregnant with her third child in 2015, her joy quickly turned to anxiety. Chikunda’s family was struggling to make ends meet and she didn’t know how they would afford to pay for the delivery and costs associated with the pregnancy.

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#111905
2017-02-13

In the Sierras, New Approaches to Protecting Forests Under Stress

In California’s Sierras and around the world, extreme drought and rising temperatures are killing trees and threatening the viability of forests. Some ecologists are saying that land managers now need to adopt radically new strategies.

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#111910
2017-02-13

Increasing tree cover threatens world’s most endangered antelope

Expanding tree cover might sound like good news for wildlife. But for the hirola — the world’s most endangered antelope — trees may have spelled doom, according to a new study.

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#111879
2017-02-09

U.N. to plant 1 million trees to fight deforestation near Ethiopia refugee camps

ROME, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A million trees are to be planted in Ethiopia to fight deforestation around camps hosting hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees who rely almost entirely on wood for fuel, a United Nations agency said on Wednesday.

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#111862
2017-02-08
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#111840
2017-02-06

Rainforest Trees Are Like Islands

In the 1970s, biologists realized something interesting about islands: There was a correlation between their size and the number of species they harbored, apparently a kind of evolutionary natural law.

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#111825
2017-02-03

Researchers investigate decline in South Africa's forest-birds

Forest-dwelling bird species are disappearing from some of South Africa's indigenous forests, with forest birds in the Eastern Cape being the most affected.

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#111795
2017-02-01

Deforestation-free commodities represent a major investment opportunity: Report

It’s estimated that about 10 percent of global emissions comes from deforestation — meaning we could make considerable progress toward halting climate change simply by keeping what remains of the world’s forests standing.

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#111796
2017-02-01

Yellow fever taking heavy toll on monkeys in Brazil's rainforest

The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades is not just killing Brazilians, it threatens to wipe out monkeys in the Atlantic rainforest that are already close to extinction, experts warned on Tuesday.

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#111800
2017-02-01

The Threats to the World's Chocolate Forests

A taste for chocolate has spread around the globe, but its supply is in jeopardy.

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#111787
2017-01-31

More than 100 natural world heritage sites degraded by human activity, says report

Forest loss worst in North America and Australia, with 63% of sites under increased pressure from infrastructure, agriculture and settlements

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#111773
2017-01-30

Despite delays, Kenya and Tanzania continue to push against illegal logging

LUNGA LUNGA/HOROHORO BORDER POINT, Kenya/Tanzania – Along the porous, 477-mile border between Kenya and Tanzania, small-scale timber smuggling is commonplace.

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#111777
2017-01-30

Manitoba, Ontario enter third attempt in bid for UNESCO-recognized forest

WINNIPEG—Two provincial governments and several First Nations communities are hoping the third time’s the charm in a multimillion-dollar effort to secure international recognition for a big stretch of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary.

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#111764
2017-01-27
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#111749
2017-01-26

Tropical forests need birds in order to recover from deforestation

Research in the Amazon suggests that loss of birds through deforestation prevents the recovery of rainforests, due to birds' roles in the ecosystem.

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#111728
2017-01-25

Climate policies alone will not save Earth's most diverse tropical forests

A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world’s most biologically rich tropical forests.

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#111732
2017-01-25

Fates of forests could change for the better with just the name

What’s in a name? The fate of an ecosystem, apparently

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#111733
2017-01-25

The forests of Central Africa: A source of wealth to be rediscovered

Cameroon - Although Cameroon has benefitted from sustainable forest management in the past 20 years and has a relatively well-preserved forest cover today, its forests are under increased pressure due to expanding agro-industrial exploitation, shifting cultivation, infrastructure construction an ...

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#111712
2017-01-24

Guyana focuses deforestation prevention efforts on conservation and management

An early adopter of REDD+, Guyana still retains much of its forest cover and aims to serve as an example of successful conservation strategies.

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#111713
2017-01-24

Study finds that carbon finance is not a one-size-fits-all solution to deforestation

Halting the pace at which we’re destroying the world’s forests for agriculture, forestry, mines, and other economic development projects is crucial to combating climate change.

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#111699
2017-01-23

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them

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#111701
2017-01-23

To Save Forests, Tanzania Considers Tax on Charcoal

Tanzania is considering putting a tax on charcoal with the aim of discouraging the use of the fuel, which is a big source of energy for cooking but also a major contributor to deforestation.

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#111686
2017-01-20

How much drought can a forest take?

Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts? Scientists have examined those questions in a new study.

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#111666
2017-01-19

Study maps carbon recovery after Amazon logging

[SÃO PAULO] Trees in the northern part of the Amazon rainforest recover their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere more quickly after selective logging compared with trees in the south where the climate is less favourable, a study reports.

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#111659
2017-01-18

Study confirms link between deforestation and economic growth in developing nations

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- New data analysis shows the relationship between economic growth and deforestation resembles half of a Kuznets curve. In other words, economic growth in less developed countries appears to drive deforestation.

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#111641
2017-01-17

Climate policies alone will not save Earth's most diverse tropical forests

A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world's most biologically rich tropical forests, says new research.

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#111631
2017-01-16

Development has affected 7 percent of virgin forests since 2000: Study

A new study shows that the world has lost 7 percent of its intact forests in the past 16 years, with implications for biodiversity, climate change, and human life.

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#111632
2017-01-16

Nasa satellites reveal dramatic deforestation in Cambodia in just 15 years

Images captured by Nasa satellites have revealed dramatic forest losses in Cambodia since the turn of the century. The country is considered to have one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world.

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#111610
2017-01-12

Thousands hold ‘Global Protest Day’ to support world’s largest mangrove forest

Plans for a huge power plant situated near the world’s largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh has incited outrage from many Bangladeshi conservationists and citizens.

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#111614
2017-01-12

‘Green deserts’ or functional forests?

Natural forests support life in complex ways. Forest ecosystems are habitats for animals and humans, they regulate air quality, temperature and carbon cycling, protect soils and water quality, help mitigate climate change, and much more.

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#111550
2017-01-10

Fragmentation boosts carbon storage along temperate forest edges

Scientists and conservationists worry about the cascade of detriment that results from slicing up blocks of forest, especially as the amount of intact forest dwindles globally.

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#111528
2017-01-09

In cool forests, foraging bees prefer the warmth of darker flower petals

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- New research suggests a native Missouri bee species is skewing the reproductive patterns of wildflower morphs -- a variance of leaf or flower petal patterns -- in cooler forests.

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#111533
2017-01-09

Free online analysis of forest change

Let’s pretend you manage a forested area, as a forestry official, park manager, or timber company executive, and you want to ensure that logging teams remove trees according to their extraction plan, without overharvesting or clearing outside their allotted area each year.

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#111513
2017-01-06

Beavers, imports from Canada, are threatening primeval forests of Patagonia

It seemed like a good idea at the time.Transplanting 25 pairs of Canadian beavers to Tierra del Fuego would provide raw material for a fur industry, bring jobs to a sparsely populated region and — as an advertisement in 1946 suggested — possibly attract tourists to this remote part of the hemisp ...

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#111526
2017-01-06

Amazon Indigenous REDD+: an innovative approach to conserve Colombian forests?

Some indigenous communities in South America have been working on a way to participate in REDD+ (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) on their own terms. In 2009, Colombia began to create the National Strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradat ...

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#111481
2016-12-19

FSC certification gives boost to rainforest community

IWOKRAMA, Guyana – It’s late afternoon in Fairview village, an indigenous Amerindian community in the heart of Guyana’s tropical rainforest. School is over for the day and children are playing outside.

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#111499
2016-12-19

Biodiversity project in Azores delivers detailed abundance data for 286 arthropod species

In 1999, a long-term biodiversity project started at the Azores Islands (Portugal, Atlantic Ocean), the Biodiversity of Arthropods from the Laurisilva of the Azores (BALA) project (1999-2004). Its aim was to obtain detailed distributional and abundance data for a large fraction of arthropod faun ...

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#111470
2016-12-16

Pre-cooked beans could turn down heat on Africa's dwindling forests

KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At a factory in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, workers steam-cook beans in big metal containers, before cooling and packaging them for sale.

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#111475
2016-12-16

The rise of oil palm and silent forests

Over 50% of the products on supermarket shelves have palm oil as an ingredient. Its production has resulted in massive loss of virgin rainforests in South-East Asia. Now it’s threatening the forests of our North-East

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#111430
2016-12-14

Researchers say natural regeneration an overlooked but low-cost option for forest restoration

Scientists and conservationists have long argued that, given the vast amount of degraded forestland in the tropics, large-scale and long-term restoration efforts are urgently needed, not just to help reverse historical trends of global deforestation but also to mitigate climate change and meet h ...

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#111417
2016-12-13

Success from the ground up?

New global forest restoration initiatives – such as the Bonn Challenge, Initiative 20×20, AFR100, the Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Targets – present an unparalleled opportunity to reverse the trend of deforestation and forest degradation in the coming years.

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#111382
2016-12-12

Vietnam’s forests on the upswing after years of recovery

As the world moves into an era above the ominous 400 parts per million carbon dioxide threshold, carbon storage and reforestation are becoming even more significant.

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#111390
2016-12-12

Birds of the Same Feather Keep a Forest Together: How the Decline in Fruit-Eating Bird Population Harms Tropical Forests

A new study published in the Oikos journal has revealed the vital role fruit-eating birds play in dispersing the seeds of more than 90 percent of tropical trees. Size also matters since larger birds contribute more to plant regeneration than medium-sized birds.

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#111355
2016-12-09

Brazil pledges ‘largest restoration commitment ever made’

Brazil will restore 22 million hectares of land in what’s being called “the largest restoration commitment ever made by a single nation.”

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#111331
2016-12-08

Study points to El Niño-like global connections between forests

When a forest falls prey to disease, pests, drought or clearing by humans, the impacts ripple well beyond that local ecosystem, according to a new study.

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#111282
2016-12-06

England may be in deforestation state due to lack of tree planting

England fells more trees than it plants and government must keep to its targets to evade deforestation, say forestry groups

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