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Amazon deforestation jumps in Brazil

Deforestation jumped 16 percent in the Brazilian Amazon to 5,831 square kilometers for the year ended July 31, 2015, but still remained well below historical levels, according to data released Thursday Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE).

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Deforestation in Colombia up nearly 20 percent last year, but down in the Colombian Amazon

Deforestation in Colombia increased by 16 percent last year according to an annual report prepared by the country’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM).

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Carbon content of temperate forests overestimated, study suggests

Digital measurements of millions of trees indicate that previous studies likely overestimate the amount of carbon stored by temperate US forests, according to a new study.

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World’s vast boreal forests could ‘hit a tipping point’ this century, scientists say

The climate zones boreal forests evolved in are moving north, and trees can’t keep up.

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Study: Half of all Amazonian tree species threatened by deforestation

BELEM, Brazil, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- According to research newly published in the journal Science Advances, half of all tree species in the rain forests of the Amazon are on the decline, threatened by deforestation.

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Migration: What happens to the people (and forests) left behind?

New patterns in migration are changing what it means to be ‘rural’ or ‘urban’—and reshaping the future of forests and farms.

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FACTBOX - Is the world making good on promises to protect forests?

BARCELONA, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is making sluggish progress towards meeting an international goal of at least halving natural forest loss by 2020 and ending it by 2030, researchers have warned.

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Neglected forests threat to biodiversity in Nigeria

Nigerian government established several forest reserves for conservation of forest resources, but the reserves have been seriously neglected and received little or no improvement in terms of investment and management, says an analysis of the nation’s biodiversity.

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Four major US brands to drop controversial sustainable forestry certification scheme

There’s a huge market out there for forest products, like paper and hardwood floors, that have received some sort of certification for being sustainably produced. In 2013, according to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), the global market for certified forest products was worth more ...

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Saving our forests by purchasing the right products

It is not often that consumers check the labels on the packet drinks they purchase. For those who do, it is mainly to check the calories and its nutrition content.

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Fighting to save a sacred forest

The Sheka forest is one of the last tropical forests in Ethiopia and is sacred to the clans there. But human encroachment are threatening its survival. Now a local NGO is providing an alternative.

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Loggers destroying giant panda sanctuaries, says Greenpeace

One of the last remaining refuge of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is in peril. A two-year investigation by Greenpeace East Asia has revealed that illegal logging has wiped out around 3,200 acres of natural forests — equivalent to 1,814 football fields — within Sichuan Giant Panda Sanc ...

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Local communities, not global financiers, are the best forest managers

A new paradigm of forest conservation is gaining ground, writes Isaac Rojas: 'financialising' them and the climate and ecological services they provide to global investors.

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Three Amazon nations, three approaches to reducing deforestation

The Amazon rainforest spreads across nine of South America’s twelve countries. Those with the largest portions — Brazil, Colombia and Peru — each approach tropical forest conservation in a different way.

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Illegal logging decimating birds in Ghana: ‘These numbers are shocking’

Thousands of studies have measured the impact of logging on tropical biodiversity, but few have looked at illegal logging.

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New research shows just how much better recycled paper is for forests

A new life cycle analysis shows the substantial environmental benefits of 100 percent recycled paper over paper made from virgin wood fiber.

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The Rapid and Startling Decline Of World’s Vast Boreal Forests

Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of the huge boreal forest that spans from Scandinavia to northern Canada. Unprecedented warming in the region is jeopardizing the future of a critical ecosystem that makes up nearly a third of the earth’s forest cover.

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Study: Vines strangle tropical trees' carbon storage abilities

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Next to the oceans, the world's forests are Earth's most effective carbon storage system. And no forest stores more carbon than tropical forests.

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What is a forest? NASA/USGS mission helps answer the question

Examining eight different satellite-derived maps of global forest cover, a team of scientists from NASA and other institutions noticed striking differences.

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A New Global Tinderbox: The World’s Northern Forests

Rapidly rising temperatures, changes in precipitation, and increased lightning strikes are leading to ever-larger wildfires in the northern forests of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia, with potentially severe ecological consequences.

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Norway pledges $47M/yr to help Congo countries save forests

Norway and several European Nations, along with the United Nations and the World Bank, today committed to a new initiative that takes aim at the underlying causes of deforestation in Central African rainforest nations, including poverty and poor governance. And in an unprecedented step, Brazil w ...

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World's largest ecological study aims to make palm oil wildlife-friendly

Have you ever thought about what it’s like for the animals and birds living in a forest when it’s cleared to make way for a palm oil plantation? It’s similar to finding your home being demolished brick by brick.

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Nature Replants Its Own Burned Forests, Environmentalists Say

During the dry summer of 2011, wind gusts sent a 75-foot aspen tumbling into a power line, sparking a fire on federal land that burned for five weeks over an area the size of Manhattan. All that was left in the hottest burn zones was a silent swath of blackened trees and ash-covered ground.

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New forests cannot take in as much carbon as predicted

As carbon emissions continue to rise, scientists project forests will grow faster and larger, due to an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, which fuels photosynthesis. But a new study finds that these projections are overestimated.

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Tanzania: Deforestation Ruins Kilimanjaro

Moshi — The environmental stakeholders have been called upon to regroup and forge the way forward in tackling environmental degradation in Kilimanjaro region.

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Norway pays Brazil $1B to fulfill pledge for curbing deforestation

The Norwegian government has fulfilled its billion dollar commitment to Brazil for the South American country’s success in reducing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

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Kissing livelihoods and ecosystems goodbye — the very real threat of 'fake forests' in Africa

Planted forests have been increasing in Africa at a rate of 0.2 million hectare a year--to the benefit largely of the commercial plantations.

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Indonesia’s New Emission-Reduction Strategy To Emphasize Clean Energy, De-Emphasize Forests

14 September 2015 | JAKARTA | Indonesia plans to limit its greenhouse-gas emissions to a level 29 percent below a business-as-usual projection by 2030, according to a draft copy of its climate action plan, or “Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution” (INDC), which Minister of Environment and ...

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Forests of the future fundamental to achieving Sustainable Development Goals – UN agency

11 September 2015 – The 14th World Forestry Congress concluded today with a declaration setting out a vision for 2050 that sees forests playing “a decisive role” in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change, said the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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South Africa: Forests Can Grow Economic Development

PRETORIA, Sept 10 (BERNAMA-NNN-SAnews) -- Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says future policies should consider the important role that forests can play in economic development, food security and job creation.

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A new drought tipping point for conifer mortality

Predicting future changes of forest vegetation in response to warming over the next century is important for understanding future ecosystem and economic services and for planning approaches to mitigate negative impacts of climate change.

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“Communities important in wildlife management”

Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Braulio de Souza Dias, says the participation of local communities is important in sustainable forest management.

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In the last 25 years, the world lost a forested area the size of South Africa

A new, definitive U.N. report on the world’s forests finds that the rate of deforestation is slowing down — but that its global toll has been immense in the last 25 years.

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World deforestation slows down as more forests are better managed

7 September 2015, Durban/Rome - The world's forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forest land is converted to agriculture and other uses, but over the past 25 years the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 percent, FAO said in a report published today.

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Government Subsidies for Agriculture May Exacerbate Deforestation, says new UN report

Nairobi, 3 September 2015 - An estimated 80 per cent of global deforestation occurs as a direct result of agricultural practices. Government subsidies, estimated at $200 billion annually, are often the key underlying drivers of forest loss worldwide, with policy makers rarely recognizing their i ...

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Brazil’s deforestation alert system reports surge in Amazon forest clearing

Confirming what civil society groups have been saying for months, new data from the Brazilian government suggests a steep increase in deforestation over the past 12 months.

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Give locals forest responsibility, researchers urge

People living in and around tropical forests need to play a bigger role in woodland management to reduce the environmental degradation that affects three-quarters of the world’s forests, say researchers.

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Here's how much the world's forests could vanish by 2050

A new report about deforestation and climate change contains a dire warning: If the world continues along its business-as-usual path, an amount of tropical forest nearly equal to the size of India could be lost between 2016 and 2050.

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Land concessions responsible for large-scale deforestation in Cambodia

Land concessions for large-scale agricultural plantations are stripping off Cambodia’s forest cover, according to a new report by Forest Trends, a U.S.-based environmental protection group.

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Tropical forests totalling size of India at risk of being cleared, study warns

Washington-based Center for Global Development predicts 289m hectares (714m acres) of tropical forests will be felled by 2050 based on current trends.

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Scientists warn only 'simplified', degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century

A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world's remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world's most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according to new UCL-led research published today in Science.

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Evidence of species loss in Amazon

Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence that deforestation causes drastic loss of tropical forest biodiversity.

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Will REDD+ help save Indonesia’s forest, or create ‘carbon cowboys’ instead?

During the past few years, the concept of REDD+ has emerged to protect forests and safeguard the livelihoods of those who live within and near them by providing a financial value for carbon left stored in forests.

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Zimbabwe’s Forest Carbon Programme Not All It Seems

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 14 2015 (IPS) - The efficacy of attempts to sustainably manage forests and conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in Zimbabwe is increasingly coming under scrutiny as new research warns that the politics of access and control over forests and their carbon is challengin ...

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Future of Brazil’s babassu fruit breakers threatened by deforestation

Government plans to expand agribusiness in north-east Brazil could see native babassu forests – already hit by crop plantations – dissapear, ending a traditional way of life for thousands of families who depend on the fruit for their survival

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REDD+ in Brazil: Coordination needed. Now

Farming and ranching remain the main drivers of deforestation in Brazil, a new study from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has found.

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Amazon settlement study disputes deforestation claims

The resettlement of smallholder farmers in Brazil has spurred deforestation in the Amazon, according to fresh research on nearly 2,000 settlements in the region.

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Forest data platform now mobile-ready

Global Forest Watch, a platform that maps a wide range of forest data, is now optimized for mobile users, potentially extending the tool for ground-based forest monitoring and deforestation detection.

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Counting trees: 143 scientists just did

Forget about finding the needle in the haystack. An even more complicated task might be counting all the hay on the farm.

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Drought's lasting impact on forests

Forests across the planet take years to rebound from drought, storing far less carbon dioxide than widely assumed in climate models

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