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#110898
2016-11-16

Walnut trees for future generations

The largest naturally grown walnut forest in the world provides a livelihood for many people - but the forest is slowly dying. A new sustainable approach is supposed to save it.

News Headlines
#110853
2016-11-15

Are conservation policies a driver of deforestation in Tanzania?

Deforestation in Tanzania is often attributed to unsustainable charcoal production, shifting cultivation, overgrazing and illegal timber harvesting. This is, for instance, the case in The REDD Desk’s resource on Tanzania, but is also reflected in many other popular scientific and media articles.

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#110854
2016-11-15

The People of Ethiopia's Forests

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Like many countries, there is money in Ethiopia’s forestry sector – both regulated and unregulated. The most recent official figures from Global Forest Watch show that the country’s forestry sector contributed $893.7 million to the economy in 2011, or about 3.2 percent of ...

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#110860
2016-11-15

Hope for forests at COP22

COP22 has revealed signs of real momentum toward an effective role for tropical forests in achieving a low carbon future, writes Tony Juniper. Now for the hard bit - connecting with realities on the ground to make it happen. This will mean working with indigenous and other forest communities to ...

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#110867
2016-11-15

Is Logging Liquidating Biodiversity in Indiana Forests?

An inventory of Indiana's older forests already has identified more than 1,250 species, with hundreds more still being tallied. (Indiana Forest Alliance)

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#110826
2016-11-14

World’s Tallest Tropical Tree is Higher than the Statue of Liberty

In June this year, Malaysia claimed history for having the tallest tropical tree in the world, a Yellow Meranti in Malaysian Borneo standing at 89.5 meters. Five months later, the record was shattered.

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#110813
2016-11-11

Industry, NGOs agree to single approach to eliminating deforestation from palm oil supply chain

As palm oil has become one of the most in-demand global commodities over the past several years, oil palm plantations have proliferated quickly throughout the tropics. Oil palm is currently grown in more than 40 countries, and these operations are often associated with high levels of deforestati ...

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#110755
2016-11-07

Bushmeat hunting drives biodiversity declines in Central Africa

Hunting has dramatically reduced wildlife biodiversity in forests near rural villages in the Central African nation of Gabon, a new Duke University-led study finds.

News Headlines
#110734
2016-11-04

The “dry” tropical forests are dying.

A scientist based at the University of Alberta will be travelling to the major international climate summit in Morocco for COP-22. Arturo Sanchez research is focussed on the little studied area of the world’s “dry” tropical forests and their role in carbon sequestration. He says a major drought ...

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#110719
2016-11-03

Nations Come Together to Save Kenya’s Disappearing Coastal Forests

WITU, Kenya – Dense green foliage flanks the dusty, heavily potholed road in Witu Forest, a protected area on the Kenyan coast about 75 kilometers from the city of Lamu. Comprising native shrubs, grasses, and trees, the area has so far escaped the massive deforestation that has befallen much of ...

News Headlines
#110722
2016-11-03

How effective are tropical forest conservation policies?

Numerous types of forest conservation policies are being implemented in the tropics today. Alongside traditional instruments like protected areas, incentives like integrated conservation and development programs, certification schemes, and payments for environmental services (PES) are also being ...

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#110632
2016-10-28

Forests and finance trends — role of forests in meeting the Paris climate targets

While the Paris agreement solidified the role forests play in the fight against climate change, a recent report indicates that forest carbon trading is not working in developing countries and that voluntary carbon markets remained stagnant amid flagging demand in 2015.

News Headlines
#110586
2016-10-26

Logged but not out: Altered landscapes important for conservation

Ecologists have struggled to peg a value to logged forests for the plants and animals that call them home.

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#110592
2016-10-26

Understanding the ways we use wildlife

Congo Basin - Evidence of Pygmy culture in sub-Saharan Africa dates back more than 20,000 years. With forests playing an integral role in Pygmy lives, a traditional diet staple and source of protein is wild meat – also known as bushmeat.

News Headlines
#110559
2016-10-24

Iran: 100,000 Hectares of Forests Lost to Exploitation each Year. Will 10 Year Respite Help?

INU - The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) published an article about the critical condition of the forests in Iran.

News Headlines
#110498
2016-10-19

Latin America's Forests Must Be Protected: UN

Climate change is expected to impact food availability and access in Latin America and the Caribbean.

News Headlines
#110499
2016-10-19

Forest areas increase in Azerbaijan

Forestry in Azerbaijan is a major environmental resource and plays an important role in life of people, especially rural. Forests support human wellbeing in many ways, including timber production, wildlife habitat, air quality, soil protection, carbon storage and recreation.

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#110432
2016-10-14

Uganda targets to restore forest cover from 15% to 24% by 2040

The country director UNDP for Uganda, Almaz Gebru, has said Ugandans have destroyed forests through charcoal burning. “The loss in central forest reserves and other protected areas was at 12% (from 1.47 million hectares to 1.3 million hectares).

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#110407
2016-10-12

Opinion: Alberta’s caribou conservation plan is a visionary first step

In June of 2016, Premier Rachel Notley’s government released a bold conservation plan for one of Alberta’s most challenging environmental problems – woodland caribou.

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#110410
2016-10-12

Study: Deforestation in Amazon going undetected by Brazilian monitors

"We show evidence that landowners are working around it in ways that are destroying important forests," research Leah VanWey said of Brazil's deforestation monitoring system.

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#110360
2016-10-11

Ever considered buying a forest?

The idea of buying a forest sounds about as realistic as buying an island, but the Remscheid-based project 'Wald 2.0' gives everyone the chance to have a bit of their own woodland. All for the common good.

News Headlines
#110345
2016-10-07

Despite conservation efforts, Tanzania’s forests still under pressure

From huge expanses of Acacia trees to ancient Baobab trees, forests and woodlands cover more than half of Tanzania’s rugged landscape. In this East African nation, forests help fuel the national economy and provide sanctuary for the country’s abundant wildlife.

News Headlines
#110347
2016-10-07

Peru’s REDD+ conservation efforts paying off

Peru is home to around one tenth of the Amazon rainforest, the second largest block after Brazil. It’s also the best carbon mapped nation in the world thanks to the work of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory which found that Peru’s forests’ store more carbon than the United States emitted in 2014.

News Headlines
#110349
2016-10-07

Study Challenges Assumptions on Borneo Deforestation

Home to a dizzying array of endemic flora and fauna, Borneo’s rainforests are among the globe’s most precious

News Headlines
#110313
2016-10-05

Brazil revises Amazon deforestation 6% upward

The Brazilian government has revised upward its estimate for the extent of Amazon rainforest destroyed last year.

News Headlines
#110320
2016-10-05

Warning to forest destroyers: this scientist will catch you

Matthew Hansen uses satellites to spot deforestation as it happens.

News Headlines
#110299
2016-10-04

Victory for forests: Rosewood gets enhanced protection at wildlife summit

The multi-billion-dollar rosewood trade has wreaked havoc on some of the world’s most endangered old-growth forests. But now, protection for rosewood — the most trafficked wild product in the world — has received a boost.

News Headlines
#110283
2016-10-03

Campaign launched in Italy to preserve forests that produce world's most expensive truffle

A campaign has been launched in Italy to save the forests that produce one of the world’s most prized culinary treasures – the white truffle.

News Headlines
#110245
2016-09-29

Furniture that destroys forests: crackdown on 'rampant' trade in rosewood

Cites summit moves to protect the world’s most trafficked wild product by placing all 300 species of the tree under trade restrictions

News Headlines
#110247
2016-09-29

Cocaine Not to Blame for Western Amazon Forest Loss, Study Says

RIO DE JANEIRO — Infrastructure projects designed to open the western Amazon for investment are to blame for deforestation in parts of Peru, Colombia and Bolivia — not coca production, researchers said Wednesday.

News Headlines
#110229
2016-09-28

Colombia’s peace could pressure the environment

With the disbanding of Colombia’s largest military guerrilla group, FARC, Colombia’s forests could come under pressure from developmental goals. Home to almost 10 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, Colombia is listed as a “megadiverse” country by the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is ...

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#110233
2016-09-28

China’s reforestation program a letdown for wildlife, study finds

The world’s largest reforestation scheme may offer only marginal benefits for — or diminish — biodiversity, a study released earlier this month in Nature Communications revealed.

News Headlines
#110235
2016-09-28

Elements, Humans Put Eastern European Forests Under Stress

Climate change, acid rain, excessive logging and pest infestation threaten forests in many parts of the world, including Eastern Europe. Local authorities are fighting back, and some of them are even seeking help from international environmental organizations.

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#110213
2016-09-27

The Nicaraguan frontier: a treasure trove under siege

Nicaragua is home to what is perhaps the last wild frontier of Central America. The nation boasts over one-quarter of the region’s remaining forest cover, about 20 percent of which is old growth situated squarely in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

News Headlines
#110166
2016-09-26

Delving into drivers of deforestation

Debates over forest loss in Borneo generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction of tropical rainforest, those on the plantation side tend to argue that planting is done on already ...

News Headlines
#110132
2016-09-23

Dry tropical forests 'overlooked and under threat'

Tropical dry forests are among the most threatened habitats on the planet, yet remain overlooked by scientists and conservationists, warn researchers.

News Headlines
#110099
2016-09-21

Saving Bangladesh’s last rainforest

When most people think of Bangladesh’s native ecosystems, the Sundarbans — the world’s largest mangrove forest — are probably the first thing that come to mind.

News Headlines
#110071
2016-09-19

Studying Climate Change One Tree at a Time

On a warm summer afternoon, Michael Dietze and his researchers leave their cars on the side of Bear Notch Road in Bartlett, N.H., and hike into the White Mountain National Forest. They navigate the steep, wooded hillsides using a combination of GPS and remembered landmarks. A couple of hundred y ...

News Headlines
#110005
2016-09-15

EU Hopes Licensing System Will Help Save Indonesian Forests

The European Union has admitted Indonesia to a special licensing system it hopes will prevent the illegally felled tropical timber that makes up a substantial part of the country's wood production from being shipped to the 28-nation bloc.

News Headlines
#109960
2016-09-13

Bulgaria's pine forests threatened by bark beetle

Pine forests planted in Bulgaria to combat soil erosion are falling prey to a beetle that is feeding on trees already weakened by excessively hot weather, dense planting and a lack of proper logging in the years after the fall of communism.

News Headlines
#109961
2016-09-13

Romania moves to protect some of Europe's last virgin forests

With new technology and a crackdown on logging, Romania is racing to save some of Europe's last virgin forests, home to wolves and brown bears.

News Headlines
#109971
2016-09-13

Great Bear Rainforest to receive special designation

As part of their upcoming Royal Tour, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially endorse the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative, Premier Christy Clark confirmed today.

News Headlines
#109872
2016-09-08

Seeing the forest for the trees: World's largest reforestation program overlooks wildlife

After years of environmental destruction, China has spent billions of dollars on the world's largest reforestation program, converting a combined area nearly the size of New York and Pennsylvania back to forest.

News Headlines
#109883
2016-09-08

Q & A: Lessons from Ethiopia for forest landscape restoration

An interview with CIFOR Scientist Habtemariam Kassa

News Headlines
#109845
2016-09-07

Thrive or fail: Examining forest resilience in the face of fires

In 1988, fires consumed more than a million acres of Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding lands. But for the past three decades, Yellowstone's forests—resilient ecosystems composed of species adapted to periodic severe fire—have embarked on their recovery.

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#109846
2016-09-07

In eastern Tibetan forest, signs of tree growth amid climate change

Word of mouth from nomadic herders led Lucas Silva into Tibetan forests and grasslands. What his team found was startling: Rapid forest growth in tune with what scientists had been expecting from climatic changes triggered by rising levels of carbon dioxide.

News Headlines
#109824
2016-09-06

Q&A: Lessons from Latin America for forest landscape restoration

An interview with Manuel Guariguata, CIFOR Principal Scientist and Team Leader – Forest Management and Restoration

News Headlines
#109790
2016-09-02

Deforestation reducing monsoon rainfall in India: new study

Large-scale conversion of forests to crop lands is disrupting India’s rainfall, a new study has found.

News Headlines
#109750
2016-08-30

Logging roads have long-lasting impacts on forests

When logging roads appear in forests, they are often spotlighted by conservationists as harbingers of ecological harm to come. But a new study finds that the roads themselves can damage the environment – and may continue doing so for years after the logging stops.

News Headlines
#109680
2016-08-23

Reversing deforestation, restoring landscapes

Asia Pacific - Regional leaders gathered this month in Brunei Darussalam to discuss ways to slow, halt and reverse deforestation in the Asia-Pacific.

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