Category: Asia

forest conservation and global warming

Deforestation A Crime Between 1990 and 2005, North Korea lost 25 percent of its forest cover, or around 2 million hectares, which is the highest rate among countries in East Asia. Cultivation, logging, and natural disasters have all put pressure on North Korea’s forests. During the economic crisis of the 1990s, deforestation accelerated, as people turned to […]

Read more
tiger conservation and forest conservation

Deforestation Threatens Life Across Asia As national action on climate change accelerates and corporate agendas turn to energy efficiency and deployment of renewables to reduce carbon footprints, the International Day of Forests on March 21 offers a timely reminder of a crucial, but often overlooked ally in this effort. Over the last few decades, forests […]

Read more
deforestation and endangered species

Palm Plantations Consuming Tropical Forests A drop in world palm oil prices is not expected to slow deforestation in Indonesia’s rainforests as companies continue to expand plantations, according to a new report. Between 1990 and 2010, Indonesia’s palm oil plantations grew more than seven-fold to 7.8 million hectares, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said in the […]

Read more
deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation Killing Entire Ecosystems Satellite images have found that Indonesia’s ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists said on Sunday. Between 2000 and 2012, Indonesia lost around 6.02 million hectares of primary forest, an area almost the size of Sri Lanka, they reported. Primary […]

Read more
forest conservation and global warming

Event Promotes Forest Conservation  More than 2,000 people gathered in Nepal’s capital on Thursday in a bid to set a world record for the largest tree hug. Parliament members, office workers and even Buddhist monks also took part in the attempt, joining the students at a park on the outskirts of Katmandu. The participants said […]

Read more
forest conservation and global warming

Critical Habitat, Corridors Destroyed The koala is considered a threatened species in three parts of Australia, but their habitat is being destroyed by removing irreplaceable foliage that they depend on. The destruction of native habitat creates major holes in the koalas’ landscape. A recent study from the University of Queensland revealed the importance of maintaining […]

Read more
forest conservation and global warming

Deforestation Threatening Endangered Species The Montane Evergreen Forests (MEF) of Sri Lanka is beginning to expand. This is great news for the Horton Plains slender loris (HPSL), a subspecies which is endemic to Sri Lanka and restricted to the MEF in the central highland. Furthermore the MEF in Sri Lanka is considered a super-hotspot within the globally […]

Read more

China, South Korea Reforesting Region Private organizations of South Korea, North Korea and China have started to make systematic efforts to reforest bare mountains in North Korea. The Green Asia Organization, which seeks to grow trees in mountains and nurture forest farmers at the same time, is to be launched and hold an international symposium […]

Read more

Deforestation Harming Global Ecosystems By Diana Parker, Monga Bay The former governor of Indonesia’s Riau province has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay almost $90,000 in fines for illegally issuing logging permits in Riau and bribes linked to construction projects for sports facilities.  On Wednesday, the anti-corruption court in Pekanbaru […]

Read more

Climate Changing Across Asia Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday, robbing people of their livelihoods and worsening environmental problems such as desertification and climate change. Forests and grasslands make up 58 percent of the region’s land mass, but each […]

Read more