Category Archives: Biodiversity

Plans Sought For Africa’s Great Green Wall

Plan To Tackle Poverty, Deforestation The Great Green Wall initiative is a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from west to east in order to battle desertification. It aims at tackling poverty and the degradation of soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, focusing … Continue reading

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Illegal Logging Declared Threat To National Security In Romania

Forest Conservation In Europe An Historic Disaster Romania has 65 percent of the virgin forests in existence in Europe. Only 20 percent of those forests are included in national parks and protected by law. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis signed a … Continue reading

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African Forestry Projects Can Defend People, Wildlife, Watersheds

AFR100 Initiative Will Restore 100 Million Hectares Of Forest By 2030 More than a dozen African countries have joined an “unprecedented” $1.6bn (£1bn) initiative to boost development and fight climate change by restoring 100m hectares (247m acres) of forest across … Continue reading

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Logging Taking Toll On Alaska’s Tongass Wolves

Tongass National Forest Shredded By Clear-Cutting Editor’s Note: Thanks to William Yardley of the LA Times and also to the SitNews in Alaska for their excellent reporting on this topic. We pieced work from both sources for this post. Links … Continue reading

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Community Empowerment Can Reduce Elephant Poaching

Community Conservation Strategies Can Save Wildlife By James Kariuki Establishment of community wildlife conservancies is the best solution for reducing elephant poaching in Northern Kenya, says a new study. Community involvement would create understanding among pastoral communities that wildlife conservations … Continue reading

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India Estimates Economic Value Of Remaining Forests

Deforestation Killing More Than Trees Editor’s Note: It’s amazing to me that intelligent nations have overlooked the importance of forest conservation in our own survival. It doesn’t matter if you believe in god, science or both, forests and biodiversity are … Continue reading

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Wyss Foundation Will Defend Elephants, Rhinos

$6 Million To Fight Poaching In East Africa Since its founding in 1998, the Wyss Foundation has been known for its conservation grants, but until recent years, the awards have primarily reflected founder Hansjörg Wyss’ personal experience in the American wilds. Wyss, though, has plenty of … Continue reading

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Tropical Deforestation Gaining Momentum

Satellite Data Refutes U.N. Reports Tropical forests from Indonesia to the Amazon are being lost an astonishing rate, with a new study suggesting deforestation has intensified 62 percent in just 20 years. The study also calls into question a more … Continue reading

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Corporations Plan To Destroy Remaining Orangutan Habitat

Editor’s Note: If Indonesia and Malaysia plan to industrialize the entire islands of Borneo and Sumatra, they owe it to the world to relocate the last orangutans and tigers to safe zones–including nearby islands. Extinction is not an option. Relocating Orangutans … Continue reading

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Ivory Mafia Exerting Global Influence

Elephant Extinction Driven By Greed On All Sides Of Battle Editor’s Note: This tale describes part of the ivory war. Hopefully, this trial will serve as a turning point that exposes more of the players in this black market. If … Continue reading

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