Category Archives: Deforestation

India Plants 50 Million Trees To Fight Climate Change

Reforestation Employed To Defend Ecosystems By Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic India reports that volunteers planted 49.3 million tree saplings on July 11, shattering the previous record for most trees planted in a single day. That record was set by … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Plantations vs. Biodiversity

Palm Oil Plantations Do Not Tolerate Wildlife By Melati Kaye, Scientific American and Mongabay I have been hiking through an oil palm plantation in Borneo for hours but have yet to see a single oil palm. Instead, mahogany and other … Continue reading

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China Reforestation Becoming A Global Model

Economic Growth Has Taken Its Toll On China’s Natural Resources The Chinese government has payed close attention to ecological and environmental issues for years. Contrary to popular belief, sustainability and environmental protection are long-term strategies vital to the country’s health … Continue reading

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Plan Emerges To Halt Deforestation In Liberia

Liberia and the World Bank Will Spend Millions To Reduce Deforestation According to a Global Witness report, the plan, which uses money promised in 2014 by Norway to save Liberia’s forests, includes much needed support for communities who want to … Continue reading

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Deforestation Taking Toll On Pakistan

Floods, Landslides Killing Citizens National Assembly members hit out at the Climate Change Ministry’s forest wing and provincial forest departments for failing to control deforestation. At a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change held at the … Continue reading

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Indonesia Vows To Fight Deforestation

Bans New Palm Oil Plantations By Ben Otto, Wall Street Journal Indonesia will temporarily bar new palm oil and mining operations to help protect the country’s vast tropical forests following international criticism over its environmental stewardship. A spokesman for Indonesian President … Continue reading

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India Failing To Conserve Forests, Biodiversity

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 … 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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Forest Conservation, Reforestation Urged To Fight Climate Change

North American Forests Part Of The Solution To Global Warming Today, the Forest Climate Working Group (FCWG), a coalition of landowners, conservation organizations, forestry advocates, forest products companies and scientists delivered a letter to President Obama calling for increased recognition … 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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