Natural Systems The Best Defense Against Climate Change

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Study Highlights Ecosystems As Key Strategy Though his business card says Director of Forest Carbon Science at The Nature Conservancy, Bronson Griscom introduces himself as an ecological accountant. Griscom radiates an optimism somewhat rare in seasoned environmentalists, especially when he discusses the “carbon economy” of nature: the everyday role that trees, grasslands and coastal habitats

Orangutan Conservationists Can’t Stop Deforestation

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Sustainable Palm Oil Wiping Out Biodiversity A population trend analysis of Bornean orangutans reveals that, despite decades of conservation work, the species is declining rapidly – at a rate of 25 percent over the past 10 years. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences researcher Dr Truly Santika, an Indonesian statistician and researcher at the

Forest Conservation A Rising Priority In Gabon

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Gabon Will Conserve Rain Forests Gabon has signed an $18 million deal with donors to tackle deforestation and cut its carbon emissions by half as part of a wider plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo Basin. One of the world’s most forested countries, Gabon is the second African nation, after the Democratic

EU Considering Palm-Oil Boycott To Curb Deforestation

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Deforestation Driving Climate Change, Extinction Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India. Government ministers from Malaysia and Indonesia, along with some regional palm oil producers, met in Jakarta

International Day Of Forests Promotes Conservation

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Deforestation Threatens Biodiversity Today is the International Day of Forests. Deforestation is a major contributor to global warming, wildlife extinction, droughts and other threats to life as we know it. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, and home to more than 80 percent of all known terrestrial species of animals and plants. They

PR Firm Launches Campaign To Defend Ecosystems

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Deforestation Promoting Climate Change, Loss Of Biodiversity Deforestation generates about 20 percent of greenhouse gasses, which contribute to global warming and climate change. Deforestation also cripples our planet’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from our air. Unfortunately, deforestation also threatens entire watersheds, endangered species and endangered cultures around the world. An international PR firm based in Phoenix, Arizona has

Deforestation Surging Again In Amazon Basin

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Deforestation In Brazil Not Expected To Stop The Brazilian government estimates that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has increased by 29 percent over last year. That’s the second year in a row that deforestation in the Amazon accelerated. Last year, the pace rose by about 24 percent. The estimated deforestation rate, released Tuesday by

Deforestation In Mexico Driven By Illegal Avocado Farms

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Agriculture Driving Global Deforestation You might want to think twice about buying avocados the next time you’re at the grocery store. The delicious green fruit has become hugely popular in recent years, topping many a salad and burrito, not to mention its glorious transformation into guacamole, but unfortunately, the path avocados travel from Mexican groves

UN Recommends Reforestation Of Kilimanjaro

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Vital Water Supplies Threatened Across East Africa The greater Kilimanjaro region is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme says that protecting East Africa’s mountain ecosystems would safeguard

Deforestation Threatens Critical Ecosystems Across Africa

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Campaign Will Help Reforest Kilimanjaro Region Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania and Kenya is one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Millions of people and