Category: Rainforest Conservation

deforestation and climate change

Vital Ecosystems Under Siege Some of the world’s most iconic ecosystems are collapsing due to climate change and human encroachment, which, in turn, is contributing to more climate change. Collapse of one ecosystem will contribute to the collapse of the next. As human refugees escape one danger zone, they will contribute to the creation of […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Gabon Will Conserve Rainforests 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 Republic […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation and Climate Change 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 on […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Forest Conservation Not A Priority 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 Joko Widodo said on Friday that the ban would likely take effect this year […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Few Corporations Against Deforestation The world’s rainforests have been decimated over the past 20 years. The destruction is accelerating again as corporations are waving false flags of sustainability. The Global Canopy Programme’s Forest 500, the world’s first rainforest ratings agency that analyses the most influential companies, investors and governments in the race towards a deforestation-free […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation Kills More Than Trees By Arleen Richards, Epoch Times Ensuring deforestation is given a proper place in global climate change discussions is an ongoing goal of the New York Declaration of Forests which was formalized at last year’s U.N. Climate Summit. The Declaration—which codifies the willingness of 180 governments, companies, indigenous community networks and civil society organizations to halve natural forest […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Editorial Note: The following development is good news for the last forests, but it doesn’t appear to address the issue of endangered species and biodiversity. That is one of the weak links in the current RSPO scheme of smoke and mirrors. Presently, palm growers and buyers can kill endangered species and still conform. They have […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Governments Undermining Forest Conservation By Allie Goldstein, Ecosystem Marketplace The race against deforestation is being won or lost hectare by hectare in the tropical rainforest countries that also provide the majority of the world’s agricultural commodities. But subsidies for commodities that drive deforestation may be undermining the efficacy of financial incentives for conserving forests and […]

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climate change and deforestation

Satellite Data Tracks Deforestation Tropical forests from Indonesia to the Amazon are being lost at 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 optimistic picture from U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s assessment, which found the rate of deforestation […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Deforestation Killing More Than Trees By Ben Block, Worldwatch Institute The benefits of palm oil are fueling growth in Indonesia. Palm oil plantations can produce fruit for more than 30 years, providing much-needed employment for poor rural communities. And its oil is highly lucrative, due largely to the fact that the plant yields more oil per […]

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