Category Archives: Reforestation

Deforestation Killing More Than Trees

Forest Conservation, Reforestation Can Mitigate Climate Change Forest conservation is critical to life as we know it. Forests sequester carbon and release oxygen. They influence rainfall, filter fresh water and prevent flooding and soil erosion. They produce wild foods, fuelwood and … Continue reading

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UN Recommends Reforestation Of Kilimanjaro

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 … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Forest Conservation Critical To Survival Of India’s Tigers

Reforestation Can Help Save Tiger Habitat India has more wild tigers than any other nation, but these big cats need room to roam and hunt. In fact, India’s tigers have lost about half of their habitat in just the past … Continue reading

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DiCaprio Foundation Chipping In To Save Indonesian Rainforest

DiCaprio Foundation, WWF Forge Creative Rainforest Conservation Plan Indonesia has one of the highest rates of deforestation of any country in the world. According to Global Forest Watch, the country lost 16.88 million hectares of rainforest between 2001 and 2013, … Continue reading

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Deforestation Costing Tanzania Billions

Forest Conservation Vital To Future Of Tanzania Deforestation in Tanzania could cost the national economy 5,588 billion Tanzanian Shillings (US$3.5 billion) by 2033. Investing in reforestation, forest conservation and agroforestry can reverse that drain on the economy and the nation. … Continue reading

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Deforestation Taking A Heavy Toll In Africa

Conservation Projects Can Defend African Ecosystems From Collapse Forests in East Africa are vanishing due to pressure from rising populations and agricultural land use. Millions of urban residents still use fuel wood and charcoal, which means that African nations are … Continue reading

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