Sacred Seedlings

Sacred Seedlings

Deforestation Kills More Than Trees.

forest conservation and global warming

Applegate Valley Site Reforested With the Pilot Joe timber sale in the Applegate Valley as a backdrop early Tuesday morning, visiting policymakers from Washington, D.C., proclaimed the hybrid logging and restoration project a success. “I’m proud of this as a pilot project,” said U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, as he stood on the northwestern flank […]

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urban forests

Japan’s Gift To The United States Blossoms Japan originally sent 2,000 trees in 1910, but they were found to be diseased and had to be burned. In 1912, Japan sent a second batch of trees, which became the “first trees.” Plaques mark the two original trees believed to be those planted by the first lady, […]

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climate change and deforestation

Trees and Urban Wildlife Cities around the world are home to about 50 percent of the world’s population and they generate 80 percent of our planet’s greenhouse gases. To help offset that profound environmental impact, cities need to maximize the beneficial use of trees and other greenery near buildings and open spaces. Not only do […]

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climate change and deforestation

Deforestation Destroying Region Working to protect the Choco-Andean Corridor in NW Ecuador (2.5 million acres), one of the most species-rich regions on the planet with over 10 percent of the world’s threatened bird species. Fundacion Maquipucuna, the recipient of Maqui-Donations, is the leading conservation organization in the area and has been working since 1988 with […]

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climate change and deforestation

Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Forests A Yale program that aims to restore tropical forests and the livelihoods that depend on them has received a six-year, $5.5 million grant by the Arcadia Fund to continue its work in Latin America and Southeast Asia. The Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative(ELTI) for Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Forest Regions trains […]

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climate change and deforestation

Trees Absorb Carbon From Atmosphere Deforestation causes 12-18 percent of the world’s carbon emission, almost equal to all the CO2 emissions from the global transport sector. Our forests are home to 80% of all terrestrial biodiversity. However, we are losing our forests at an incredibly high rate. Each year more than 13 million hectares (32 […]

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forest conservation and global warming

World Bank Tests Reforestation Model With a growing demand for wood products, Uganda must expand its wood resources substantially to reduce the strong pressure on the remaining natural forests. Uganda has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world at approximately 2.7 percent per year. Only a few thousand hectares of timber plantations remain, […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Trees Make Cities Healthier Urban forests will play an even more important role as we seek solutions to maximize the quality of life in our cities, while reducing energy consumption and maximizing the uptake of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants. Sacred Seedlings is a reforestation (including urban areas) and carbon offset program operated in […]

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biodiversity and deforestation

Some Trees 1,000 Years Old Trees in the Amazon basin grow slower and are older than scientists thought, a discovery that has implications for computer models about climate change. Up to half of all trees greater than four inches (10 centimeters) in diameter in Amazon tropical forests are more than 300 years old, the study found. Some […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Reforestation Can Curb Climate Change This is a proposal to help the Government of Ethiopia to move away from subsistent to surplus production and towards integration into the global economy by demonstrating, the through modeling, the economic, financial and institutional feasibility of mountain reforestation and creation of forest/forest based industries. The main anticipated beneficiaries/ customers/investors are […]

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