Tag: forest conservation

Illegal Land Grabs Promoting Deforestation Indigenous and forest-dependent peoples from Asia, Africa and Latin America have called for increased recognition of customary land rights in order to curb deforestation and ensure the survival of their communities. The Palangkaraya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples calls on governments to uphold forest peoples’ rights to […]

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Conservation Critical To Africa’s Future More than 50 years ago the first President of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, recognized the integral part that wildlife plays in the country. In September 1961, at a symposium on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, he gave a speech that has become known as the Arusha Manifesto: […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Conserving, Reforesting Two Million Hectares The Welsh charity, Size of Wales, has reached its fundraising goal of an astounding U.S. $3 million to help protect an area of rainforest that is roughly the same size of its own country. The various conservation projects in Africa and Latin America are aimed at halting logging practices as […]

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Forests Capture Large Volumes Of Carbon Dioxide The redwood forests have long represented Continental America, dominating the northwest coastal region with some of the world’s tallest trees resiliently living up to 2,000 years. However, America’s famous forests are not as grand as they once were. According to data from the U.S. National Park Service, “96 […]

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