Tag: forest conservation and biodiversity

forest conservation and global warming

Deforestation Fueling Global Warming Many countries have made commitments to restore huge areas of forest as part of the Bonn Challenge, organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. For example, Costa Rica has promised to preserve 1 million hectares (3,861 square miles) of forest by 2020—about 20 percent of the nation’s total area. […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Biodiversity Schemes Raising Eyebrows Among Stakeholders  By Sian Atkinson In January, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson created waves by suggesting irreplaceable ancient woodland could be included in biodiversity offsetting schemes. But it was his hasty subsequent reassurance “there are no plans to change the current protections for ancient woodland” that led the Woodland Trust to launch Enough is Enough. Despite […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Biodiversity Impossible To Offset  At the opening of the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh, Scotland yesterday, 140 organizations from all over the world released a statement to say “No” to biodiversity offsetting. The statement was launched in a counter forum on Natural Commons taking place in Edinburgh at the same time. In a released statement, 140 international organizations called for end […]

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