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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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Plan Emerges To Halt Deforestation In Liberia

Liberia and the World Bank Will Spend Millions To Reduce Deforestation According to a Global Witness report, the plan, which uses money promised in 2014 by Norway to save Liberia’s forests, includes much needed support for communities who want to … Continue reading

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African Forestry Projects Can Defend People, Wildlife, Watersheds

AFR100 Initiative Will Restore 100 Million Hectares Of Forest By 2030 More than a dozen African countries have joined an “unprecedented” $1.6bn (£1bn) initiative to boost development and fight climate change by restoring 100m hectares (247m acres) of forest across … Continue reading

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Norway Paying Brazil For Slowing Deforestation

Deforestation In Amazon Rising Again The Norwegian government has fulfilled its billion dollar commitment to Brazil for the South American country’s success in reducing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. In a statement issued Wednesday, Norway announced it would complete payment … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation Must Meet Local Needs To Succeed

Local Stakeholders Critical To Success By Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation Madagascar has seven million hectares of rainforest under protection, but stopping people who live near those areas from illegally cutting down rosewood trees remains a challenge. “Most people say we … Continue reading

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UN Chief Calls For Global Forest Conservation, Restoration

Deforestation Killing More Than Trees UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called upon all UN member states to make more efforts to invest in and protect the world’s forests. In his message to mark the International Day of Forests.  “To … Continue reading

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Portland Defending Trees Like Treasure

Urban Forests Provide Benefits To Citizens, Wildlife, Planet Property owners in Portland need to think twice before chopping down trees. A new city tree code took effect in January. It brings new protections to trees on both public and private … Continue reading

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Tropical Deforestation Gaining Momentum

Satellite Data Refutes U.N. Reports Tropical forests from Indonesia to the Amazon are being lost 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 … Continue reading

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Commodity Boom Driving Deforestation

Industry Exploiting Resources At All Costs By Nick Miroff, Washington Post A commodity boom has pulled millions of people out of poverty across South America over the past decade. It also unleashed a scramble for oil, minerals and cropland that is … Continue reading

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Latin American Countries Will Restore 20 Million Hectares Of Forest

Eight South American Countries Promise To Restore Damaged Lands A coalition of eight Latin American countries just announced plans to replant up to 20 million hectares of forests by 2020, an area five times the size of Switzerland. Unfortunately, Brazil was … Continue reading

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