Tag: rainforest conservation

deforestation and endangered species

Conserving Critical Habitat Indonesia’s Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve has become the world’s largest verified program under the organization known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). The carbon offset project successfully cleared a third-party verification by SCS Global Services under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The project will preserve carbon-rich tropical peat swamp and […]

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climate change and deforestation

Deforestation Will Undermine Water Projects Although controversial in many regards, large hydro-power projects are a source of clean energy production once in place. This energy source is dependent upon natural rainfall, which means these regional projects must conserve the rainforest to avoid disruptions in rainfall, which can decrease the amount of power generated by the […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Jungle Rehabilitation Indonesia has the second-largest rainforest in the world. Despite this mass, it’s vanishing quickly and so are the endangered species such as the orangutans, tigers and elephants that call these forests home. Dr. Willi Smits of Kalimantan¬†shares his thoughts on forest conservation, reforestation wildlife conservation and biodiversity. By piecing together a complex ecological […]

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climate change and deforestation

Restoring 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 environmental managers […]

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