Tag: reforestation and climate change mitigation

tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Innovative Conservation Models Can Refine REDD+ In December 2015, with the signing of the Paris Agreement, the nations of the world reached agreement on a historic, collective and comprehensive approach to combat climate change. The primary goal of the agreement, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is to hold the increase […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Reforestation To Defend Ecosystems By Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic India reports that volunteers planted 49.3 million tree saplings on July 11, shattering the previous record for most trees planted in a single day. That record was set by Pakistan in 2013 by planting 847,275 trees. A reported 800,000 volunteers from Uttar Pradesh worked for 24 […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Urban Forestry Benefits Thousands of trees planted at Charlottetown’s new well field site in Miltonvale Park are creating an environment for wildlife, an extra water source for residents and an educational tool for young students. The presence of nesting bald eagles, snowshoe hares and more than 40 different species of birds is evidence that this […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Carbon Capture A Priority A project that has reforested 3,000 hectares of previously barren land in China’s southwest Guangxi is issuing its first carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism. The Facilitating Reforestation for Guangxi Watershed Management in Pearl River Basin Project was the first reforestation project to be registered in the world under the […]

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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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Sierra Leone reforestation

Reforestation and Carbon Capture Editor’s Note: A solid premise, but the best way to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is with trees and other forms of greenery.  Governments may have to extract vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the air by 2100 to achieve a target for limiting global warming, backed by trillion-dollar shifts […]

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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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climate change and deforestation

Haitian Reforestation Vital To Stabilization Small farmers could play an important part in making Haiti – where just two percent of trees are still standing – green again. With a population of 10 million and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 7.8 billion dollars, Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, has been crippled by environmental degradation […]

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