Sustainable Forestry Under Assault

Sustainable Forestry Under Assault

Indonesia’s Forest Farmers Fighting For Survival By David Gilbert, Food First One January morning in the middle of Indonesia’s rainy season, I joined a few friends for an eight hour drive across the center of Sumatra to Krui, an expanse of forest farms in the...
Colombians Demand Forest Conservation

Colombians Demand Forest Conservation

Government Sued Over Deforestation By Naomi Larsson, Huffington Post Arvey Alvear Daza’s life has been dominated by fear for most of his 37 years. A farmer in Caquetá, a district in southern Colombia, his land on the northwestern edge of the Amazon rainforest...
Brazil Can Save Amazon And Economy

Brazil Can Save Amazon And Economy

Rainforest Destruction Reshaping Brazil Many scientists blame deforestation, generated in large part by agriculture, for global climate change and disrupted rain patterns in the Amazon. Clearing Amazonian forest to create new pastures is illegal now in Brazil, but a...
Brazil Can Save Amazon And Economy

Colombia Ordered To Protect Forests

Court Demands Halt To Amazon Deforestation By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation Colombia’s highest court told the government to take urgent action to protect its Amazon rainforest and stem rising deforestation, in what campaigners said was an historic...
Forest Conservation In Gabon

Forest Conservation In Gabon

Gabon Will Conserve Rainforests Gabon has signed an $18 million deal with donors to stop deforestation and cut its carbon emissions by half as part of a wider plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo Basin. One of the world’s most forested countries,...