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“The government took our forest land to create a forest reserve and the same government confiscated our land for planting trees. All that is left is unproductive savannah,” said a community representative speaking during a meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Alaska's Tongass forest sparks battle over logging
(REUTERS) -- Environmental advocates readied for battle in Congress this week over what they maintain is an erosion of protections for the biggest, oldest trees in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, often called the crown jewel of the U.S. forest system.
Forest Footprint Disclosure Project to Merge with CDP
The Global Canopy Program’s Forest Footprint Disclosure Project will merge with The Carbon Disclosure Project to create what the two non-profits say is the world’s largest comprehensive natural capital measuring system that covers carbon, water and forests.
Up to now a forest’s value has been measured mainly in terms of the price of its wood, but the United Nations is currently turning this premise on its head by placing a price on the forest’s capacity to absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Ministry, German firm team up for biodiversity conservation
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the German consulting company GITEC Consult GmbH have agreed to partner in biodiversity conservation in southern Laos under a project set to run until 2018.