New Iwokrama Board chairman salutes Guyana’s LCDS model
Renowned climate scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauriwas late this evening installed Chairman of Guyana’s well known international rain forest conservation, research and development centre Iwokrama.
Globalisation, logging concessions, conservation organisations and local people
A commonly held view in the developed part of the world is that conservation organisations are doing "good" when offering small-scale development activities to improve local livelihoods of people in remote forested areas, such as those in southeast Cameroon.
Ecuador treads fine line in preserving Amazon reserve
Ecuador's plan to refrain from drilling for oil in its rainforests in return for money remains controversial. Critics have questioned the tangible benefits of the project for the forest and its residents.
An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes and guns to fend off an expected intrusion by the army and a state-run oil
Preserve the services of mangroves—Earth's invaluable coastal forests, experts urge
Experts are urging policy makers to preserve mangroves and their essential services to nature and humanity alike, saying their replacement with shrimp farms and other forms of development is a bad economic tradeoff both short and long-term.