Biodiversity in Logged Forests Far Higher Than Once Believed
New research shows that scientists have significantly overestimated the damage that logging in tropical forests has done to biodiversity, a finding that could change the way conservationists think about how best to preserve species in areas disturbed by humans.
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.
JOHANNESBURG, 8 February 2013 (IRIN) - It is commonly believed that destroying trees will influence the climate of a region. But scientific evidence to support that deforestation and afforestation influence local climate - affecting temperature and rainfall - has only just started emerging.
Actors from 8 Countries Meet in Peru to Discuss Transparency and Participation as Indispensable Elements for Sustainable Development in REDD+ countries
Two UNDP’s Practice Areas from the UNDP Regional Service Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (RSC-LAC), Energy & Environment and Democratic Governance, sponsored and co-organized the Regional Forum on “How to Prevent Corruption in REDD+ and the "Regional Workshop on Participation, Advi