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Union of concerned Scientists | 9 months 2 days ago

In working to change the world, there’s always a need to keep asking ourselves whether we’re focusing on what’s most important. This certainly applies to the effort to end tropical deforestation, which is why I and my UCS colleagues have put a lot of emphasis on figuring out what causes—and in...

The Guardian | 1 year 12 months ago

Auditors say EU scheme to tackle $100bn global trade in illegal timber is poorly designed, badly managed and largely ineffective A European bid to clamp down on the $100bn-a-year global trade in illegal timber has been poorly designed, badly managed and largely ineffective, according to a damning...

Kaieteur News Online | 2 years 5 months ago

DEAR EDITOR, The author of the Peeping Tom column in Kaieteur News on Sunday 26 April 2015 (‘The Chinese are not the problem’) complained about the high domestic price of greenheart sawnwood, which he/she thought was the cause of the shift from traditional wooden to concrete houses in the...

European Parliament | 3 years 9 months ago

EU suppliers of timber from illegal sources must pay fines that reflect the real environmental and economic damage done by illegal logging, said Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday. The committee amended draft EU legislation to stiffen penalties and ensure that all in the supply chain play their...

Berkrely | 3 years 9 months ago

A new paper in Conservation Biology (subscription required) from researchers at UC Berkeley and elsewhere provides an important reminder that we often don’t know as much as we think we do about ecological systems and the effects of human actions on those systems.

Forests and Climate Change | 3 years 11 months ago

WARSAW, Poland — Targets set by governments and others to cut deforestation can be misleading and might not save as much rainforest as intended, undermining the fight against climate change, scientists say in a review published on Thursday. “Until targets are clarified, and metrics agreed upon,...

Irin News | 3 years 11 months ago

JOHANNESBURG, 29 October 2013 (IRIN) - A UN mechanism that purports to involve forest-dependent communities in preventing forest loss to curtail greenhouse gas emissions is failing to do so, finds a new study. The study, released days ahead of UN climate change talks in Warsaw, has prompted the...

Greenwoos Management | 3 years 11 months ago

A media analysis has revealed that the fundamental issue relating to the reasons behind deforestation is being overlooked while debates about REDD+ rage on. The ‘Governing the design of national REDD+: An analysis of the power of agency’ report, which was part of the CGIAR Research Programme on...

CIFOR | 3 years 11 months ago

Debates about REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) are skirting a fundamental issue by failing to discuss what actually causes deforestation in the first place, a media analysis has found.

ALL Voices | 3 years 12 months ago

Forests worldwide will continue to slowly shrink before leveling out at a lower level, say researchers based at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, in a new study.

The Vindicator | 3 years 12 months ago

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — It’s easy to figure out how much a tree is worth when it is harvested for lumber, paper or firewood. But what about when it’s still standing tall in the forest, providing shade on sunny days, giving homes to woodland animals and helping clean the air you breathe and the...

Bangkok Post | 3 years 12 months ago

Forest areas in Thailand have been shrinking at an alarming rate. Between 1973 and 2009, 30.9 million rai of land was cleared of trees, according to a study by Khwanchai Duangsathaporn, assistant professor at the Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry at Kasetsart University.

Environmental Research Web | 3 years 12 months ago

Tropical forests are home to many species as well as a store for large amounts of carbon, but they’re under threat of destruction. International legislation set up at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio aims to maintain both these functions, but the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and United...

Greenwood Management | 3 years 12 months ago

A team from Aberdeen University is to lead a four-year study involving UK and international partners, into the impact of humans on tropical rainforests. The £4.6 million project is being backed by the Natural Environment Research Council and aims to produce findings to be used by Governments,...

International Forest Industries | 3 years 12 months ago

Forestry is delivering a massive economic benefit to the Gisborne region in New Zealand and, with an expected boom in log exports, by 2020 one in 10 people could earn a living from the sector, according to a new economic study. Forestry is worth more than NZ$225 million a year in the East Coast...

ECO-Business | 4 years 1 month ago

Indonesia will reconsider its cooperation with the World Wild Fund (WWF) and other foreign agencies for their failure to help manage the country`s forests effectively, according to Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan. After inaugurating an online licensing service facility here on Wednesday, the...

IISD | 4 years 1 month ago

September 2013: Following a decade of allocating hundreds of small grants to strengthen the participation of stakeholders in developing national forest programmes, the National Forest Programme Facility of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) will continue as the Forest and Farm...

University of Kent | 4 years 1 month ago

New research has found rainforests that have been logged several times continue to hold substantial value for biodiversity and could have a role in conservation. According to principal investigators, Dr Matthew Struebig and Anthony Turner from the University of Kent’s Durrell Institute of...

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