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August 08, 2011

Balancing agriculture and rainforest biodiversity in India’s Western Ghats

CITATION: M.O. Anand, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Ajith Kumar, Archana Bali. Sustaining biodiversity conservation in human-modified landscapes in the Western Ghats: Remnant forests matter. Biological Conservation. 143 (2010) 2363–2374.

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19 July 2011

GEF Approves Four REDD+ SFM Projects in New Funding Window for Forests

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approvoved the first four projects to access incentive funds available for sustainable forest management (SFM) and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management

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Jul 5, 2011

Selling Nature to Save Nature, and Ourselves

THE HAGUE, Jul 5, 2011 (IPS) - Avoiding the coming catastrophic nexus of climate change, food, water and energy shortages, along with worsening poverty, requires a global technological overhaul involving investments of 1.9 trillion dollars each year for the next 40 years, said experts from the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in Geneva Tuesday.

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5 July 2011

Ugandan Tribe Struggles to Maintain Forests and Access Benefits

Indigenous people like Uganda’s Bunyoro-Kitara tend to take good care of their land – and to lose big when someone else finds natural resources on it.  Payments for ecosystem services (PES) offer a way to profit from good stewardship, but only if governments keep things clean.  Unfortunately, tha

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1 July 2011

Stacking Ecosystem Services Payments: Risks and Solutions

A wide variety of incentive programs and markets have arisen to pay landowners for ecosystem servi

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June 12, 2011

Environment versus economy: local communities find economic benefits from living next to conservation areas

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June 5, 2011

UK: Hidden value of nature revealed in groundbreaking study

The true value of nature can be shown for the very first time thanks to groundbreaking research by hundreds of UK scientists.

Europe - Land cover country analyses

On 29 March 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published 36 land cover country analyses based on CLC 2006 data. Each of the country reports provides graphs and maps based on a common template that characterise land cover changes concisely. The provided information does not represent reporting from the Countries, however it is based on validated CLC2006 data.

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7 Mar 2011

Forest loss threatens Sierra Leone water supplies

FREETOWN (Reuters Life!) - The slopes of Leicester Peak, a protected rainforest on a hill above Sierra Leone's capital, are a jumble of haphazard development and half-finished villas.


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