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Jul 11, 2011

Eco ministry says its satellite tech use is optimal

MUMBAI: According to the Union environment ministry, there are 6.5 million hectares of plantations outside the recorded forest area, which primarily includes native plant species mixed with others.

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July 08, 2011

Final report of the EUTR Support Study available now

The final report of the “Support study for development of the non-legislative acts provided for in the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market” (referred often as EUTR Support Study) is av

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30 June 2011

Habitat cleared in carbon sink forest

A forest in Oddar Meanchey province is facing environmental “disaster” after thousands of people destroyed up to 1,000 hectares of natural habitat, putting revenues from a carbon credit scheme worth tens of millions of dollars at risk.

Proceeds from a United Nations-backed Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation scheme are said to be in danger after waves of settlers destroyed parts of the forest in Samroang district, chief of the Romdoul Veasna community forest programme, Malis Hoeuth, said yesterday.

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19 May 2011

Recent Violence Shows That Sustainable Forest Management Doesn't Exist in the Country, Says Greenpeace

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23 May 2011

By Barcoding Trees, Liberia Looks to Save its Rainforests

Nearly two-thirds of West Africa’s remaining rainforests are in the small but troubled nation of Liberia. That is a small miracle. A decade ago, Liberia’s forests were being stripped bare by warlords to fund a vicious 14-year civil war that left 150,000 dead. In 2003, the United Nations belatedly imposed an embargo on Liberian “logs of war.” Revenues crashed and, coincidentally or not, the war swiftly came to an end.

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May 14, 2011

Program that cuts illegal logging by providing high quality health care in Borneo wins major conservation award

The co-founder of an initiative that discourages illegal logging by bringing affordable, high quality health care to impoverished communities in Indonesian Borneo has been recognized with a prestigious conservation award.

Dr. Hotlin Ompusunggu, co-founder of Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI), was this week awarded the £30,000 Whitley Award during a ceremony hosted in London by Princess Anne.

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May 9, 2011

Liberia deal seeks to save West Africa’s forests

Liberia has signed a deal with the European Union promising to crack down on illegal logging on its territory, home to more than half of West Africa’s rainforests, a group linked to the accord said.

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May 10, 2011

Chainsaw Milling: Domestic Unregulated Deforestation Agents or Local Entrepreneurs?

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May 6, 2011

Commission underlines its commitment to helping world’s least developed countries out of poverty


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