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Sheltering forests for people

International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated worldwide on May 22 to further our understanding of biodiversity issues. This year, the International Day for Biological Diversity highlights ‘Forest Biodiversity’ to complement the International Year of Forests 2011, declared by the UN General Assembly. The International Year of Forests gives us an opportunity to renew our awareness of the state of the world’s forests, and to realize their role in greening the environment, sustaining life, and providing for people’s needs and wellbeing.

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Apr 28, 2011

Oslo urges more forest aid despite corruption risk

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April 22, 2011

USAID Administrator Shah Commemorates Earth Day

Washington, DCDr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), released the following statement on the occasion of Earth Day.

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It's Time to Outlaw Land Grabbing, Not to Make It "Responsible"!

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08 April 2011

Adaptation options to reduce climate change vulnerability of sustainable forest management in the Austrian Alps

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April 7, 2011

The Fight Over International Climate Investments

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February 15, 2011

The forest and the trees

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18 February 2011

Tropical forests 're-shaped' by climate changes

Future climate change could change the profile of tropical forests, with possible consequences for carbon storage and biodiversity, a study says.

IUFRO came up with a new report on REDD


IUFRO came up with a new study about REDD. It's an impressive pack of information and a lots of background info.

And of course people immediately started to interpret their own thoughts and ideas on the "results" of this study.

Here is an overview of what people are reading out of the study:

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January 12, 2011

Satellites unravel complex relationship between northern forests and climate

The European Space Agency (ESA) Earth-observing satellites are helping to understand the intricate role that Eurasia's boreal forest plays in the chemical make-up of the atmosphere and the global climate system.


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by Dr. Radut