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February 05, 2013

Globalisation, logging concessions, conservation organisations and local people

A commonly held view in the developed part of the world is that conservation organisations are doing "good" when offering small-scale development activities to improve local livelihoods of people in remote forested areas, such as those in southeast Cameroon.

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20 January 2013

Ecuador treads fine line in preserving Amazon reserve

Ecuador's plan to refrain from drilling for oil in its rainforests in return for money remains controversial. Critics have questioned the tangible benefits of the project for the forest and its residents.

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20 January 2013

Can oil save the rainforest?

American biologist Kelly Swing thwacks a bush with his butterfly net and a dozen or so bugs and insects drop in.

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15 January 2013

Bushman children arrested under renewed government repression

Three Bushman children have been arrested by paramilitary police in Botswana.

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Dezember 22, 2012

REDD+ related risks, opportunities and safeguards for biodiversity conservation – a survey of issues and options in Lao PDR and Ecuador

Intact ecosystems – particularly forests – contain significant amounts of carbon.

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December 6th, 2012

Greenpeace leaves Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, claims Resolute logging activity in off-limit areas

Greenpeace is leaving the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA).

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November 14, 2012

Preserve the services of mangroves—Earth's invaluable coastal forests, experts urge

Experts are urging policy makers to preserve mangroves and their essential services to nature and humanity alike, saying their replacement with shrimp farms and other forms of development is a bad economic tradeoff both short and long-term.

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Oct 19, 2012

Ecuador says companies join novel Amazon protection fund

About a dozen companies are contributing to a novel conservation plan that pays Ecuador to protect part of the Amazon rainforest in return for barring oil drilling, the head of the initiative said on Friday.

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September 19th, 2012

Protecting mangroves cheaper than building coastal protection

Keeping coastal mangrove forests intact or replanting them is cheaper than building man-man structure to protect coastlines threatened by climate change, according to the head of the International Union for Conservation for Nature (IUCN).

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September 28th, 2012; Oct 19, 2012

Biodiversity Offsets: : Voluntary and Compliance Regimes

UNEP-WCMC and UNEP FI have issued a new publica


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