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South-South Learning: From Payments for Environmental Services to REDD+ in Latin America


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May 1, 2012

Ecuador Asks World to Pay to Keep Yasuni Oil Underground

Ecuador is eyeing the international Green Climate Fund as a way to help pay for its plan to trade oil for forests, a top government representative said.

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April 20, 2012

Examining protected area effectiveness in Sumatra: importance of regulations governing unprotected lands

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April 16, 2012

EARTH MEANDERS: The Great Rainforest Heist

The world’s pre-eminent environmental organizations, widely perceived as the leading advocates for rainforests and old growth, have for decades been actively promoting primary forest logging [

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April 19th, 2012

Thousands of forestry jobs on the line in central British Columbia

A confidential report was leaked this week indicating the British Columbia government is expecting north-central B.C.

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Apr. 18, 2012

Power Grab Eyed by Clark Gov't to Set Logging Levels

A leaked provincial cabinet document indicates that the provincial government is contemplating "suspending" the powers of one of its most powerful public servants in order to expedite a controversial logging program that has raised alarm bells in the professional forestry community.

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Apr. 18, 2012

B.C. plan would open Interior’s protected woods for logging

Old-growth forests, wildlife corridors and other long-protected timber zones in the British Columbia Interior could be opened up to logging in order to keep mills operating, according to a cabinet document detailing a proposal under consideration by the provincial government.

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Apr 10, 2012

Public consultation launched for draft ‘Guidelines for the use of REDD+ SES at country level Version 2′

REDD+ Social & Environmental Standards launched its public consultation on draft ‘Guidelines for the use of REDD+ SES at country level Version 2′ from 5th April until 4th June 2012.

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EU-funded study underlines importance of Congo Basin for global climate and biodiversity

With its 1.7 billion square kilometres, an area equivalent to 5 times the size of Germany, the Congo Basin forest is the world's second largest tropical forest.

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03 April 2012

Japan Backs Ghana’s Forest Preservation Scheme With $7.8m

The Japanese government is providing 7.8 million dollars to finance a special training programme on Geographical Information System and forestry inventory-taking under Ghana’s forest preservation programme.


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