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November 21, 2011

Will Programs to Off-Set Carbon Emissions Fuel Further Conflict in Bolivia's Forests?

The question in Bolivia and all over the Global South is whether forests should be protected, for a price, and who gets a share of that money.

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Nov 23, 2011

Major expansion of protected natural areas in Europe

Natura 2000, the EU network of protected areas, has undergone a significant expansion. Nearly 18 800 km2 have been added, including a major addition of marine areas covering 17 000 square kilometres which will increase protection for many endangered marine species.

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10 November, 2011

Pilot Forest Carbon Trust Fund: Rewarding local communities for forest conservation

This is the first Forest Carbon Trust Fund in Nepal, and lessons learnt from this pilot project will be vital for understanding what kind of governance system will be required for implementing REDD+ at the national level when communities are actively involved in forest management.

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10 November 2011

GEF Council Members approve 500 Million US Dollars Environmental Projects

The governing body of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council yesterday (November 9, 2011) approved an unprecedented large work program worth half a billion US dollars within the fifth replenishment cycle of the GEF.

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October 18, 2011

Ministry seeks funding for environmental programmes

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment needs US$430 million to fund programmes over the next five years that aim to manage natural resources and the environment in regards to socio-economic development.

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10 October, 2011

GEF Council to adopt revised Environmental and Social Safeguards in November

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) secretariat will propose to the next GEF Council meeting a revised set of Environmental and Social Safeguard Standards and accountability mechanisms that will accompany such standards.

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September 30, 2011

A model biodiversity monitoring protocol for REDD projects

Emerging international standards for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) projects require a demonstrated biodiversity benefit and a biodiversity monitoring protocol.

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October 7, 2011

Landmark conservation buy gives to indigenous owners

In a landmark, first-of-its kind, acquisition for conservationists a global conservation group has led the purchase of Fish River Station, a former cattle station in the Northern Territory, and is to hand it back to indigenous traditional owners.

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September 14, 2011

Will REDD conserve natural forests and protect local livelihoods?

This blog was written by an intern in GBMI’s Europe office, Antoni Michael

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September 17, 2011

From illegal logger to conservationist

MANILA, Philippines — Expedito Vanzuela, 59, was once an illegal logger, cutting trees in the forests of Maasin, the capital city of Southern Leyte, where he grew up.


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