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Issue date: 
September 5, 2011

Old-growth forests won't save planet

IN AUSTRALIA, too often we're told the solution to all environmental problems is locking all native forests in unmanaged reserves, where they'll be immortal, grow forever and continuously suck large amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Issue date: 
Aug. 26, 2011

Deforestation much higher in protected areas than forests run by local communities

BOGOR, Indonesia _ Tropical forests designated as strictly protected areas have annual deforestation rates much higher than those managed by local communities – reinforcing a challenge to a long-held belief that the best way to conserve forests is to lock them away in protected areas, according t

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August 18, 2011

Effectiveness of Strict vs. Multiple Use Protected Areas in Reducing Tropical Forest Fires: A Global Analysis Using Matching Methods

Protected areas (PAs) cover a quarter of the tropical forest estate. Yet there is debate over the effectiveness of PAs in reducing deforestation, especially when local people have rights to use the forest.

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August 18, 2011

Protected areas are more effective at reducing deforestation when they allow sustainable forest use

Guest blogger Kenneth Chomitz, Sr. Adviser, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank shares the highlights of a new study comparing deforestation in protected vs. sustainably managed forests. 

Issue date: 
22 July 2011

Reducing biodiversity impacts from logging in Guyana

Recent studies have indicated that modern forestry methods associated with Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) and certification schemes, significantly mitigate the negative effects normally associated with logging in tropical forests.

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August 3, 2011

Mexico and Indonesia boost sustainable forest management

Mexico and Indonesia signed an agreement on cooperation in forestry, in order to promote strategies and policies for sustainable management of forests for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD +).

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August 3rd, 2011

DR Congo entrusts forest management to Canada's ERA

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has entrusted a Canadian company with managing a vast section of its forest, including containing deforestation, the environment ministry has announced.

Issue date: 
8 June 2011

Sustainable management of tropical forests has a long way to go

Issue date: 
June 01, 2011

A plea for a REDD plus plus approach

There has recently been quite some discussion on the REDD planning, with REDD the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. This also applies to Indonesia and India, where we live.

Issue date: 
20 May 2011

Registration for first Indian REDD project expected soon


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by Dr. Radut