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Issue date: 
09 February 2011

Will intensified farming save the rainforests?

Issue date: 
February 7, 2011

Forests Vs. Food?

Are UK companies keen on contributing to sustainable forestry?

Last weekend (4.2.2011/5.2.2011) we had been witnesses of some interesting information campaign in the UK:

Issue date: 
3rd February 2011

Government 'failing on illegal logging pledge' - Caroline Lucas

A note from the editor: Ms. Lucas is still continuing her misleading campaign... Why? Read here...

Issue date: 
05 February 2011

'Major shift' needed to halt deforestation

A paradigm shift in global forest management is needed to halt tropical deforestation, said Global Witness at the start of the UN’s International Year of Forests. The status quo effectively legalises the destruction of natural forests by logging operations, subsidised by tax-dollars. Without efforts to overturn this, international action to prevent irreversible climate change will founder and the livelihoods of over a billion forest-dependent people will be at risk.

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Feb 2, 2011

Avoided Deforestation (REDD) and Indigenous Peoples

Issue date: 
January 31st, 2011

Asia Pulp and Paper: why activists are wrong over destructive logging allegations

The paper giant has been accused by Greenpeace of destructive logging and green-washing. But campaigners are mistaken, says APP boss Aida Greenbury - the company is supporting REDD projects and putting sustainability at the centre of operations

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:

Issue date: 
21 Jan 2011

Tanzania to create forest inventory to help fight climate change

DAR ES SALAAM (AlertNet) – Tanzania plans to draw up a comprehensive inventory of its forests to replace outdated statistics and help the east African country to conserve woodland, preserve livelihoods and curb climate change.

Issue date: 
Monday, 17 January 2011

Forests under threat

The Forestry Administration has warned that the government will not meet its goal of achieving 60 percent forest cover nationwide if it continues parcelling out the Kingdom’s territory in economic land concessions.


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