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January 2012

Issue date: 
January 20, 2012

Attenborough asks corporations to protect wilderness from poor people

Since we can’t stop poor people from breeding, let’s build fences to keep them out. And let’s ask the world’s biggest polluters to pay for the fences.

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January 17, 2012

REDD+, forests and food

At Durban’s Forest Day 5, the resounding message was that REDD+ will not work if people are hungry.

Issue date: 
20th January 2012

Small farmers in big industry earn consistent income

Smallholders, with less than 50 ha in Malaysia, are earning a steady income from the production of palm oil, which is linked to the large-scale corporate industry manufacturing oils, cosmetics components, biofuels, natural fertilisers and soaps, says Malaysian Minister of plantation industries an

Issue date: 
9 January 2012

Deforestation and Destruction of Wetlands Heats Up Kabale

Kabale — In the early 1990s Kabale was nicknamed "The Switzerland of Africa" by white settlers because of its cool weather. But with environment degradation and accompanying high temperatures, the name rings hollow.

Issue date: 
January 9, 2012

REDD+ and Agricultural Supply Chains

Agriculture is the main driver of deforestation in many countries and therefore is intrinsically connected to REDD+.

Issue date: 
12 January 2012

Fip Motilall's Amaila Falls access road contract quashed

Government on Thursday announced that it has terminated the US$15.4M contract held by Fip Motilall for the construction of the Amaila Falls access road and transmission line clearing project.

by Dr. Radut