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Tropical deforestation a threat to war on warming - Asia Times

December 15, 2018 - 12:28am
Tropical deforestation a threat to war on warming  Asia Times

The world has just 12 years left to halve greenhouse gas emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change, but hopes that a solution will come from saving the ...

Cameroon: Decentralisation and Local Development - Mayors Examine Better Forest Management Strategies - AllAfrica.com

December 13, 2018 - 9:39am
Cameroon: Decentralisation and Local Development - Mayors Examine Better Forest Management Strategies  AllAfrica.com

This was during the 10th General Assembly of the Association of Forest Councils in Cameroon organised in Yaounde recently.

African Development Bank Reiterates Support for Protection of Congo Basin Forest - AllAfrica.com

December 13, 2018 - 6:45am
African Development Bank Reiterates Support for Protection of Congo Basin Forest  AllAfrica.com

The African Development Bank has reiterated its support for the Congo Forest Basin Partnership (CBFP) during its 18th Meeting of CBF on 27 and 28 November ...

Cameroon: Sudcam: Bleeding the Forest and its Dependent Communities - AllAfrica.com

December 12, 2018 - 5:10am
Cameroon: Sudcam: Bleeding the Forest and its Dependent Communities  AllAfrica.com

I had the opportunity to do a field visit to communities impacted by Sud-Cameroun Hévéa (“Sudcam”), a rubber plantation company situated in the South region ...

Q&A: A career spent advocating for effective US foreign assistance - Devex

December 11, 2018 - 4:46am
Q&A: A career spent advocating for effective US foreign assistance  Devex

WASHINGTON — After 26 years in U.S. Congress and six years as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Ed Royce is retiring.

25 Amazing Places We All Need To Visit Before They Disappear - TheTravel

December 7, 2018 - 8:21pm
25 Amazing Places We All Need To Visit Before They Disappear  TheTravel

Some of the places you can choose to vacation can be famous places or places off the beaten path.

Comparing the three peatland regions most crucial for climate change - Landscape News

December 7, 2018 - 2:44am
Comparing the three peatland regions most crucial for climate change  Landscape News

The backwaters of tropical peatlands snake through river islets of ancient soil, plant matter that's been decaying for hundreds or thousands of years. It seeps into ...

GLF 2018 Showcases Innovative Business Models to Speed Up Landscape Restoration | News - IISD Reporting Services

December 6, 2018 - 2:56pm
GLF 2018 Showcases Innovative Business Models to Speed Up Landscape Restoration | News  IISD Reporting Services

4 December 2018: “We need to step out of our comfort zone and find ways to collaborate with private actors, even with those who are misbehaving, so we can ...

Wild meat for today and tomorrow - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research

December 5, 2018 - 7:02am
Wild meat for today and tomorrow  Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research

Worldwide, the meat of wild animals is sought after for a range of reasons. In remote rural communities, it is a primary source of protein and a buffer to economic ...

Wild meat for today and tomorrow - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

December 5, 2018 - 7:02am

Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Wild meat for today and tomorrow
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
In Congo Basin forests alone, more than 10 million tonnes of wild mammal meat is extracted per year, said co-author Professor John Fa, senior associate and coordinator of the Bushmeat Research Initiative at CIFOR. Indigenous people have traditionally ...

A carbon bomb in Papua: 7 takeaways from our investigation - Mongabay.com

December 4, 2018 - 8:38am
A carbon bomb in Papua: 7 takeaways from our investigation  Mongabay.com

Last week, The Gecko Project, Mongabay, Tempo and Malaysiakini published an investigation into the story behind the Tanah Merah project, a giant oil palm ...

A carbon bomb in Papua: 7 takeaways from our investigation - Mongabay.com

December 4, 2018 - 8:38am
A carbon bomb in Papua: 7 takeaways from our investigation  Mongabay.com

Last week, The Gecko Project, Mongabay, Tempo and Malaysiakini published an investigation into the story behind the Tanah Merah project, a giant oil palm ...

A carbon bomb in Papua: 7 takeaways from our investigation - Mongabay.com

December 4, 2018 - 8:34am

Mongabay.com

A carbon bomb in Papua: 7 takeaways from our investigation
Mongabay.com
The project poses a greater threat to Indonesia's forests than any other. The project ... a plantation. These firms have been at the center of repeated environmental and human rights scandals in places as far afield as the Congo Basin and Papua New Guinea.

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Congo Basin: Partners speak of need for collaboration to safeguard forest ecosystems - TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News

December 4, 2018 - 7:13am
Congo Basin: Partners speak of need for collaboration to safeguard forest ecosystems  TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News

Brussels, Belgium, 5th December 2018—Last week the 18th Meeting of the Partners to the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) in Brussels concluded with ...

Congo Basin: Partners speak of need for collaboration to safeguard forest ecosystems - TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News

December 4, 2018 - 7:13am

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News

Congo Basin: Partners speak of need for collaboration to safeguard forest ecosystems
TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News
CBFP Parties also recalled that illegal logging and other illegal exploitation practices of land and natural resources also threaten the Congo Basin forests, erode the rule of law and are also catalysts for conflict. Partners also encouraged and ...

Okapi Wildlife Reserve – Democratic Republic of the Congo - Atlas Obscura

December 4, 2018 - 3:00am
Okapi Wildlife Reserve – Democratic Republic of the Congo  Atlas Obscura

Discover Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Home to pygmy hunter-gatherers, hundreds of animal and bird species, and the strange ...

The Amazon: The Heart of the World - The Wall Street Journal

December 3, 2018 - 1:17pm
The Amazon: The Heart of the World  The Wall Street Journal

With Peru's surging economy and blossoming international startup scene comes a new audience eager to explore the mighty river.

In the Face of Extinction, We Have a Moral Obligation - Truthout

December 3, 2018 - 12:11pm
In the Face of Extinction, We Have a Moral Obligation  Truthout

In the absence of US leadership on climate change, it's up to each of us to act in our species' best interests.

The People of Mbomo Tell Their Stories - The New York Times

December 1, 2018 - 5:02am
The People of Mbomo Tell Their Stories  The New York Times

In “Congo Tales,” a new book about the second-largest tropical forest in the world, the story of a people and their home comes alive.

The People of Mbomo Tell Their Stories - New York Times

December 1, 2018 - 5:00am

New York Times

The People of Mbomo Tell Their Stories
New York Times
“Congo Tales,” a new book published recently by Prestel, began as a call to action to save the Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the heart of the Congo Basin, which is the second-largest tropical forest in the world after the Amazon, from the threats of ...

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