Latest Deforestation by region Stories
Programs and policies to reduce tropical deforestation, and the global warming emissions resulting from deforestation, are seeing broad success in 17 countries across four continents.
Researchers at Winrock International have developed a first-of-its-kind method for estimating carbon emissions from forest degradation caused by selective logging in tropical regions.
Brazilian government researchers said Tuesday that deforestation in the country's Amazon accelerated in June, with 120 square miles destroyed.
A top expert with the United Nations said Wednesday that forests around the world could start expanding again within a few years.
Fire occurrence rates in the Amazon have increased in 59% of areas with reduced deforestation and risks cancelling part of the carbon savings achieved by UN measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation.
Study Shows Rainforest Protections Would Net $200 Billion for US Soy, Beef, Timber and Oilseed Producers WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. farm and forest products groups today called on Congress and the administration to help end tropical deforestation.
The drivers of tropical deforestation have shifted in the early 21st century to hinge on growth of cities and the globalized agricultural trade, a new large-scale study concludes.
BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon dropped 45.7 percent from August 2008 to July 2009, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced today during a meeting with state governors and mayors in Brasilia.
A Brazilian official says deforestation of the Amazon rain forest increased by nearly 4 percent in the year up to July, the first increase in four years' time. Brazilian Environment Minister Carlos Minc said a total of 4,620 square miles of the valuable rain forest was destroyed in the year leading up to July, marking a nearly 4 percent increase from the previous year's deforestation figures, the BBC said Saturday. Farmers influenced by high commodity prices have been named as a potential...
Delegates at a U.N. climate conference have agreed to include forest conservation in any future discussions about a new global warming pact, paving the way for billions of dollars in new spending to attack illegal logging, officials said.
Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...
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