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2012-06-11 14:21:42

LONDON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa offers world's biggest potential for forest and land restoration across over 715 million hectares Ahead of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, campaign ambassador Bianca Jagger, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Airbus launched today "Plant a Pledge" - a campaign to mobilise support for the largest restoration initiative in history. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/537755 )...

2012-06-11 02:26:37

BELEM, Brazil, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 33 Forest Capital, working in cooperation with Brazilian company CKBV Florestal, part of Grupo Cikel, announced today that it has been awarded Registration under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) for the first-ever REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) project in the Amazon Rainforest. The CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project is expected to receive carbon credits over the next ten years based upon a...

2012-05-31 06:23:30

NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of UN World Environment Day in June, Avon Hello Green Tomorrow is once again mobilizing people around the globe to help restore critically endangered tropical forests of South America and Indonesia - forests which serve as the "lungs of the earth." In just two years, Hello Green Tomorrow generated more than $3.5 million and restored thousands of acres through partnerships with The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund, and much more...

2012-05-30 11:01:50

Citing global land-grab, lack of action by authorities in vulnerable nations, authors warn of risk to positive 20-year global trend -- even in Latin America New research released today by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) shows that hundreds of millions of forest peoples in tropical nations have, in the last 20 years, quietly gained unprecedented legal rights to the land and resources owned under customary law. The research also finds, however, that more than one-third of the rules...

Living Planet Report Details Threats To Earth's Biodiversity
2012-05-16 06:13:31

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Thousands of populations of animals, both terrestrial and aquatic, are in decline and living in increasingly threatened habitats, according to the 2012 Living Planet Report. The biennial study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said the number of wild animals in the world has dropped by almost a third in 40 years as a result of human consumption and population dynamics. Freshwater habitats have been the hardest hit with freshwater species experiencing a 35...

Carbon Emissions From Deforestation Influenced By Time, Method Of Tree Usage, And Location
2012-05-15 04:12:22

The University of California, Davis has conducted an innovative study on the effects of human tree usage on climate change. The findings offer a greater understanding of the intricate effects of deforestation on the global climate from greenhouse gas emissions, specifically focusing on carbon emissions. This study, published by the advance online edition of the journal Nature Climate Change on May 13, 2012, shows that the amount of greenhouse gas that enters the atmosphere after a forest...

2012-05-11 23:00:51

WWF, Greenpeace and Avaaz will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Three of the world´s leading conservation and advocacy organizations will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. WWF,...

First Forecast Calls For Mild 2012 Amazon Fire Season
2012-05-11 03:00:40

Forests in the Amazon Basin are expected to be less vulnerable to wildfires this year, according to the first forecast from a new fire severity model developed by university and NASA researchers. Fire season across most of the Amazon rain forest typically begins in May, peaks in September and ends in January. The new model, which forecasts the fire season´s severity from three to nine months in advance, calls for an average or below-average fire season this year within 10 regions...

Spotlight on Sentinel-2
2012-05-07 03:19:57

The vast potential of ESA´s upcoming Sentinel-2 satellites came into focus last week at a symposium in Italy on how they will benefit current and future projects that exploit Earth observation data. The humid and moist tropical climate of Gabon yields immense forests that cover over 85% of the land, making them the number-two driver of the national economy — and deforestation a subject of concern. The GMES project on Forest Monitoring Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and...

Brazil's Congress Votes To Ease Deforestation Rules
2012-04-27 07:04:22

Brazilian lawmakers have passed controversial new legislation that eases regulations regarding the amount of land that farmers must preserve as forest, a move that critics argue weakens environmental protections efforts and could lead to increased deforestation in the Amazon and other regions. According to BBC News reports, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved the bill by a 247-184 margin Wednesday, with the Associated Press (AP) noting that two members abstained. The proposed law...


Latest Deforestation Reference Libraries

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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

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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