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2013-10-29 15:54:20

Study finds half of UN projects do not engage local communities in monitoring, argues REDD+ projects that integrate community participation are more likely to save forests As global forest and climate experts gather at the Oslo REDD Exchange 2013 to ramp up international efforts to protect carbon-storing forests in the developing world, a recent study by researchers at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and European and Southeast Asian institutions finds that local...

2013-10-28 23:29:20

Turf Feeding Systems launches program to increase farm production and reduce deforestation. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, is launching a sustainable Asia program during his trip this week to Bali Indonesia. Asia is at an important time with their stable economy and continued need for growth. Food and agriculture production for export are always important factors for the growth of a strong economy. Mr. Chaplinsky is...

Brazilian Amazon Study Shows 50,000 km Of Road Was Built In Just Three Years
2013-10-28 13:18:15

Imperial College London Although road-building is a major contributor to deforestation and habitat loss, the way in which road networks develop is still poorly understood. A new study is among the first to measure the number of roads built in a rainforest ecosystem over an extended period of time. It was published this month in the journal Regional Environmental Change by researchers including two Life Scientists from Imperial College London. They say studies like this will help...

World's Forests Will Continue To Shrink
2013-10-11 03:42:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As developing nations continue to expand their land use, the area around the world covered by forests will decline and then stabilize at a lower level, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE. In the study, researchers looked at trends around the world to create a mathematical model for future land use. The study team’s most-likely model predicts that forests will drop from covering 30 percent of Earth's...

Increasing Crop Yield, Decreasing Food Consumption Needed To Slow, Reverse Deforestation
2013-10-09 09:09:27

Public Library of Science Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural yields rise and/or per capita food consumption declines over the next century, according to historic global food consumption and land use trends. Published October 9, 2013, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Chris Pagnutti, Chris Bauch, and Madhur Anand from the University of Guelph, this research underscores the long-term challenge of...

First High-resolution National Carbon Map Of Panama
2013-07-23 11:11:56

Carnegie Institution A team of researchers has for the first time mapped the above ground carbon density of an entire country in high fidelity. They integrated field data with satellite imagery and high-resolution airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to map the vegetation and to quantify carbon stocks throughout the Republic of Panama. The results are the first maps that report carbon stocks locally in areas as small as a hectare (2.5 acres) and yet cover millions of hectares...

2013-07-22 11:18:57

Deforestation in parts of Africa could be reversed with changes to land use, a study suggests. A more strategic approach to managing trees across the continent could have a positive impact on the changing climate, researchers say. A pioneering study of African savannas by the University of Edinburgh has revealed deforestation in south-central Africa, driven by rising populations in the aftermath of war, and increasing demand for trees for agriculture and fuel. This loss of forests...

2013-07-18 10:40:47

A study published in the July 17, issue of the journal PLOS ONE found that more than 80% of tropical forests in Malaysian Borneo have been heavily impacted by logging. The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak were already thought to be global hotspots of forest loss and degradation due to timber and oil palm industries, but the rates and patterns of change have remained poorly measured by conventional field or satellite approaches. A research team from the University of Tasmania,...


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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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