Forests : Newsfile
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15 August 2012
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
19 December 2011
In what is being internationally heralded as a victory for the world's indigenous peoples, Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht, has announced its withdrawal from the planned development of the Tambo-40 Hydroelectric Dam on the Tambo River in the Peruvian Amazon, due to the strong opposition by potentially affected indigenous communities.
22 November 2011
Twenty-five UK-based companies are amongst many in Europe, Australia and Japan that are buying more certified sustainable palm oil than ever before, but urgent action is still needed to avoid the irreversible loss of tropical forests, according to the assessment.
8 November 2011
Deforestation in the rainforests of West Africa is reducimg rainfall over the rest of the forest, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.
26 September 2011
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan social activist and environmental crusader who founded the Green Belt Movement, and the first African woman to win the Nobel peace prize winner, has died.
14 September 2011
Primary forests with little or no human disturbance are irreplaceable when it comes to maintaining tropical biodiversity, according to new findings by an international team of scientists.
5 September 2011
A global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 has been launched in Bonn, Germany.
28 July 2011
Oxford scientists are producing an entire map of the world’s religious forests – locations that contain some of richest biodiversity in the world, including some of the highest numbers of threatened species.
1 June 2011
The devastating impact of the growing global demand for soya on sensitive environments around the world - such as the little known Brazilian Cerrado - is spelt out in a new report released this week.
23 May 2011
As politicians consider altering longtime legal protections for Brazil’s forests, new data shows a massive increase in deforestation in part of the country.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Forest village spells hope for Cambodia's lost silk culture
- Mega-dam in Amazonian rainforest halted by indigenous peoples' opposition
- Industry still falling short on use of sustainable palm oil
- Deforestation reduces rainfall in Africa
- Wangari Maathai, the woman I knew
- No substitute for undisturbed tropical forests
- Global effort to restore 150 million hectares of deforested land
- Filipino hill farmers are learning how to heal their eroded land
- Global map of religious forests to protect biodiversity hotspots
- Devastating cost of the soya boom
- Deforestation soars in Brazil
- World call to save Sweden's virgin forest from the saw
- Bushmeat hunting driving Tanzanian forests to crisis