Category: Forest Conservation

Habitat Loss Threatens All Elephants At a time when tens of thousands of elephants across Africa are being slaughtered to feed the Chinese appetite for ivory, it turns out the best place to be a wild elephant may be here in the tropical forests of southwest China. Over the past two decades, the number of Asiatic […]

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Global Warming Gaining Momentum Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically […]

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Advertising Agency Defending Ecosystems  Mother Nature is showing her wear and tear. Climate change, pollution, deforestation, endangered species and poverty are getting worse by the day and they impact the sustainability of life as we know it. Fortunately, a massive conservation plan in East Africa is ready to make a lasting impact on all of […]

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Biodiversity Vanishing With Deforestation Editor’s Note: Although this judgement is a move in the right direction, orangutans, tigers and elephants on Sumatra are under siege. There might be 400 tigers left, but it could be as low as 100. There might be a few thousand orangutans left on Sumatra. Who really knows anymore. These animals […]

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Reforestation Can Help Save Kilimanjaro One project plans to tackle climate change, poverty and poaching simultaneously in Tanzania. Hopefully, the model will spread far and wide very quickly. The Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania will work in partnership with local villagers and the forest authorities to plant 10 million trees over the next four years in the […]

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Forest Conservation Matters In Race Against Climate Change Even before record-breaking floods hit Colorado, a Denver-based company was finalizing plans to combat climate change from around the globe. Deforestation is responsible for about 20 percent of the rise in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Therefore, reforestation is a critical part of the solution to many […]

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Plan Combats Climate Change Just as Colorado is reeling from the most devastating flood in state history, a Colorado company is finalizing plans to combat climate change from a location around the globe. Sacred Seedlings, a division of Earth Tones, Inc. has formed a partnership with the Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania to plant millions of trees […]

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Wounded Elephants Find Peace There are two dozen of us bathing elephants in the silty river. Some young Canadian women, on break from nursing school, take turns photographing each other wading into the current with the five chang, the Thai word for elephant. Farther down the bank, an Irishman who forgot his swimsuit and can’t […]

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Wildlife Authorities Turn To More Technolgy It’s not just animals that foresters want to track. With poachers using high-tech equipment to track and kill endangered elephants, rhinos and tigers, the Madhya Pradesh forest department also wants to go high-tech to catch the killers and the buyers of illegal wildlife pelts and parts. The department has […]

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Habitat Loss Gaining Momentum The forces of climate change are redefining what it means for a species to be endangered, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The wide-ranging study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) found as many as 83 percent of birds, 66 percent of amphibians […]

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