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Protected Areas Under Assault By Private Interests

Privatizing Natural Resources A Global Threat “If they’re well-managed and well-financed, protected areas are incredible for wildlife conservation.” James Watson of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Queensland in Australia. He and colleagues analyzed protected land and sea regions … Continue reading

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Sustainable Palm Oil Is A Label Bought, Not Earned

Deforestation Not Sustainable Or Responsible Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds … Continue reading

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UN Leaders Heighten Climate Urgency

Climate Action Requires Immediate Global Cooperation By UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon Three decades from now the world will be a very different place. How it looks will depend on actions we take today. We have big decisions to make and little … Continue reading

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Massive Conservation Plan In Place For East Africa

Forest Conservation. Reforestation. Wildlife Conservation. Economic Development. Africa’s tropical belt is one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. Millions of people across the continent have already been displaced due to drought, famine and conflict. Desertification has already taken … Continue reading

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Climate Change Fought Best With Trees

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 … Continue reading

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