Biodiversity in Logged Forests Far Higher Than Once Believed
New research shows that scientists have significantly overestimated the damage that logging in tropical forests has done to biodiversity, a finding that could change the way conservationists think about how best to preserve species in areas disturbed by humans.
New Iwokrama Board chairman salutes Guyana’s LCDS model
Renowned climate scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauriwas late this evening installed Chairman of Guyana’s well known international rain forest conservation, research and development centre Iwokrama.
Ecuador treads fine line in preserving Amazon reserve
Ecuador's plan to refrain from drilling for oil in its rainforests in return for money remains controversial. Critics have questioned the tangible benefits of the project for the forest and its residents.
An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes and guns to fend off an expected intrusion by the army and a state-run oil
The return of fortress conservation: REDD and the green land grab in the Peruvian Amazon
I remember when the park guards first came to our village. They called a meeting and said ‘get your things together and pack your bags, don’t make any new farms and we will see where you can be resettled’.
IDB, CI-Guyana sign US$1.6M deal for LCDS implementation
THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Conservation International-Guyana (CI-Guyana) signed an agreement yesterday, to begin a project that will test models for implementation of this country’s Low Carbon Development S