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September 17, 2011

From illegal logger to conservationist

MANILA, Philippines — Expedito Vanzuela, 59, was once an illegal logger, cutting trees in the forests of Maasin, the capital city of Southern Leyte, where he grew up.

The Philippine National REDD-plus Strategy and Current Status

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August 24, 2011

Wood producers urge for speedy evaluation of logging firms

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) -- The Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) is urging the government to speed up its evaluation of logging firms so that those who comply with rules on sustainable forest management could resume operations.

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August 4, 2011

Zubiri resignation may derail land use, forest management bills

SENATOR Juan Miguel Zubiri, who announced his resignation Wednesday, will be leaving behind at least two "major" bills, a member of his staff said.

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1 July 2011

Carbon forestry projects in the Philippines: potential and challenges: the case of the Arakan Forest Corridor forest carbon project

The proposed forest-carbon development project in the Arakan Forest Corridor initially was planned to participate in the carbon market under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism afforestation/reforestation component, with a total area of 3000 ha.

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July 07, 2011

Pilot project for carbon trading in the Philippines gets boost with greening program

A new concept of saving forests from further deterioration while conserving them for biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihood for local communities has been at work in Southern Leyte province since 2009, initiated by a German government organization GIZ.

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June 30, 2011

REDD+ carbon sequestration campaign in 5 So Leyte towns underway

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, June 30 (PIA) -- The foreign funded campaign Reducing Emission from Deforestation of Forest Degradation (REDD) Plus is now gaining ground as various activities by the participating local government unit are underway.

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June 27, 2011

EU pleased with funded projects in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines – The European Union is pleased that EU-funded projects for forest protection here is “well-spent.”

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June 17, 2011

Our forests, our life

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Jun 10, 2011

Philippine forest project gets carbon credits


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