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23 Mar 2010

A Pioneering Biologist Discusses The Keys to Forest Conservation

During a half-century of studying Central American forests, Daniel Janzen has witnessed the steady destruction of tropical woodlands. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, the noted conservation biologist discusses his ambitious plans to use 21st-century technology to engage the public and halt forest loss.

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Feb 24, 2010

Cool Green Budget: What’s Good for Nature in FY2011

One of these days I hope to write a blog about accompanying a Nature Conservancy scientist in exploring an isolated forest cove in Tennessee and discovering a graceful new orchid species growing near the entrance of a cave.

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Feb 2010

Ecosystem services - it’s an easier concept to turn into practical actions than biodiversity

"The climate alters the natural environments people are used to. Deciding what to protect is an ethical problem," says research scientist Markku Kanninen.

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29 January 2010

Fink's green fund hires for agriculture investment

Earth Capital Partners, the green alternatives fund manager founded by Stanley Fink, has hired three executives to focus on sustainable

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January 28th, 2010

Report: British Columbia to spent 50% of it's land for forest conservation

Nature, Carbon and Climate Change in British Columbia
by Dr. Jim Pojar; Commissioned by the Working Group on Biodiversity, Forests and Climate, an alliance of ENGOs including ForestEthics

UK government is still struggling to understand deforestation and illegal logging

"Cutting down the worlds forests is responsible for about a fifth of global carbon emissions, but what many people may not realise is that this is linked to the illegal trade in timber. This is a major problem for many timber-producing countries in the developing world. It not only causes environmental damage, but costs governments billions of dollars in lost revenue, often involving corruption and funds armed conflict."

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January 18, 2010 09:47 AM

Coal Exploitation Threatens Ecology In East Kalimantan

SAMARINDA, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Business oriented coal exploitations in East Kalimantan are threatening the local ecology, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported, citing environment observer Abrianto Amin as saying here on Sunday.

"Ecological balance will be seriously threatened if coal exploitations are exclusively oriented to commercial aspects, and the social and environmental sectors are ignored," he stressed.

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Jan. 12, 2010

Guyana: US$700,000 avoided deforestation agreement signed

Georgetown  - Jan.

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Jan. 18 2010

Forest project gets a boost

Guwahati, Jan. 18: The French development agency, Agence Française de Développement, has given the go ahead to the Assam forest department to undertake a feasibility study of the Rs 450-crore Assam project on forestry and bio-diversity conservation.

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January 5, 2010

PES, Present, and Future: the Year in Environmental Finance

2009 opened with the formation of a new Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets and closed with a disappointing Copenhagen Accord that nonetheless included provisions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.  EM takes a brief look back on the year in PES and the decade it capped off.


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