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July 30, 2012

First of Its Kind Multimillion Dollar Trust Fund Launched to Protect Guyana's Forests

The governments of Guyana and Germany along with Conservation International launch fund to protect critical ecosystems, maintain global carbon stocks and benefit local communities
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August 27th, 2012

Free, prior and informed consent in REDD+, by Isilda Nhantumbo

“The government took our forest land to create a forest reserve and the same government confiscated our land for planting trees. All that is left is unproductive savannah,” said a community representative speaking during a meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Aug 10, 2012

Growing benefits from forest carbon projects

Corporate responsibility managers should take a look at forest carbon offset projects to maximize return on investment in climate, biodiversity, and community benefits

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July 21st, 2012

More old growth forest protected in British Columbia

British Columbia is now protecting an additional 14,750 hectares of old growth forest on the Sunshine Coast.

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June 25, 2012

Small farmers cause substantial damage in the Amazon rainforest

Small farmers are less likely than large landowners to maintain required forest cover on their property in the Brazilian Amazon, worsening the environmental impact of their operations, reported a re

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FCPR–Forest Conservation Performance Rating for the Pan-Tropics - Working Paper 294

This note introduces and illustrate

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June 17, 2012

Alaska's Tongass forest sparks battle over logging

(REUTERS) -- Environmental advocates readied for battle in Congress this week over what they maintain is an erosion of protections for the biggest, oldest trees in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, often called the crown jewel of the U.S. forest system.

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June 14, 2012

Forest Footprint Disclosure Project to Merge with CDP

The Global Canopy Program’s Forest Footprint Disclosure Project will merge with The Carbon Disclosure Project to create what the two non-profits say is the world’s largest comprehensive natural capital measuring system that covers carbon, water and forests.

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June 20, 2012

Code REDD for environmental protection

Up to now a forest’s value has been measured mainly in terms of the price of its wood, but the United Nations is currently turning this premise on its head by placing a price on the forest’s capacity to absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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May 29, 2012

Ministry, German firm team up for biodiversity conservation

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the German consulting company GITEC Consult GmbH have agreed to partner in biodiversity conservation in southern Laos under a project set to run until 2018.


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