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06 Jun 2012

GAR and SMART publish High Carbon Stock Forest Study Report

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) and its subsidiary PT SMART, supported by TFT and Greenpeace, have reached a significant milestone with the publication of a report detailing the methodology and findings from their High Carbon Stock (HSC) forest fieldwork.

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June 12, 2012

Analysis of possible indicators to measure impacts of REDD+ on biodiversity and on indigenous and local communities

This report has been produced for the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), as part of the activities in response to decision X/33 paragraph 9 (h), in which the Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to ‘…identify possible indicators to assess the contr

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May 24, 2012

Anti-Corruption Views - Why we need laws to save what's left of our forests

International efforts to protect forests and the people that live in them have failed so badly that just 20 per cent of forest remains untouched by commercial activity. It is really, really crucial that we find a global system that looks after what remains of the world’s lungs.

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21 May, 2012

Forest Management Plan proves controversial

THE state government's newly released Forest Management Plan (FMP) has proved controversial among conservation and green groups.

Conservation Council WA (CCWA) president Piers Verstegen said the government's next forest management plan will be a death sentence to endangered animals.

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South-South Learning: From Payments for Environmental Services to REDD+ in Latin America


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May 1, 2012

Ecuador Asks World to Pay to Keep Yasuni Oil Underground

Ecuador is eyeing the international Green Climate Fund as a way to help pay for its plan to trade oil for forests, a top government representative said.

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April 16, 2012

EARTH MEANDERS: The Great Rainforest Heist

The world’s pre-eminent environmental organizations, widely perceived as the leading advocates for rainforests and old growth, have for decades been actively promoting primary forest logging [

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03 April 2012

Japan Backs Ghana’s Forest Preservation Scheme With $7.8m

The Japanese government is providing 7.8 million dollars to finance a special training programme on Geographical Information System and forestry inventory-taking under Ghana’s forest preservation programme.

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03/ 1/2012

Carbon Canopy: A Model for Solving Problems by Protecting Rather Than Destroying Our Natural Resources

A consortium of forward-thinking environmental groups led by the Dogwood Alliance, major corporations such as Staples and

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21 February 2012

Conservation is priceless for Kenyan forest


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