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Nov. 29, 2011

Wildlife Works Launches CODE REDD Campaign to Save the World's Threatened Forests

SAN FRANCISCO and DURBAN, South Africa, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wildlife Works announced today the launch of CODE REDD, an emergency action campaign to save the world's wild forests using private sector financing within the Voluntary Carbon Market.

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Nov 23, 2011

Major expansion of protected natural areas in Europe

Natura 2000, the EU network of protected areas, has undergone a significant expansion. Nearly 18 800 km2 have been added, including a major addition of marine areas covering 17 000 square kilometres which will increase protection for many endangered marine species.

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10 November, 2011

Pilot Forest Carbon Trust Fund: Rewarding local communities for forest conservation

This is the first Forest Carbon Trust Fund in Nepal, and lessons learnt from this pilot project will be vital for understanding what kind of governance system will be required for implementing REDD+ at the national level when communities are actively involved in forest management.

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10 November 2011

GEF Council Members approve 500 Million US Dollars Environmental Projects

The governing body of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council yesterday (November 9, 2011) approved an unprecedented large work program worth half a billion US dollars within the fifth replenishment cycle of the GEF.

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October 18, 2011

Ministry seeks funding for environmental programmes

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment needs US$430 million to fund programmes over the next five years that aim to manage natural resources and the environment in regards to socio-economic development.

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10 October, 2011

GEF Council to adopt revised Environmental and Social Safeguards in November

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) secretariat will propose to the next GEF Council meeting a revised set of Environmental and Social Safeguard Standards and accountability mechanisms that will accompany such standards.

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September 30, 2011

A model biodiversity monitoring protocol for REDD projects

Emerging international standards for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) projects require a demonstrated biodiversity benefit and a biodiversity monitoring protocol.

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September 26, 2011

How to monitor biodiversity for REDD projects

Although the international program Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) was developed in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions by protecting standing forests, conservationists have long pointed out that another

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September 30, 2011

Fewer Farms = More Forest = Less Biodiversity?

If clearing tropical forests for agriculture is a major cause of the ongoing catastrophic decline in biodiversity, conventional thinking would have us believe that reducing the number of farms and allowing the forests to expand should help reverse that decline, at least locally.

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14 September 2011

Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity

Human-driven land-use changes increasingly threaten biodiversity, particularly in tropical forests where both species diversity and human pressures on natural environments are high


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