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Europe - Land cover country analyses

On 29 March 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published 36 land cover country analyses based on CLC 2006 data. Each of the country reports provides graphs and maps based on a common template that characterise land cover changes concisely. The provided information does not represent reporting from the Countries, however it is based on validated CLC2006 data.

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6 April 2011

Poland's environmentalists fight foresters for heart of primeval forest

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31 Mar 2011

As Larger Animals Decline, Forests Feel Their Absence

With giant tortoises, elephants, and other fruit-eating animals disappearing from many of the world’s tropical woodlands, forests are suffering from the loss of a key function performed by these creatures: the dispersal of tree seeds. But a new experiment shows that introduced species may be able to fulfill this vital ecological role. by sharon levy

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Mar 29, 2011

Trees on Shaky Ground in Texaco’s Rainforest

NUEVA LOJA, Ecuador, Mar 29, 2011 (Tierramérica) - When the trunks of the trees move with every step you take, you know you are in a swamp. This is what happens when you walk over the seemingly firm and vegetation-covered ground over what was once a pit used to dump oil sludge in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.

The extent and impact of oil contamination on the environment and human health in northeastern Ecuador are much worse than anyone could imagine, as Tierramérica discovered during an extensive tour of the area.

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14 March 2011

International: Biodiversity And Livelihoods - REDD-plus Benefits

The importance of biodiversity and livelihood aspects within the design of REDD-plus has been recognized at many levels. Achieving these multiple benefits will require new levels of collaboration among different actors at national and international levels.

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Feb 8, 2011

The Nature Conservancy purchases property

The Nature Conservancy in Missouri announced last week it purchased 175 acres near Hartshorn, including nearly 1.5 miles of land along the Current River - the largest stretch of private frontage remaining in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

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January 27, 2011

Climate Conversations - Protecting forests key to livelihoods, tackling climate change

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8 January 2011

Agreement worth €3.4 million between the Finnish ministry of environment and UPM


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January 21st, 2011

Natura 2000 network further expanded - a good day for salmon, otters and beech forests

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January 12, 2011

European Commission Green Paper on forest protection and information

The results are now available of the public consultation on the EC Green Paper on Forest Protection and Information in the EU: Preparing forests for climate change. The consultation was opened on 1 March 2010, and at the closure of the consultation on 31 July 2010, 261 responses had been received.


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