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2 August, 2012

Deforestation now driven by profit, not poverty

The main drivers of deforestation worldwide are no longer subsistence-level farmers trying to put food on their tables, but corporations, converting massive tracts of land for industrial agriculture, said the founder of the Mongabay website, adding that this offers a rare opportunity for conserva

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August 29th, 2012

REDD+ initiative for saving forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

THE FORESTS in Pakistan are severely threatened by growing consumption of fuel wood and illegal logging. It is feared that if immediate action is not taken this natural resource would be totally consumed within next 15 years.

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August 09, 2012

Deforestation accelerates in Belize

Deforestation in Belize has accelerated since late 2010, reports a new satellite-based assessment of the tiny Central American country's forest cover by CATHALAC (the Water Center for the Humid Trop

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NASA Deforestation Photos: 7 Examples Of Our Disappearing Forests

The effects of deforestation on the Earth are massive. Land is routinely cleared and degraded for agriculture and the production of wood and paper products.

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Do Property Rights Promote Investment But Cause Deforestation?

Many policymakers argue that property rights decrease deforestation. Some theoretical papers also make this prediction, arguing that property rights decrease discount rates applied to a long-term investment in forestry. However, the effect is theoretically ambiguous.

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June 21, 2012

New data and methods paint clearer picture of emissions from tropical deforestation

The Winrock team, which included scientists from Applied GeoSolutions, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and University of Maryland, combined the best available spatially consistent datasets on gross forest loss and forest

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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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June 19, 2012

Farming the forest

Manoel Jose Leite, a small-scale organic farmer, is set to pioneer low-carbon agriculture in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, which for decades has been destroyed by expanding agribusiness.

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20 June 2012

June 2012: The Status of REDD

Analysing REDD+: Challenges and choices

June, 2012. Angelsen, A.; Brockhaus, M.; Sunderlin, W.D.; Verchot, L.V. (eds). Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. 426 pages. ISBN: 978-602-8693-80-6

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June 21, 2012

Deforestation Emissions May Be a Third of Prior Estimates

The carbon emissions from cutting down tropical forests may be about one third of the level previously estimated, according to an article in the journal Science


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