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Poverty Reduction - Deforestation, Poverty & Economic Dependency

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May 31, 2011

Congo's poor need incentives to save giant forest

Simon Kasagana knows his meager livelihood depends on the forest, but like many others eking out a living in the vast Congo basin, he has little choice but to destroy it.

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May 25, 2011

Indirect effect hampers Brazil's 'soy moratorium' from protecting forest

Researchers in the US have, for the first time, quantified the indirect effect that changing pasture land over to soy or biofuel production can have on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

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May 14, 2011

Program that cuts illegal logging by providing high quality health care in Borneo wins major conservation award

The co-founder of an initiative that discourages illegal logging by bringing affordable, high quality health care to impoverished communities in Indonesian Borneo has been recognized with a prestigious conservation award.

Dr. Hotlin Ompusunggu, co-founder of Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI), was this week awarded the £30,000 Whitley Award during a ceremony hosted in London by Princess Anne.

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9 May 2011

UK animal feed helping to destroy Asian rainforest, study shows

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27 April 2011

More community-based management key to forests survival

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April 29, 2011

Options for REDD+ Voluntary Certification

Our objective was to compare and evaluate the practical applicability to REDD+ of ten forest management, social, environmental and carbon standards that are currently active worldwide: Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB), CCB REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards (CCBA REDD+ S&E), Ca

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20 April, 2011

Forests and food security: What we know and need to know

BOGOR, Indonesia (20 April, 2011)_A few weeks ago, I met a senior diplomat from one of the countries where CIFOR conducts research.

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April 20 2011

Swiss water firm taps Kenya’s carbon market

A Swiss water treatment firm is seeking a piece of Kenya’s carbon market through distribution of water purifiers to reduce the use of firewood and kerosene for water treatment in western Kenya.

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It's Time to Outlaw Land Grabbing, Not to Make It "Responsible"!

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18 April 2011

Why the International Day of Peasants' Struggles is important


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