Timber Concessions in Sumatra Have High Conservation Value

Five industrial plantation forest concessions that supply timber to PT Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in South Sumatra are areas of high conservation value inhabited by endangered Sumatran tigers and other endemic wildlife. Read more below to find out how people are keeping wildlife and their habitats safe. Read more on...

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Why Endangered Species Need Conservation Champs

Endangered species are, sadly, becoming more and more commonplace as the world’s natural resources continue to rapidly deplete and hunting and trapping for prized animal parts continues to grow, particularly in the Chinese market.  Read more below on how these rare animals need increased conservation advocacy and protection if they...

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Experiment Aims to Steep Rainforest in Carbon Dioxide

Scientists, in an effort to determine how rainforests respond to increased CO2 in the atmosphere due to climate change, are conducting an experiment in a patch of the Amazon to see how additional carbon impacts the forest.  Read more below. Read more from Nature Learn more about Forest and Climate...

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Can Saving Forests Help Feed the World?

Mongabay.com is partnering with the Skoll Foundation ahead of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship to bring a series of perspectives that aim to answer the question: How do we feed the world and still address the drivers of deforestation?  Read more below. Read more from Mongabay  Read more about...

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Science on the Impacts of Deforestation and the Effects of Climate Change on Forests

Research published in 2012 provided a better understanding of tropical deforestation’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Two studies — one published in Science and the other published in Nature Climate Change, concluded that while deforestation now accounts for a lower share of global emissions relative to the late 1990s, it still represents roughly 10...

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