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15/12/2014
Development of oil palm plantations is providing cover for large-scale illegal logging in Indonesian Borneo, driving destruction of some of the island's most biodiverse forests and undermining efforts to reform the country's forestry sector, ...   
10/12/2014
Forest-dependent peoples face grave threats from deforestation and other depredations, warns a new report that urges greater recognition of traditional land use and support of community-led initiatives to fight forest loss. The report, ...   
6/12/2014
The clamor of indigenous peoples for recognition of their ancestral lands resounded among the delegates of 195 countries at the climate summit taking place in the Peruvian capital. "I want my land"¦that's where I live and eat, and it's where my ...   
6/12/2014
Almost a century ago, Russian botanist N.I. Vavilov was traveling the world in search of new species when he identified why equatorial rain forests are so critical to the Earth’s future: They’re the source-pool for 90 percent of the planet’s ...   
13/11/2014
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...   
30/10/2014
In the mid-1990s I visited a magnificent tract of lowland rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. Some of my fondest memories are from that forest: hiking under the towering trees, wading in the crystal-clear streams, and delighting in its spectacular ...   
10/10/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit at the end of September saw a host of governments, agencies and organizations rally around an international agreement aimed at stopping deforestation called the New York Declaration on Forests. In it, three ...   
18/9/2014
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says. But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it ...   
18/9/2014
Since 2008, governments have invested $1.64 billion in funds to kick-start REDD+, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, the global effort to conserve the world's forests in order to better mitigate climate change. However, a ...   
5/9/2014
Panama's efforts to gain funding for standing forests roiled by indigenous opposition There isn’t a word or phrase in the Kuna language for "carbon trading,” and much less for something as complex as REDD+. Standing for Reducing ...   
18/8/2014
Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working. For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest communities and their management of these forests are critical ...   
1/8/2014
José Maria Arara, Almir Surui, and Aureliano Córdoba all have three things in common: each is the leader of a traditional forest community of the Amazon; each lives in a country that nominally recognizes their rights to their forests; and each ...   
23/7/2014
The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests. In what researchers say is the most detailed ...   
16/7/2014
The bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee (Pan paniscus), is a species of great ape that has experienced a steep drop in population over the past two decades due to habitat loss and bushmeat hunting stemming from wars. Found only in the Democratic Republic ...   
24/6/2014
Since 2005, the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation program (REDD+) has functioned as a mechanism to financially incentivize the preservation of forestlands in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But beyond its ...   
10/6/2014
Latin America's parliaments have failed to protect the forests and to guarantee their sustainable use, despite the fact that a number of countries have laws on forests, legislators from the region said at a global summit in the Mexican ...   
26/5/2014
Comprised of over 17,000 islands that are highly susceptible to rising seas, Indonesia is taking stock of its position as the world's third leading emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China. Faced with the upcoming ...   
24/5/2014
Cameroon's government is due to introduce legal reforms by the end of the year to redress weaknesses in its two-decade-old forestry legislation. The new forest code will better protect rainforests and the rights of indigenous communities that ...   
5/5/2014
India has unveiled a draft national policy to provide a roadmap for building comprehensive strategies for cutting carbon emissions from deforestation.Officials said the national policy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest ...   
2/5/2014
Taking forward an agreed framework of the 2013 Warsaw climate conference, India has come out with a draft national policy on 'reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (popularly known as REDD+ initiative) which will enable ...   
12/4/2014
A Washington-based human rights organization warns of an unprecedented “carbon grab” by governments and investors that will infringe upon the rights of indigenous peoples in low- and middle-income countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. ...   
25/3/2014
Indigenous and forest-dependent peoples from Asia, Africa and Latin America have called for increased recognition of customary land rights in order to curb deforestation and ensure the survival of their communities. “We, forest peoples, ...   
12/3/2014
A new online tool, dubbed ForestDefender, aims to help indigenous people understand and implement their rights in regard to forests. The database, developed by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), brings together vast amounts of ...   
8/2/2014
Progress toward securing the land rights of forest communities has slowed around the world, with some hard-won gains threatening to be rolled back in some countries even as others see advances, forest experts said this week.In Indonesia, ...   
22/1/2014
The Kenyan government has sent Kenya Forest Service guards, with police support, to Embobut Forest in the Cherangany Hills to forcibly and illegally evict thousands of Sengwer indigenous people from their ancestral forest lands and burn their ...   

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