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Mongabay -yesterday

Guatemala tightens cattle ranching rules, but can they stop deforestation?

Guatemala is getting ready to implement new regulatory programs for the cattle industry in hopes of slowing the rate of deforestation in some of the country’s most at-risk tropical forests. The government has invested in quarantine pens for cattle raised in Petén, a department that has struggled to prevent cattle ranching from encroaching on the […]...

CBD -yesterday

France's Axa to invest 1.5 bln euros to fight deforestation

French insurer Axa said on Thursday it will invest 1.5 billion euros ($1.74 billion) to support sustainable forest management as part of new commitments to fight deforestation and preserve biodiversity. The announcement comes a day after more than 100 countries called for urgent action on biodiversity with the 'Kunming Declaration' in China....

The Guardian -yesterday

UK to push plan to ‘halt and reverse global deforestation by 2030’ at Cop26

Government will call for producers and consumers of commodities such as soya and cocoa to commit to stopping land clearancesThe UK government is pushing for an ambitious agreement among world leaders at Cop26 to halt and reverse forest loss and degradation, the Guardian can reveal.Big producers and consumers of deforestation-linked commodities such as soya, cocoa, coffee and palm oil have been ask...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Deforestation threatens tree kangaroo habitat in Papua New Guinea

The forests of northwestern Papua New Guinea are home to a group of wide-eyed and reclusive marsupials known as tree kangaroos. As their name suggests, they spend a lot of their lives in the canopy and depend on the forest for survival. For more than a decade, conservationists and scientists have been working to protect […]...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Forests falling for cashew monocultures: A ‘repeated mistake’ in Côte d’Ivoire (commentary)

Farmers in northern Côte d’Ivoire are full of praise for cashew, the Brazilian nut tree introduced in the 1960s – ironically, it turns out – to combat deforestation. They rhapsodize about its ease of production compared to cotton, that although still grown, once formed the heart of the rural economy. And they love the development […]...

Mongabay -3 days ago

To predict forest loss in protected areas, look at nearby unprotected forest

Protected forests, such as those in national parks, are unlikely to be cut down when surrounded by intact forests. Conversely, when a protected forest’s neighboring lands are degraded, it’s likely that deforestation will encroach into the protected area as well, according to a new study. The study, which analyzed satellite images of protected forests worldwide, […]...

CBD -3 days ago

We can't tackle climate change if we don't look after our forests, says new report

Seven years on from the New York Declaration on Forests - a global pact to end deforestation by 2030 - most countries are falling far short of their national goals....

The Guardian -4 days ago

Bolsonaro must be held criminally responsible for assault on the Amazon, say activists

In a petition to the international criminal court experts said the ‘mass deforestation’ poses a clear dangerThe Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro must be held criminally responsible for a “ruthless” assault on the Amazon that has exacerbated the climate emergency and imperilled humanity’s very survival, activists have argued in a petition to the international criminal court.In a submiss...

Mongabay -4 days ago

Fire and forest loss ignites concern for Brazilian Amazon’s jaguars

In August 2019, an unprecedented number of fires ripped through the Brazilian Amazon, sparking worldwide interest in reports of burning rainforest. In fact, the majority of blazes were on land that had already been stripped of forest. According to a report from the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP), at least 1,250 square kilometers […]...

Mongabay -4 days ago

Fire and forest loss ignite concern for Brazilian Amazon’s jaguars

In August 2019, an unprecedented number of fires ripped through the Brazilian Amazon, sparking worldwide interest in reports of burning rainforest. In fact, the majority of blazes were on land that had already been stripped of forest. According to a report from the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP), at least 1,250 square kilometers […]...

CBD -4 days ago

UN deforestation scheme under scrutiny after Indonesia debacle

The collapse of a $1-billion deal to curb Indonesian deforestation has highlighted the pitfalls of a UN-backed global initiative, which critics say has been ineffective and trampled on indigenous communities' rights....

Mongabay -5 days ago

Brazil reports increase in Amazon logging

Selective forest cutting in the Amazon is on the rise, according to data released on Friday by the Brazilian government. Monthly deforestation alert data published by Brazil’s national space research institute INPE showed that outright forest clearing in the Brazilian Amazon rose a marginal 2% from 964 square kilometers (606 square miles) to 985 square […]...

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