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Elsevier -19 hours ago

Primary forest distribution and representation in a Central European landscape: Results of a large-scale field-based census

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven the global intensification of forest management and climate change, protecting and studying forests ...

Mongabay -2 days ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, July 19, 2019

Tropical forests Small oil palm farmers in Peru are supplying huge companies like Nestlé with their product (Swissinfo.ch). More than three-quarters of commodity suppliers haven’t made deforestation commitments (Supply Chain Dive). Fewer forest elephants means more carbon in the atmosphere, research shows (ZME Science, Gizmodo). The Catholic Church is involved in conservation efforts in the [&#...

ScienceDaily -2 days ago

Sustainable land management key to reducing Amazon wildfires

The unrelenting deforestation of the Amazon region could lead to a dramatic increase to the risk of destructive wildfire outbreaks, research has shown....

Mongabay -2 days ago

New initiative aims to jump-start stalled drive toward zero deforestation

In 2010, some 400 companies grouped under the Consumer Goods Forum agreed to the goal of achieving zero net deforestation by 2020 for the four commodities responsible for the majority of tropical deforestation: soy, palm oil, pulpwood and timber, and beef. Nearly a decade later, though, even as more companies have made similar pledges, “the […]...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Agent-based modeling of “cleaner” cookstove adoption and woodfuel use: An integrative empirical approach

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Arundhati Jagadish, Puneet Dwivedi, Kira D. McEntire, Mamta ChandarAbstractHeavy reliance on biomass for cooking and heating raises concerns of deforestation and forest degradation in rural India. We developed an agent-based model to spatially and temporally understand woodfuel consumption from local forests,...

CBD -4 days ago

Protected forests to grow under new rules, says palm oil watchdog

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P rotected forest areas will grow by up to 10% under new rules to stop deforestation, the palm oil industry watchdog said on Tuesday, which is working to make the edible oil greener....

Mongabay -5 days ago

Experts deny alleged manipulation of Amazon satellite deforestation data

Bolsonaro officials say Brazilian Amazon deforestation data is being manipulated, but offer no evidence. Early data, though not definitive, shows a 2019 increase in deforestation....

Elsevier -5 days ago

Are national commitments to reducing emissions from forests effective? Lessons from Indonesia

Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Fiona Meehan, Luca Tacconi, Kushartati BudiningsihAbstractFor Indonesia to achieve its greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments, it will have to reduce emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and peatland degradation. The National Action Plan for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions was Indone...

Mongabay -6 days ago

On public interest in conservation and internet data (commentary)

Conservationists are increasingly looking toward technology for aid. We are now better able to monitor forest change as result of deforestation or climate change, survey inaccessible areas for rare species using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) or track endangered animals in their journeys across the globe with tracking devices, and use the knowledge obtained […]...

Mongabay -6 days ago

Colombia registers first drop in deforestation since 2016 FARC peace deal

Colombia has registered its first drop in deforestation since the country’s historic 2016 peace deal with former FARC guerrillas closed a chapter on a half-century of armed conflict but also caused rapidly accelerating forest loss in remote regions of the country. The country’s meteorological institute IDEAM released a report based on satellite images showing 198,000 […]...

CBD -6 days ago

Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may fuel deforestation

Imports of a "green fuel" source may be inadvertently increasing deforestation and the demand for new palm oil, a study says....

CBD -6 days ago

German development minister: To protect the Amazon rainforest, greater commitment is needed

In an interview with EURACTIV's media partner Deutsche Welle, Germany's Economic Cooperation and Development Minister, Gerd Müller, spoke about his trip to Brazil and Germany's role in stopping the Amazon rainforest' continued deforestation....