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REDD-Monitor -yesterday

Crocodile skin shoes, corruption, oil exploration, deforestation, and the Republic of Congo

Last week, REDD-Monitor wrote about the US$65 million that the Central African Forest Initiative is giving to the Republic of Congo, supposedly to stop deforestation. Just over one week after the deal was signed, the republic of San Marino confiscated €19 million that the Republic of Congo’s corrupt dictator, Denis Sassou Nguesso, had allegedly squirrelled […]...

The Guardian -yesterday

Leading burger supplier sourced from Amazon farmer using deforested land

Brazilian meat company which has supplied McDonald’s and Burger King bought cattle from farm using deforested land earlier this year, investigation showsThe world’s biggest supplier of burgers sourced meat from a farmer in the Amazon who had been found guilty of using deforested land, say reports, even as new figures reveal the beef industry’s deforestation risks.Marfrig, a Brazilian meat co...

The Guardian -yesterday

Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds

Criminals threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people, Human Rights Watch findsDeforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is a lucrative business largely driven by criminal networks that threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people who try to stop them, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.Rainforest Mafias concludes th...

WRI -2 days ago

For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation

For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn India, legal recognition of forest communities' land rights has enabled villages to invest in sustainable, more productive land management. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition. In India's Narmada District — a verdant landscape of rivers, forests and fields — villages re...

WRI -2 days ago

STATEMENT: New York Declaration of Forests assessment shows we’re losing the battle, but we can still beat deforestation

STATEMENT: New York Declaration of Forests assessment shows we’re losing the battle, but we can still beat deforestation WASHINGTON, D.C. September 12, 2019 — A new report to assess progress on the New York Declaration of Forests (NYDF) —signed on September of 2014— was released today in the lead-up to the 2019 United Nations Climate Summit. Five years after a landmark pledge to cut the ...

USFS -5 days ago

Shrubland and woodland restoration in the mediterranean basin

Landscapes and ecosystems in the Mediterranean basin (MB) have been profoundly modified after a long history of land use and deforestation, which has caused extensive land degradation. In the last third of the 20th century, extensive land abandonment occurred in European Mediterranean countries, which dramatically increased fuel load and continuity in landscape and, consequently, large wildfires. ...

Mongabay -5 days ago

Worldwide deforestation rising despite bold commitments, report finds

A landmark pledge known as the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) aimed at stopping the loss and degradation of forests is falling short of its goals, according to a new report released Sept. 12. “Since the NYDF was launched five years ago, deforestation has not only continued — it has actually accelerated,” Charlotte Streck, […]...

REDD-Monitor -5 days ago

Republic of Congo to get US$65 million from the Central African Forest Initiative. Will it stop deforestation? Not a chance

Last week, the President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, flew to Paris in a hired Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most luxurious planes in the world. Le Figaro estimates that a one-way flight from Brazzaville to Paris would cost about US$500,000. Needless to say, Sassou Nguesso’s wife, Antoinette, travelled with him. […]...

The Guardian -5 days ago

A 2,000km journey through the Amazon rainforest - podcast

Tom Phillips describes his recent Amazon trip and examines the impact of the new era of wrecking ushered in by Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro. Also, Rhik Samadder on coping with depression when your job involves trying to amuse peopleAfter Brazil’s unusually severe Amazon burning season sparked an international outcry last month, Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right government has launched a globa...

CBD -5 days ago

Amazon fish species at risk if fires destroy river habitat

MANAUS, Brazil - This year's unusually severe fires in the Amazon have not only attracted widespread international attention, but also illuminated the effects of mounting deforestation in the region, from evaporating rains to rising carbon dioxide emissions. Yet one effect of forest loss in the Amazon has largely been ignored: how it influences the river system and the fish living in it....

Mongabay -6 days ago

REDD+ more competitive than critics believe, study finds

A global strategy aimed at stemming climate change-inducing carbon emissions from tropical forest loss would better accomplish its goals if implemented in the manner intended, according to recent research. The strategy known as REDD+, or reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, could also help to end the “business-as-usual” interests that have been blamed for […]...

IISD -6 days ago

Amazon Countries Commit to Protect Forests and Promote Disaster Prevention

In the Leticia Pact, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname agree to combat deforestation and forest degradation. The countries also agree to create an Amazon network for natural disaster cooperation and prevention, including large-scale forest fires....