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Springer -2 days ago

Institutional quality, economic development and illegal logging: a quantitative cross-national analysis

Abstract Illegal logging is a global concern, associated with severe negative environmental, social and economic impacts, such as deforestation, degradation of biodiversity and loss of government revenues. Despite recent international efforts to combat illegal logging activities, the problem remains widespread. While the academic literature on the subject is extensive, little sys...

Springer -2 days ago

Moisture and vegetation cover limit ponderosa pine regeneration in high-severity burn patches in the southwestern US

Abstract Background Fire regimes are shifting in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson)-dominated forests, raising concern regarding future vegetation patterns and forest resilience, particularly within high-severity burn patches. The southwestern US has recently experienced a marked increase in large fires that prod...

Mongabay -4 days ago

Deforestation-free beef stymied by Brazil’s unequal supply chain

In Brazil’s beef industry, meatpackers or slaughterhouses that are monitored and audited to comply with zero-deforestation purchasing criteria compete against facilities that flout the rules. Ranches with the space and resources to increase productivity without cutting down trees exist alongside smaller operations that aren’t even listed on the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR). For the latte...

Mongabay -5 days ago

‘Zero illegal deforestation’ – One more Bolsonaro distortion (commentary)

The Brazilian president is making big promises to reduce Amazon deforestation, even as he moves to legalize large scale land theft with potentially catastrophic results for Earth’s climate and the Amazon....

Mongabay -1 week ago

Drugs and agriculture cause deforestation to skyrocket at Honduran UNESCO site

Tucked away on the Caribbean side of Honduras lies the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, an area some in size with abundant green forests, rivers, ponds, and a great variety of wildlife. Because of its natural richness, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared it a World Heritage Site in 1980. The Río […]...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Brazilian Amazon released more carbon than it absorbed over past 10 years

International team of researchers also found that deforestation rose nearly four-fold in 2019 The Brazilian Amazon released nearly 20% more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the past decade than it absorbed, according to a startling report that shows humanity can no longer depend on the world’s largest tropical forest to help absorb manmade carbon pollution.From 2010 through 2019, Brazil...

CBD -1 week ago

Study sheds new insight on forest loss and degradation in Brazilian Amazon

An international team led by Xiangming Xiao, George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences, published a paper in the April issue of the journal Nature Climate Change that has major implications on forest policies, conservation and management practices in the Brazilian Amazon....

CBD -1 week ago

They are killing our forest, Brazilian tribe warns

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has asked for $1bn (£720m) a year in foreign aid to reduce illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. But under Mr Bolsonaro deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has soared, jeopardising the livelihoods of some of the world's most vulnerable indigenous communities....

timberbiz -1 week ago

Euro study showing 69% increase in logging, it may be just 6%

Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe? Apparently so, but not as much as reported last July in a controversial study published in Nature. The study, titled ‘Abrupt increase in harvested forest area over Europe after 2015’, used satellite data to assess forest cover and claimed an abrupt increase of 69% in the harvested forest in Europe from 2016. Source: Timberbiz The authors, from...

Mongabay -1 week ago

Malaysian firm bidding to clear Papua forest loses land bid, but deforestation persists

This article was co-published with The Gecko Project.  A court in the Indonesian city of Jayapura has ruled against a Malaysian logging and property conglomerate in its bid to retain control of the rights to clear some of the world’s third-largest rainforest for an oil palm plantation. Despite the decision, handed down April 27, the […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Make or break moment for forestry says UN

Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Amina Mohammed said we were at a “make or break moment”, adding that woodlands provide vital functions, including as guardians of fresh water sources and biodiversity protection. Source: Timberbiz “Investing in forests is key to climate resilience and sustainable and resilient recovery”, she underscored, stressing that it is critical for all hands to b...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Like humans, trees benefit from a coffee fix

It’s not just humans who love a coffee fix, it turns out trees like a good cuppa. A by-product of the coffee production process has the potential to speed up restoration of former areas of tropical forest, degraded by deforestation and land conversion. Source: FWPA New research has demonstrated the benefits of coffee pulp, also known as ‘husk’ in making speedy and significant improvements to...

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