Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa
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Greenpeace urges Indonesia to strengthen laws to protect forest, peatland - GlobalPost

Greenpeace urges Indonesia to strengthen laws to protect forest, peatland - GlobalPost | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Greenpeace urges Indonesia to strengthen laws to protect forest, peatland GlobalPost Greenpeace learned that the moratorium on forest exploitation has been implemented by President Yudhoyono in forest areas that hosted 30 percent of fire hotspots...
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[Interview] Gestion durable des forêts dans le Bassin du Congo - Thierry Liabastre (AFD)

L'AFD a financé un outil d'aide à la planification de la production forestière pour contribuer à gérer durablement le deuxième plus grand massif forestier au...
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Logging in the DRCongo is out of control, nearly 90 percent illegal - The Epoch Times

Logging in the DRCongo is out of control, nearly 90 percent illegal - The Epoch Times | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Logging in the DRCongo is out of control, nearly 90 percent illegal
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The Congo Basin forests cover an area the combined size of France and South Africa. The forests of Cameroon ...

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Species Extinction Happening 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans?

Species Extinction Happening 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans? | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Species today are vanishing at a rate a thousand times higher than before humans existed. But burgeoning technology is giving conservationists new hope.
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Next big idea in forest conservation? Making community protection economically viable

Next big idea in forest conservation? Making community protection economically viable | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
After years of discovering new species and setting up protected areas, Neil Burgesses' career changed. Currently he is focused on community-driven conservation and on how to improve protected areas in Africa's Eastern Arc mountains region.
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Africa: New report urges greater focus on conflict prevention, as part ...

Africa: New report urges greater focus on conflict prevention, as part ... | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Africa: New report urges greater focus on conflict prevention, as part of efforts to stem the rise in conflicts, and improve security in Africa LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The latest report from...
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Forests & Big Data: 5 Deforestation Hotspots Flying Under the Radar

Forests & Big Data: 5 Deforestation Hotspots Flying Under the Radar | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it

We are still losing forests and trees much faster than they can regrow. In fact, we are losing 50 soccer fields worth of trees every minute!

Many are working to reverse tree cover loss in the world’s largest remaining forests: the Amazon Basin, Congo Basin, tropical forests of Indonesia and the vast boreal forests of Russia and Canada. These are worthy goals, considering that just two countries—Brazil and Indonesia—still account for about half of all tropical forest loss.

But several hugely important deforestation hotspots are still flying under the radar. These forest areas don’t get the headlines or resources of the major tropical regions, but are seeing alarming trends or have lost much of their tree cover already.


Visit the link for more the latest data from Global Forest Watch, an online forest monitoring and alert system.


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Wildlife Fences Alter Ecosystems and Lead to Disappearance of Certain Species

Wildlife Fences Alter Ecosystems and Lead to Disappearance of Certain Species | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Wildlife fences are constructed to protect wildlife from poachers, to prevent the spread of disease and lower the threat of human-wildlife conflict.

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Critical Deforestation ● Forest Conservation (1949) ● A Must-Watch Documentary

Calls attention to the many ways in which man has depleted the forest by greedy and ignorant exploitation for his own gain. Forecasts the dire results of thi...
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Green BC Communities: Forests and Colonialism in Canada

Green BC Communities: Forests and Colonialism in Canada | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Forests should be a renewable resource, but much of forest management in Canada has been economic exploitation of forests with a dash of public relations sustainability. Trees have been planted after forest harvest in ...
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Wild elephants raid villages for food

Wild elephants raid villages for food | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
It's a battle for survival. Loss of habitats and food sources has forced at least three herds of around 60 to 70 wild elephants of Tangail's Garo hills to march to adjacent villages in sea...
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International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 (Preserving #biodiversity is vital for the health of the planet & our societies.
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Human-wildlife conflict on the rise in Narok

Human-wildlife conflict on the rise in Narok | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Increased human activity near wildlife habitats has aggravated the human-wildlife conflict in Narok County.
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Le dessous des cartes - L'Organisation Mondiale du Commerce (OMC)

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Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half - environmentalresearchweb

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half
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By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7°C.

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Danone commits to zero-deforestation palm oil

Danone commits to zero-deforestation palm oil | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Multinational food supplier Danone has pledged to buy all of its palm oil from known and traceable sources by the end of 2015 as part of its target to become completely deforestation and exploitation-free.
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Interview with Bagyeli leader Jeanne Noah on the challenges faced by indigenous peoples in Cameroon

Jeanne Noah, a Bagyeli leader from Cameroon, relates how her community has been displaced from its ancestral forest by a large scale rubber production projec...
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Sustainble Development in the Congo Basin: Moving Beyond the ...

Sustainble Development in the Congo Basin: Moving Beyond the ... | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Using the Rio 92 (and following Earth Summits) perspectives constructed generally around socio-economic and ecological targets, it is evident that the agenda is incomplete in the Congo Basin. The Congo Basin is currently ...
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Conte du Congo : la forêt, les villageois et l'exploitant

Conte du Congo : la forêt, les villageois et l'exploitant | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
Indispensable à l'économie et au développement de pays du bassin du Congo, l'exploitation forestière se fait parfois avec des conséquences catastrophiques po...
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Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
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By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7C. The increase would intensify warming caused by greenhouse gases by half, according to a study by researchers a

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Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7 °C. The increase would intensify warming caused by greenhouse gases by half, according to a new study.

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Jerome Lewis: Challenges for securing land rights of indigenous people in the Congo Basin

Indigenous, hunter-gatherer peoples of the Congo Basin have a unique perception of the use of land. Their systems characteristically aim at ensuring abundanc...
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New measures for human-wildlife co-existence set up, PS says

New measures for human-wildlife co-existence set up, PS says | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
The government has put in place mechanisms to ensure people living close to national parks, game reserves and sanctuaries co-exist peacefully with (Will the new measures mark the end of human-wildlife conflict?
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Human-wildlife conflict on the rise in Narok

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Increased human activity near wildlife habitats has aggravated the human-wildlife conflict in Narok County.
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Wild elephants raid villages for food

Wild elephants raid villages for food | Forest and biodiversty in Congo Basin: Central Africa | Scoop.it
It's a battle for survival. Loss of habitats and food sources has forced at least three herds of around 60 to 70 wild elephants of Tangail's Garo hills to march to adjacent villages in sea...
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