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All Eyes on the Forests: The New Norm of Zero-Deforestation - Triple Pundit

All Eyes on the Forests: The New Norm of Zero-Deforestation - Triple Pundit | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Triple Pundit All Eyes on the Forests: The New Norm of Zero-Deforestation Triple Pundit GAR, a sister company to APP, suddenly re-entered the scene, by extending its existing Forest Conservation Policy to cover its suppliers, thus with Wilmar, over...
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In the past two years, we’ve seen rapid changes in the forestry sector.  The APP moratorium on rainforest clearing;  Wilmar zero-deforestation, zero-peatland and zero-social conflict .  Other brands following suit  i.e. Unilever, Mars, Colgate-Palmolive.  We have a new norm of zero-deforestation emerging globally -- the implication is that we are entering a new phase of global forest management and conservation.

 

 

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Here's How Rich Biodiversity CAN Exist In And Around Cities

Here's How Rich Biodiversity CAN Exist In And Around Cities | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
How biodiversity conservation can greatly improve sustainable development (RT @LivableCities: Cities can have huge potential to improve global sustainability: http://t.co/sWWG90Frcq via @urbantimes...
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Rich Biodiversity?  What exactly are they referring to?

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Paraguay presents its first countrywide forest carbon map

Paraguay presents its first countrywide forest carbon map | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
These maps represent a milestone toward the development of the MRV system and reference levels by providing accurate estimation of carbon density for forests in the Atlantic and Chaco regions.
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Consumers expect companies to respect biodiversity, report says - Premium beauty

Consumers expect companies to respect biodiversity, report says - Premium beauty | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Consumers expect companies to respect biodiversity, report says Premium beauty While 87% of consumers surveyed worldwide want companies to adopt sourcing policies that respect biodiversity, only 27 out of the top 100 beauty and personal care...
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Deforestation of Central America rises as Mexico's war on drugs moves south - The Guardian

Deforestation of Central America rises as Mexico's war on drugs moves south - The Guardian | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
The Guardian Deforestation of Central America rises as Mexico's war on drugs moves south The Guardian McSweeney, a geographer at Ohio State University, is the co-author of a recent report on the little-known phenomenon of "narco-deforestation" that...
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The networked beauty of forests - Suzanne Simard

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-networked-beauty-of-forests-suzanne-simard Deforestation causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all trains...
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Symbiosis of fungus and plants -- creating a network -- linking hundreds of trees in forest ecosystems.  Old trees, mother trees function as hubs.  If you selectively harvest old growth trees the resilience to the system is impacted with widespread ramifications.

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Oceans: Sector Results Profile

Oceans: Sector Results Profile | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Ocean ecosystems are changing at a rate and scale not seen since the rise of modern civilization, largely due to human activity.
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Field Methods for Documenting Biodiversity

#Desert, #jungle, #caves. http://t.co/9lOMDyxbRo See what scientists will do to discover new species in all-new videos from the @calacademy
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Forests on Film: New Stories From Nepal and the Congo Basin - New Security Beat

Forests on Film: New Stories From Nepal and the Congo Basin - New Security Beat | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Forests on Film: New Stories From Nepal and the Congo Basin New Security Beat In Nepal, local “community forest user groups” have evolved from natural-resource management organizations to being important decision-making bodies for other community...
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CIFOR Analyzes Challenges to REDD+ in Six Countries - IISD Reporting Services

CIFOR Analyzes Challenges to REDD+ in Six Countries - IISD Reporting Services | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
CIFOR Analyzes Challenges to REDD+ in Six Countries
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CIFOR April 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report analyzing the implementation of REDD+ in six countries.
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Deutsche Bank working with consumer goods companies to help ...

Deutsche Bank working with consumer goods companies to help ... | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Forest loss makes up roughly 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Four agricultural commodities account for about 50% of tropical deforestation.
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‘The Bee’s Burden’: why bees need our help and we need the help of bees

‘The Bee’s Burden’: why bees need our help and we need the help of bees | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Note: The following blog talks about the shocking results from a new study released by Greenpeace International as a part of its Europe-wide campaign to save the bees and agriculture.
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Green Spaces and Skyscrapers | Sustainable Cities Collective

Green Spaces and Skyscrapers | Sustainable Cities Collective | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Visually stunning and environmentally progressive condo buildings and office towers are appearing in Europe and Asia in recent years, including the Bosco Verticale in Milan, Hearst Tower in New York, and Urban Cactus in Rotterdam.
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Mitochondrial DNA reveals lion biodiversity under threat - Greenfudge.org

Mitochondrial DNA reveals lion biodiversity under threat - Greenfudge.org | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Mitochondrial DNA reveals lion biodiversity under threat
Greenfudge.org
A century ago there were two broad strains of lion in abundance. The first of these had dark manes and lived in central Africa, western Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and India.
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Madagascar's bid to save its majestic baobab trees

Madagascar's bid to save its majestic baobab trees | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
With their unique shape and imposing stature, the majestic baobab trees have been an icon of Madagascar's landscape for centuries, unmovable symbols of the tropical island's luscious scenery.
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Global study: REDD+ initiatives see challenges — and opportunities - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Global study: REDD+ initiatives see challenges — and opportunities - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog) | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Global study: REDD+ initiatives see challenges — and opportunities Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog) Editor's Note: REDD+ will be a key theme of discussion at the upcoming Forests Asia Summit, 5-6 May in Jakarta,...
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A Mini Biodiversity Hotspot in Heart of City - The New Indian Express

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A Mini Biodiversity Hotspot in Heart of City
The New Indian Express
A two-day survey conducted on the premises of Government Central High School, Attakulangara enumerated the bird and butterfly species on the campus.
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Soil texture key in deforestation - Yale Daily News (blog)

Soil texture key in deforestation - Yale Daily News (blog) | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Soil texture key in deforestation
Yale Daily News (blog)
A new Yale study reveals soil texture is key to understanding the vulnerability of an ecosystem to deforestation.
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Global study sheds light on challenges to REDD+ - eco-business.com

Global study sheds light on challenges to REDD+ - eco-business.com | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Global study sheds light on challenges to REDD+ eco-business.com An incentive program to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, or REDD+, risks losing momentum over issues of land tenure and economic viability, a new...
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - NSF Google Hangout for Earth Day: Surprising benefits and myths of biodiversity - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - NSF Google Hangout for Earth Day: Surprising benefits and myths of biodiversity - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country. (Why does humanity need the #Earth's biodiversity?
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More Carbon Absorbed By Nutrient-rich Forests - RedOrbit

More Carbon Absorbed By Nutrient-rich Forests - RedOrbit | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
RedOrbit More Carbon Absorbed By Nutrient-rich Forests RedOrbit The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers,...
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Forests and Sea Turtle Nesting Ground At Risk - The Epoch Times

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Forests and Sea Turtle Nesting Ground At Risk
The Epoch Times
Plans for an industrial site threaten one of Malaysia's only marine turtle nesting beaches and a forest home to rare trees and mammals, according to local activists.
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Biodiversity Overview

Biodiversity Overview | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
The world's biodiversity is in trouble, with wildlife crime, the spread of invasive species, and loss of habitat reducing the number of species.
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Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon “Tsunami” - Inter Press Service

Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon “Tsunami” - Inter Press Service | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Inter Press Service Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon “Tsunami” Inter Press Service RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 16 2014 (IPS) - Deforestation, especially in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru, was the main driver of this year's disastrous...
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Web Exclusive: Jharkhand's burning forests - Aljazeera.com

Web Exclusive: Jharkhand's burning forests - Aljazeera.com | ForestLIVE: Forest Stewardship | Scoop.it
Web Exclusive: Jharkhand's burning forests
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Carved out of Bihar in the year 2000, Jharkhand - "The Land of Forests" - is India's richest state in terms of minerals.
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