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End Of Funding Dims Hopes For A Sumatran Forest Targeted By Palm Oil Growers

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INDONESIA - Its name in Indonesian means ?hope,? but there seems to be little of that remaining for the Harapan rainforest, a tropical woodland oasis in an ever-expanding desert of oil palm plantations in Sumatra. ...

Peru Cracks Down After Environmental Defenders' Murders

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PERU - Authorities in Peru late last month arrested a dozen alleged members of the notorious El Gran Chaparral criminal syndicate. The members were arrested on the charges of murder, land grabbing, and arson from setting forest fires in the ChaparrI Ecologi ...

Novel Research Method Reveals Small-Scale Gold Mining's Impact On Peruvian Amazon

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PERU - According to research released yesterday, small-scale gold mining has led to the destruction of more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon over the past five years. ...

Haiti May Lose All Primary Forest By 2035, Mass Extinction Underway

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HAITI - New findings indicate that at current deforestation rates, all of Haiti's primary forest will be gone within the next two decades, leading to the loss of most of the country's endemic species. ...

Melting China Glacier Draws Tourists, Climate Worries

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CHINA - The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. ...

Arrested Conservationists Face Capital Punishment In Iran

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IRAN - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has expressed its deep concern as five conservationists, including members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), have been charged with crimes punishable by death in Iran. The five ha ...

Troika Of Trouble For Bolivia's Cordillera De Sama Reserve

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BOLIVIA - "This year there was a hailstorm which ruined our garlic crops," says Hilda. ...

Timor-Leste: With Sacrifice And Ceremony, Tribe Sets Eco Rules

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On the morning of Aug. 20, 2012, about 150 men, women and children gathered in the village of Biacou, in northern Timor-Leste. They assembled at a sacred spot called Oho-no-rai to take part in a ceremony inaugurating the village's tara bandu, a custo ...

PPR Virus Poses Threat to Conservation

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A team of conservationists from the Royal Veterinary College, WCS, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna published a letter in this week?s edition of the journal Science on the threat of t ...

Cerrado Farm Community Fights For Life Against Dam, Eucalyptus Growers

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BRAZIL - The tiny settlement, or rather, what remains of it, sits on the border between Maranhao and Tocantins state, and it is steeped in a history of conflict. Its sixty families, now diminished to 29, have fought the government, a consortium of mining and ...

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Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coa ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

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