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Rapid Response Turns Shrinking Kenyan Lake Into Protected Area

Archived, 74 days ago From  

KENYA - Lake Ol Bolossat is home to thriving hippopotamus families and a wealth of stunning waterbirds. But human activity is drying up this oasis of life. Just in the nick of time, a CEPF-funded campaign persuaded the Kenyan Government to grant formal prote ...

Cambodia Creates Its First Marine National Park Where Pirate Fishers Prowl

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CAMBODIA - In February, Cambodia announced the establishment of its very first marine national park, covering 524 square kilometers (202 square miles) in the Gulf of Thailand. But the declaration does nothing to protect the environment, at least in the short te ...

Debates Heat Up As Indonesian Palm Oil Moratorium Is About To Be Signed

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INDONESIA - Two years after he announced a freeze on new oil palm plantation permits, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia finally appears to be on the verge of putting it into effect, ahead of regional elections set to take place this June. But some distance rema ...

Recent Op-ed Misses The Forest For The Trees

Archived, 75 days ago From Conservation International 

A recent op-ed published in Yale Environment 360, Greenwashed Timber: How Sustainable Forest Certification Has Failed,? missed the mark in its criticisms of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an organization that certifies sustainable wood and pap ...

Cerrado: Appreciation Grows For Brazils Savannah, Even As It Vanishes

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BRAZIL - We bounce down a potholed red sand road that cuts through a seemingly impenetrable green thicket that rises up on either side. It?s the wet season in Western Bahia state, Brazil, and the Cerrado blossoms. ...

Sarawak Makes 80 Percent Forest preservation commitment, But Some Have Doubts

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MALAYSIA - The Malaysian state of Sarawak is committing to the preservation of 80 percent of its land area as primary and secondary forest, according to an announcement by Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg made February 26 in the city ...

Coral Reefs Are Getting KO?d By Climate Change

Archived, 76 days ago From  

Coral bleaching is bad news for fragile marine ecosystems. Mass bleaching of corals on a wide scale is worse news still. Yet bleaching en masse reefs around the seas are, according to scientists who have surveyed bleaching records of 100 reefs collec ...

Indigenous Women March In Ecuador, Vow To Defend Our Territory

Archived, 78 days ago From  

ECUADOR - About 350 Indigenous women from across the Ecuadorian Amazon gathered here yesterday to celebrate International Women?s Day, and, they say, to fight back against a system that violates their rights. Many women spoke out specifically against the extra ...

Public Access To Indonesian Plantation Data Still Mired In Bureaucracy

Archived, 79 days ago From  

INDONESIA - The Indonesian government has still not made publicly available its detailed maps and related documents on plantation companies operating in the country, a year after the nation?s highest court ordered it to do so in the interests of transparency. ...

Carbon Credit Prices Too Low To Protect Forests From Rubber, Study Finds

Archived, 79 days ago From  

Rubber plantations cover around 86,000 square kilometers (33,200 square miles) in Southeast Asia and conservationists worry they are posing an increasingly major threat to the region?s rainforests. A new study published recently in Nature Communicati ...

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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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