Deforestation http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30164/all en Paper firm says to stop cutting Indonesia's natural forests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/paper-firm-says-to-stop-cutting-indonesias-natural-forests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael Taylor</p> <p>JAKARTA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - One of the world's biggest pulp and paper companies said it would stop using timber from Indonesia's natural forests and only use trees from plantations in a drive that an environmental group said may be a milestone if the company keeps its promise.</p> <p>Tropical Indonesia is seen as an important country in the fight against climate change and is under international pressure to stop rampant deforestation and destruction of carbon-rich peatlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/paper-firm-says-to-stop-cutting-indonesias-natural-forests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deforestation Entertainment Environment Forestry Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746110 at http://www.globalpost.com Disney invests in Peru to prevent deforestation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/disney-invests-peru-prevent-deforestation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Walt Disney Company has bought $3.5 million in carbon credits to prevent the destruction of a jungle in the country's Amazon.</p> <p>The Alto Mayo forest -- home to 1,500 settlers -- spans 180,000 hectares in Peru's northeast department of San Martin and contains 23 species of endangered flora and fauna.</p> <p>"The objective Disney shares is to slow down the pace of deforestation in the protected natural area, which has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the country," said Luis Espinel, director of the NGO Conservation International that manages the forest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/disney-invests-peru-prevent-deforestation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climatology Deforestation Disney Forestry The Walt Disney Company AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:16:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789029 at http://www.globalpost.com Rising deforestation sparks concern in Brazil Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/rising-deforestation-sparks-concern-brazil-amazon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is on the rise sharply, sparking alarm over the future of the world's biggest rainforest. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/brazil-data-suggests-spike-amazon-deforestation" target="_blank">Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon</a> is on the rise sharply, sparking alarm over the future of the world&#39;s biggest rainforest.</p> <p>Between June and last August, Imazon, the first independent monitoring system for the area, detected a 100 percent surge in the clearing of land.</p> <p>That&#39;s in stark contrast to last year, when deforestation fell to 4,751 square kilometers (1,834 square miles), its lowest level in decades.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/rising-deforestation-sparks-concern-brazil-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Deforestation Forestry ParĂ¡ Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:45:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5914155 at http://www.globalpost.com Drug trafficking ravages Central American forests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/drug-trafficking-ravages-central-american-forests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Drug trafficking in Central America is emerging as a major threat to forests, as smugglers cut trees for secret roads, landing strips and fake farms to launder money, researchers said Thursday.</p> <p>This widespread environmental abuse in remote regions of Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua is a direct result of US anti-drug policies, experts wrote in the journal Science.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/drug-trafficking-ravages-central-american-forests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deforestation Forestry Honduras AFP Fri, 31 Jan 2014 03:48:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6057755 at http://www.globalpost.com Google-backed database steps up fight on deforestation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140220/google-backed-database-steps-fight-deforestation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google, environmentalists and governments on Thursday unveiled a state-of-the-art database to track deforestation, hoping to ramp up enforcement of a major culprit behind climate change.</p> <p>The website, <a href="http://www.globalforestwatch.org" title="www.globalforestwatch.org">www.globalforestwatch.org</a>, will show tree loss around the world in high resolution and with frequent updates. The data -- aimed both at policymakers and companies buying from forest areas -- will be available for free and not require much technical skill to use.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140220/google-backed-database-steps-fight-deforestation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deforestation Forestry Systems ecology Technology War AFP Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:36:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6076315 at http://www.globalpost.com Google-backed database steps up fight on deforestation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140220/google-backed-database-steps-fight-deforestation-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google, environmentalists and governments on Thursday unveiled a state-of-the-art database to track deforestation, hoping to ramp up enforcement of a major culprit behind climate change.</p> <p>The website, <a href="http://www.globalforestwatch.org" title="www.globalforestwatch.org">www.globalforestwatch.org</a>, will show tree loss around the world in high resolution and with frequent updates. The data -- aimed both at policymakers and companies buying from forest areas -- will be available for free and not require much technical skill to use.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140220/google-backed-database-steps-fight-deforestation-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deforestation Forestry Systems ecology Technology War AFP Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:36:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6076316 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia's Ecopetrol, environmental bodies team up to reduce carbon emissions http://www.globalpost.com/node/6118156 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bogota, Apr 10 (EFE).- Colombian environmental bodies and state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol unveiled seven joint initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation.</p> <p>The project, led by Ecopetrol, Natural National Parks of Colombia and the Natura Foundation, will be carried out at reserves, national parks, buffer zones and rural areas of the northern provinces of Antioquia, Santander, Norte de Santander and Boyaca.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6118156" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deforestation Ecopetrol Ecopetrol Environment Forestry Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:03:58 +0000 Agencia EFE 6118156 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia's Ecopetrol, environmental bodies team up to reduce carbon emissions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140410/colombias-ecopetrol-environmental-bodies-team-reduce-carbon-emissio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bogota, Apr 10 (EFE).- Colombian environmental bodies and state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol unveiled seven joint initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation.</p> <p>The project, led by Ecopetrol, Natural National Parks of Colombia and the Natura Foundation, will be carried out at reserves, national parks, buffer zones and rural areas of the northern provinces of Antioquia, Santander, Norte de Santander and Boyaca.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140410/colombias-ecopetrol-environmental-bodies-team-reduce-carbon-emissio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deforestation Ecopetrol Ecopetrol Environment Forestry Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:03:58 +0000 Agencia EFE 6118157 at http://www.globalpost.com Laos receives 3.6 mln grant for forest protection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140822/laos-receives-36-mln-grant-forest-protection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Laos receives 3.6 mln grant for forest protection</p> <p>VIENTIANE, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Lao government has received a 3.6 million U.S. dollar grant to strengthen forest protection and management, according to a World Bank press release Friday.</p> <p>The grant agreement was signed by the Lao government and the World Bank while the 3.6 million U.S. dollar grant was provided by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140822/laos-receives-36-mln-grant-forest-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deforestation Environment Forestry Laos Xinhua News Agency Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:04:05 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6238262 at http://www.globalpost.com