June sees sharp rise in deforestation in Amazon, taking gloss off other recent news on deforestation reduction and study suggesting Brazil can meet growing food demand without clearing more rainforest. 775 more words
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MONTEVERDE – Small and soft-spoken, Gabriel Barboza leans over a fallen tree to point out a hint of greenery protruding from damp bark. Barboza, known in the small mountain community of Monteverde as “the orchid guru,” is an expert on this tiny epiphyte found only in Costa Rica. 1,404 more words
Is REDD+ the right approach to reducing deforestation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South Pacific?
By Rory Walshe
Greenpeace protesting deforestation in Papua New Guinea (Greenpeace Australia/Pacific 2011)
In international climate change policy, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is often championed as an important mechanism in response to the accepted fact that deforestation and forest degradation accounts for approximately 20% of global greenhouse emissions ( 2,581 more words
Ring-tailed Lemurs…ghosts of the forest.
Ring-tailed Lemurs have thick grey fur with long black and white striped tails. They have large, intelligent brown eyes in small triangular shaped heads. 180 more words