Sustainable Forest Management
UK to pay developing countries £100m to protect forestsEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 12 Dec 2008
The UK has used the UN climate change conference in Poznan as the backdrop to launch plans to offer financial rewards to developing countries prepared to take action to protect their forests.
Rich Countries Must Pay for Rainforests - UK ReportPlanet Ark | 14 Oct 2008
LONDON - Rich countries should pay tropical nations billions of dollars a year to save their forests, using donor money and global carbon markets to foot the bill, said a UK-commissioned report on Tuesday.
Brazil Launches Ambitious Fund for Amazon ForestPlanet Ark | 04 Aug 2008
RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva launched an international fund on Friday to finance conservation and sustainable development in the Amazon as deforestation rates rise.
Direct mail tries to go green. No, really.International Herald Tribune | 23 Jul 2008
A group of direct-marketing companies, along with a handful of their corporate clients, are banding together to make an inherently unsustainable practice at least a little bit greener.
Brazil National Parks Mismanaged and Raided - GovtPlanet Ark | 09 Jul 2008
BRASILIA - Brazil's nature reserves, which harbor much of the world's biodiversity, are grossly mismanaged, underfunded, and often ransacked by intruders, the environment minister said on Tuesday.
Are you being green washed?Guardian Unlimited | 06 Jul 2008
Travel: Everyone is jumping on the green bandwagon - but can we be sure what they promise is what they deliver? Tom Robbins reports
Green Spaces: June's nominationsThe Times | 04 Jul 2008
The Eden Project is truly impressive. Not simply because a desolate part of Cornwall has been given new life, and not because a rainforest, wherever you find it, is the stuff of dreams.
Saved: the wildest place on earthThe Times | 17 Jun 2008
Endlessness. It's the most intoxicating thing on earth: a place that goes on for ever. Or seems to. While I was there, I felt as if there were no cities left on earth, hardly any people, that civilisation had never happened.
Tanzania tree strikes right noteBBC | 09 May 2008
The national tree of Tanzania, the "Mpingo", used to make musical instruments, is one of the most valuable trees in the world, but it is under threat from illegal logging.
Palm oil wiping out key orangutan habitat: activistsYahoo! News | 07 May 2008
One of the biggest populations of wild orangutans on Borneo will be extinct in three years without drastic measures to stop the expansion of palm oil plantations, conservationists said Wednesday.
Ireland announces forestry schemesEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 25 Mar 2008
The Irish government has announced details of a new set of forestry schemes aimed at improving and growing Ireland's woodland areas.
Brazil goes to war against loggingNature | 12 Mar 2008
It represents half of the world's rainforest and is home to one-third of Earth's species, yet the Amazon has one of the highest rates of deforestation. Jeff Tollefson looks at efforts to curb the problem.
Save the treesNature | 05 Mar 2008
Scientists and policy-makers will meet in Bonn this June to discuss one of the most pressing concerns to come out of December's United Nations climate meeting #20; how to manage the world's tropical forests. Jeff Tollefson examines some of the proposals.
South Africa to begin elephant cullGuardian Unlimited | 26 Feb 2008
Science & environment: Government lifts moratorium on the culling of the native elephant to cope with booming population