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Sustainable Forest Management
La forêt mise à mal dans la wilaya d'El TarfAlgérie Presse Service | 19 May 2012
EL TARF - Les superficies forestières de la wilaya dEl Tarf qui couvrent près de 165.000 hectares sont "mises à mal" depuis quelques temps par une multitude dinterventions illicites, a indiqué samedi à lAPS le conservateur des forêts, Mohamed Teyar.Des individus "avides de gain facile" ont...
FIP Pilot Country Meeting Evaluates REDD+ Initiativesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 25 Apr 2012
The third meeting of pilot countries participating in the Forest Investment Program (FIP) brought together representatives from Brazil, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico and Peru to discuss the REDD+ policies implementation in their countries, as well as innovative approaches to promote mitigation through reducing pressure over natural forests.
Thirty years of sustainable Forest management in AfricaAfrican Development Bank | 10 Apr 2012
As a contribution to the commemoration of the UN International Year of Forests (2011), the United Nations Forum on Forests commissioned the publication of a book entitled Forests for People which contains submissions from key institutions and professionals that are making important contributions...
Celebrating the world's forest heroesIUCN | 22 Mar 2012
Today, World Forestry Day, we report on the outstanding efforts of people who have made an extraordinary contribution towards protecting forests and forest communities. At a special ceremony hosted recently by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), the Forest Hero Award was presented to six regional winners.
Changement climatique : sauver les forêts grâce aux écosystèmesmediaterre.org | 07 Mar 2012
Les écosystèmes des forêts sont un moyen efficace de lutter contre la vulnérabilité sociale liée aux effets négatifs du changement climatique. Cela est bien possible grâce à une gestion durable et maitrisée des forêts. Au Mali, les forêts sont rares mais les savanes, qui constituent 25% de la...
Cameroon: Cameroon government cracks down on illegal loggingfeedproxy.google.com | 05 Mar 2012
Cameroon By Elias Ntungwe NgalameYAOUNDE, Cameroon (AlertNet) - The government of Cameroon has intensified a crackdown on illegal loggers in a measure aimed at conserving the country's forest resources and combating the effects of climate change.Read the full article on AlertNet.
Burkina Faso, DRC and Ghana to attend FIP pilot country meetingAfrican Development Bank | 23 Feb 2012
On 2-3 April 2012, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana will join other countries from around the world participating in the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) in Brasilia, Brazil, for their third annual FIP pilot country meeting. As an implementing agent of the CIF, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will also attend.
Energy Solutions: Briquettes in UgandaEnvironment South Africa | 31 Jan 2012
In this report from Earth Focus, briquettes made from saw dust and agricultural waste help save forests and improve people's health. read full article
Brown Revolution brings new hopeAfricaFiles | 19 Jan 2012
By re-creating the movement of herds over the land, Zimbabwe has found a way to reverse desertification. Calling it the "Brown Revolution", farmers are planning where livestock are grazing, revitalizing depleted soils. Water and carbon retention in the soil are improved with this simple, and cost effective, strategy. CJW
MADAGASCAR: Illegal rosewood trade continuesIRIN News | 19 Jan 2012
ANTALAHA 19 January 2012 (IRIN) - Environmentalists and the international community are trying to find ways of limiting the damage caused by an explosion in the illegal logging of precious hardwoods in Madagascar since a major political crisis began there nearly three years ago.
allAfrica.com: Angola: Maiombe Environment Network Sets up Production Centre of Native TreesAllAfrica.com | 16 Jan 2012
Luanda — The Maiombe Environmental Network is creating a centre for production of native trees in Luanda, as part of the forest polygon project of Zango, aimed at curbing the climate change, Angop learnt Wednesday.According to the Secretary General, Rafael Neto, the centre which has been in the experimental phase since last year expects to produce, initially, 15,000 seedlings that will be thrown onto the ground, for afforestation process...
World: African Rainforests Continue to Face Challengesfeedproxy.google.com | 06 Jan 2012
Source: Voice of America Country: World, Democratic Republic of the Congo (the) The African continent contains about 30 percent of the world's global rainforests, second only to the Amazon. Scientists and...
Malawi: Malawi traditional leaders step up to help fight forest firesfeedproxy.google.com | 03 Jan 2012
Source: AlertNet Country: Malawi By Karen SanjeBLANTYRE, Malawi (AlertNet) - Malawi's traditional leaders have been enlisted to help prevent forest fires that are threatening livelihoods, producing climate-changing emissions and damaging the environment in this southeast African nation.Read the full story on AlertNet
Le Burkina évalue ses ressources forestières pour en assurer sa gestion durablemediaterre.org | 15 Dec 2011
L'environnement se dégrade au fil des années et le ministère en charge de ce secteur entend lutter contre la disparition des espèces végétales. Pour ce faire, les acteurs de l'environnement au nombre de 110 sont venus des treize régions du Burkina pour participer à l'atelier national de validation des résultats des travaux menés par le projet BKF/015 " second inventaire forestier national " (IFN2). Cette étude sur le système d'informations forestières vise à répertorier les espèces (...)
Africa's shrinking forests need urgent help, climate change talks hearAfrican Development Bank | 05 Dec 2011
Forests take up a huge amount of the continent, but are one of Africas most misunderstood and undervalued natural resources.At a discussion on deforestation at the climate change conference, or COP 17, in Durban, delegates learned that forests account for 23 percent of Africas land area. The...
Africa is losing its deforestation battle and action needed, say expertsAfrican Development Bank | 05 Dec 2011
The UN-based fund that helps compensate developing countries combat deforestation should start fighting the causes as well as the effects. That was one of the main recommendations from forestry experts who gathered at the climate change conference, COP 17, in Durban.The discussion mainly focused on deforestation in Africa, particularly in the Congo Basin, which has the second largest rainforest after South America.
Observing Deforestation from Spaceips.org | 30 Nov 2011
By Kristin Palitza Rainforest cleared by burning in the state of Acre, Brazil./ Mario Osava/IPSDURBAN, South Africa, Nov 30 (IPS) – Global climate change can now be observed from space. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) launched a new technology that can...
KENYA: Like a Fish Belongs to Water, the Ogiek Belong to the Mau Forestips.org | 25 Nov 2011
By Miriam GathigahSettlers dig trenches in the Mau Forest to divert water to irrigate their illegal farm plots. / Miriam Gathigah/IPS NAIROBI, Nov 25 (IPS) – The resettlement of evictees from Kenyas Mau Forest remains a humanitarian and environmental concern for the country as more than...