Posts Tagged ‘deforestation’

Chasing Carbon: A Conservancy Family Prepares to Spend Summer in Southern Mexico

Written by Guest Blogger on . Posted in Learn

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What does their dad do when he flies to Indonesia, Brazil or Mexico for work? The Ellis kids are about to find out! Follow along as they follow their father, Peter Ellis, a forest carbon scientist for The Nature Conservancy, to Mexico for the summer. Planet Change will track the Ellis family’s adventures — starting today, as mom Jes Ellis gets ready for the trip.

Stars in the Amazon

Written by Rane Cortez on . Posted in Learn

Sunset where the Xingu and Fresco Rivers meet.

In her 7th post from the front lines of Amazon deforestation, Rane Cortez witnesses a landmark moment for São Felix when indigenous groups join together with government agencies to achieve zero illegal deforestation.

Chocolate: A Sweet Solution to Tropical Deforestation?

Written by Rane Cortez on . Posted in Learn

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When I think about chocolate, in addition to thinking about brownies, I think about saving rainforests and fighting carbon pollution. This week I sat down to talk with leaders of a local agricultural cooperative in São Felix do Xingu, here in the Brazilian Amazon, that helps its members plant cacao – the fruit that eventually becomes the delicious treat we all crave.

Averting “Natural” Disaster in Our Forests

Written by Cole Genge on . Posted in Learn

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A mountain stream’s gurgling and the soft voice of Kao Sisompou, a village forester from Lao People’s Democratic Republic, reverberated off the 300-year-old stone walls of the San Jose ruins. I was seated in the middle of a long nave in what had once been a majestic Spanish church in Antigua, Guatemala, and I reflected on the juxtaposition of setting and the speech’s subject. In a church that had been saved from destruction, I was party to a discussion of the world’s disappearing forests, which are in bad need of rescue.

“Year of Forests” Ends With Progress on Illegal Logging

Written by Wahjudi Wardojo on . Posted in Learn

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Forests have come to stand as a near-universal symbol for nature and the environmental movement.

But in the environmental context, green really means one thing: forests. Forests have come to stand as a near-universal symbol for nature and the environmental movement. They even speak to the increasing percentage of the global population that lives in cities, who are far more dependent on forests than they perhaps realize.

This connection — between people and forests — underpins the second Asia Pacific Forestry Week that took place from Nov. 7-11 in Beijing (and is also the theme of the 2011 UN-declared International Year of Forests).

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