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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands, among those failing to clean up their supply chains are:  Nestle, Pepsico, Unilever and Colgate Palmolive. 150,000 acres of Indonesian Rain Forest destroyed for supplying palm oil to  these and other major companies despite thei...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Author Bill Lawrence - Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate, James Cook University An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core forest” — remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sen...
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Posted by on in Forestry
There have been a number of reports in recent months shedding light on the serious threat industrial agribusiness plantations can pose to the habitat of large mammals. Be this the gorilla, the chimpanzee, the forest elephant or numerous others. Companies may p...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
A technology that uses discarded mobile phones to create a real-time alert system against logging and poaching will soon be deployed in the endangered rainforests of Central Africa. Rainforest Connection (RFCx), a San Francisco-based non-profit startup, is partnering with the Zoological Society...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
To kick-off this year’s Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, the Skoll World Forum asked some of the world’s leading experts on deforestation, public health, religion, development and the post-2015 MDGs to help set the stage for this week’s discussions on mobilizing for im...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Greenpeace reiterated its call for an end to deforestation in Brazil by 2015 and globally by 2020 during its launch of an awareness-raising expedition down the Amazon River aboard the Rainbow Warrior. Brazil is now the sixth largest economy in the world, the largest meat exporter and second largest...
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Posted by on in Forestry
  A study of the world’s forests has found a 50 per cent rise in sustainably managed tropical woodlands since 2005, helped by rising demand in developed countries for certified wood and UN programmes to reduce carbon emissions. The International Tropical Timber Organisation, an intergovernmen...
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