Amazon urban migration does not improve livelihoods, environment – report
When rural people migrate to cities in the Brazilian Amazon, the effect on poverty and environment is weaker than hoped for
Uganda: FAO mapping technologies help fill gaps in forest data
FAO recently introduced new mapping technologies in Uganda that will help the country generate better forestry statistics and land cover maps. FAO's innovations permit efficient processing of satellite images and do not require any large financial investments to implement.
Cameroonians See REDD
YAOUNDE, Aug 08 (IPS) - Uncertainty over property rights and access to forest land is potentially a major stumbling block for implementing the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in Cameroon.
Conservation scheme delivers carbon cash to poor Kenyans
A pioneering project in a Kenyan wildlife corridor provides jobs for local people, enabling them to stop poaching and charcoal burning, and generating carbon credits into the bargain
Wagner set designer Denic courted reaction and got a revolt
ARTS-MUSIC/BAYREUTH-DENIC:Wagner set designer Denic courted reaction and got a revolt
Indonesian forestry sector failing 'green growth' goals - report
Serious mismanagement of Indonesia's forests is undermining efforts to cut carbon emissions and leading to land disputes, a Human Rights Watch study says
Los Angeles-area campgrounds closed after squirrel found with plague
USA-PLAGUE/CALIFORNIA (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Los Angeles-area campgrounds closed after squirrel found with plague
Plague detected in California squirrel, campgrounds close
USA-PLAGUE/CALIFORNIA:Plague detected in California squirrel, campgrounds close
Can cutting trees curb emissions and improve incomes in Mexico?
A small-business loan-assistance pilot project aims to boost the timber industry, foster lumber-town stability and ease climate change
Deforestation rates slow in Africa's Congo Basin
Deforestation down as the region’s economy switches away from agriculture towards more mining and energy industries, report says