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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 84 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Agriculture: Dole Food Company Inaugurates Organic Banana Farm in Colombia; Colombia: Legume to Counter El Niño; Brazil: Delay in Law to Limit Eucalyptus; Colombia: Organic Coffee for Japan; Water Issues: Colombia: Rodrigo Vivas, Winner of the Sasakawa Prize for His Contribution to the Fight against Desertification; Amazon River 'Switched Direction'; Forests: Peru: Forest Transparency Workshop Shows Opportunities; Largest Seizure of Illegally Logged Amazon Rainforest Timber Announced By Authorities; Fishing & Marine Conservation: Argentina: Sábalo Threatened by Overfishing; Science & Technology: Brazil: Plant Fibers to Replace Asbestos; Pollution: Bolivia: Pilcomayo River Pollution Attracts New Attention; Energy: Brazil and India join Senegal for Biofuel Production; Chilean Energy Supplier to Pursue Renewable Energy Projects; Bolivia: Clean Production Practices Increase Efficiency, Lower Costs; Brazil Bus Firm Powers Fleet on Biofuels; Brazil Teams Up With NASA for Aviation Fuel; General: Chile: Conama Sets Sights on New Environmental Superintendent; WWF: “Ecological Overshoot” Threatens Earth’s Resources; Argentina: Plastic Bricks Certified for Building
File Gobernanza de Bosques Y Redd+: Estudios de Caso del Ecuador by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 04, 2013 11:32 PM
La tenencia de la tierra y los derechos de propiedad de los bosques son temas críticos para la nueva ola de instrumentos de política, basados en incentivos que tienen por objeto salvaguardar los bienes públicos que se encuentran en los bosques tropicales (como carbono, agua y biodiversidad), al valorar los bienes y los servicios que prestan y al pagar a las personas que los protegen (Bruce et al. 2010). El perfil más reciente y alto de estos instrumentos, REDD + (Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación), está atrayendo una inversión internacional importante.
File Integrated REDD+ Assessment of Peru: Executive Summary by Marc Steininger — last modified May 19, 2015 05:27 PM
In August 2011, a team of experts conducted an integrated assessment of REDD+ Readiness in Peru, evaluating the country’s infrastructure and policies surrounding SES, Finance and MRV issues. This document provides a summary of the assessment’s findings, including recommendations for USAID involvement in the REDD+ preparation process.
Forest Trends Videos Links by Christin VanZant — last modified Nov 14, 2016 04:46 PM
Forest Trends' Communities Initiative (CI) partners with indigenous and traditional communities in their efforts to secure their rights, conserve their forests and improve their livelihoods and territorial governance. These communities play a key role in the global challenge of fighting climate change and saving the remaining forests from destruction. Deforestation rates in forests guarded by local and traditional communities are 11 times lower than surrounding areas. In the Brazilian Amazon, for example, indigenous communities manage 21.7% of the forests, which represent 27% of the carbon stocks in the region. Over 90% of the world's poorest people depend on forests and other ecosystems to secure their livelihoods and maintain their cultures. We focus in Latin America where 50% of the world's tropical forests remain, with 25% of these forests inhabited and guarded by indigenous and traditional communities. CI provides key information, capacity building and technical assistance so that communities can secure their rights, manage their forests and create economic livelihoods that strengthen their cultures and improve their livelihoods.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 6, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
January 6, 2008, Issue 188 News: California sues EPA over greenhouse gas regulations; With eye on bottom line, corporate America is going green; Clean energy investment up one third in 07 -report; Chile approves native forest law after 15 years; Report finds deforestation offers very little money compared to potential financial benefits; Opinion - Carbon advantage, competitive advantage; Big companies to go green this year; Burning biofuels may be worse than coal and oil, say experts; Illegal logging in the U.S. Press Release: UPM Joins EPAT Scorecard System for Environmentally Preferable Paper.
File Podocarpus National Park, Ecuador. Site description of a Parks in Peril location by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
This document provides a threats analysis of the park and lays out the conservation strategy to be followed by The Nature Conservancy to improve the park's management.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, December 17, 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Dell completes implementation of global free recycling; China vows anew to curb wasteful investment; Climate change catching voter attention around world; Brazil expands protected forest areas; Driving sustainable forestry in Russia; Potlatch plans to sell 120,000 acres in Northern Idaho; Study shows airline industry could save thousands of dollars by recycling; Canadian Forest Products Industry Responds to Statement by ForestEthics and Limited Brands; Environmentalists forge agreement with Chilean companies to protect world’s oldest tree species and most endangered fox
File Greater Yasuní-Napo Moist Forest Landscape Conservation Area (Ecuador) by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 31, 2013 09:46 PM
The Global Conservati on Program Achievements and Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Support for Threats-based Conservation at a Landscape and Seascape Scale
File Biodiversity Conservation And Forestry 2009 Annual Report pdf by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:31 PM
Biodiversity conservation and sustainable forestry are vital for the prosperity and security of all nations. This report provides USAID’s partners and the public with a summary of the Agency’approaches, activities, and results.
Metafore Newsletter: Infocus, November 13, 2006 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Many Companies See Opportunity in Sustainability, but Few Have Strategies, Says Report; PEFC releases new guide for the avoidance of controversial timber; HP to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increase Energy Efficiency Products; India says 16 percent of power to come from wind by 2030; Latin America: Timber trade tracking proves difficult; Forestry helps reduce rural poverty, hunger; Climate change linked to food availability; Op Ed: Seeing the climate policy for the trees; Emissions for forest conservation scheme could net Uganda $50 million or more per year; Aussies will pay to go green: poll; World Bank Releases Environment Matters 2006; Dell Fast Tracks Recycled Paper Use; Neenah Paper Joins ThePaperMillStore.com;
File An Integrated Forest Monitoring System for Central Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:53 AM
This document is a general presentation on the An Integrated Forest Monitoring System (INFORMS) for Central Africa project.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, September 16, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: Companies to be recognized for outstanding climate change actions; Conservationists team up with Toyota to save Philippine rain forests; Forest nations press for carbon credits to help cut greenhouse gas; 2007 Sustainable Business Awards; Leave only footprints: Measuring and managing corporate carbon emissions; Computers' elusive eco factor; Trade group launches eco-tool for envelope manufacturers; China's forest products trade up 35.3 percent in first half of year; Canadian sawmills need to compete in global market, report says; China urged to join effort to defend Amazon from soy; Forest Service chief: Use trees to power cars; Help us make In Focus an even better newsletter for you, our readers. Press Release: Tembec to Receive Prestigious FSC Winds of Change Award
File MRV_Manual_Chapter5.pdf by Joseph Badash — last modified Apr 20, 2015 12:39 PM
File Section 118 Report to Congress 2004 (FY03) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
File CI - Cerrado-Pantanal Corridor (pdf) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:41 AM
File El Filtro de Carreteras: Un Análisis Estratégico de Proyectos Viales en la Amazonía by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 29, 2016 09:50 AM
El Filtro de Carreteras es una herramienta de análisis desarrollada por Conservación Estratégica para apoyar la conservación y el desarrollo sostenible. La herramienta utiliza un índice comparativo que considera implicaciones ambientales, económicas, sociales y culturales correspondientes a proyectos viales en la Amazonía. Esta herramienta puede utilizarse para informar a los tomadores de decisiones sobre los niveles de riesgo y los posibles impactos. En 2011 se aplicó el Filtro de Carreteras a 36 proyectos viales propuestos en la región.
About the Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) project by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 12, 2015 02:28 PM
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 85 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Agriculture: Brazil’s Lula Gives Agribusiness the Green Light, Environmentalists Protest; Argentina: Residents Say "Stop the Spraying!"; Argentine Biodiesel Might Fuel Monoculture, Too; Water Issues: Indian Activists Shut Down Peruvian-Amazon Oil Sites; Wildlife: Colombia: Protecting Bats Can Be Profitable; Endorsement by Chile and Suriname to the Migratory Species GEF Proposal; Strengthening Regional Management for the Sustainable Use of Amazonian Biodiversity; Venezuela: Flamingos Enjoy Good Health; Fishing & Marine Conservation: Chile to Protect Oceans through Ecotourism; Brazil: Growing Freshwater Pearls; Protected Areas: Goldman Sachs Wins Award for Chile Nature Reserve; Brazil Forbids GM Crops in Indigenous and Protected Areas; Pollution: Chile: Air Pollution Online; Brazil: Mega-Cities Far From Meeting Air Quality Standards; Climate Change: This Year’s Ozone Hole is a Record Breaker; UN Plan Aims to Share Carbon Projects More Fairly; Energy: Brazil Opens First Ethanol-Biodiesel Plant; Brazil Prepares for Biodiesel, but Plans for Family Production Begin to Fail; Argentina: Designing Eco-Friendly Heaters; Venezuela, Brazil Meet on Energy; Brazil Environment Minister Opposes Building of Nuclear Plant; Infinity Bio-Energy to Invest US$75 Million in Brazil Biodiesel; General: In Colombia, Minister Suspends Port Project; Brazilian NGOs Call Government Agencies for TFCA Talk; Bolivia: Protection for Isolated Peoples; Brazil: Measuring the Impact of Lightning;
File SCAPES: Infrastructure development and biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Cordillera Real by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 12, 2014 02:57 PM
2011 SCAPES Annual Meeting at Tidewater Inn Easton, MD: Infrastructure Development and Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Cordillera Real, WWF
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, April 15, 2007 by metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
The deadline approaches: Metafore's Annual Innovation Awards (MAIA); Chevron, Weyerhaeuser ink biofuels alliance; Lenovo Tops List of Green Electronics Makers; US signs on to Aussie forest pact; Peru adopts new economic model for Amazonian timber industry; Congo cancels logging contracts, calls for sustainable forest management; Save the planet - just not on my dime; Rain Forest Wood Sparks Boardwalk Controversy; Industry says climate change already impacting forests; Deforestation effects on climate depend on location; Concerns mount over corporate tree planting schemes; Ottawa changes mind about factoring in forests as carbon sinks; Dell, Shareholders to Expand Partnership in Paper Reduction
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