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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File Agricultural Technologies and Tropical Deforestation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 01, 2013 05:51 PM
Book published by CABI and CIFOR, edited by A. Angelsen and D. Kaimowitz, 2001. Original source: CIFOR website. 436 pp.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Edition #114
File Surui: Carbon Finance & the Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Forests in the Amazon by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:00 PM
The Surui Indians of the Brazilian Amazon made contact with the outside world for the first time only 40 years ago. This contact inaugurated a period of settlement, road construction and disease which decimated their population and their ancestral lands. Now the Surui are working with Forest Trends, the Katoomba Group, Amazon Conservation Team and other partners to wed sophisticated mapping technology and global carbon finance to protect their culture and forests. By supporting processes of local consultation and planning, mapping, technical carbon assessments and links to markets, the Katoomba Incubator and partners propose to catalyze carbon finance for the protection of over 240,000 hectares of native forest and the support of a sustainable future for the Surui.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Edition #110
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 102 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Agriculture: Paraguay: The Dark Side of the Soy Boom; ‘Roundtable on Responsible Soy’ Members Meet in Mato Grosso, Brazil; Health: Colombia: Malaria Winning the Battle in Chocó; Peru: Malaria Moves In Behind the Loggers; New Web Portal Connects Tropical Disease Research; Forests: International Tropical Timber Council Commits US$4 Million for Tropical Forest Law Enforcement; Wildlife: Brazil: Scientist Claims to Find New Pig Species; Science & Technology: Chile: Pressure from Researchers May Lead to Increase in Budget; Infrastructure Development: Plans for Highway Linking Chile, Brazil and Landlocked Bolivia; Brazil-Bolivia: Challenge Blocks Amazon Dams; South American Gas Pipeline Will Connect Caribbean with Pacific Ocean; Revolt in the Andes: A Vote of Sorts against Big Mines; Pollution: Life in Peru's Most Polluted Town; Chile: Authorities Outraged Over New Leak at Los Pelambres Mine; Energy: Brazil: Greenpeace Pledges Legal Action to Block Construction of Nuclear Plant; Colombia, Uruguay: Study Names Top Would-Be Biodiesel Producers; Q&A With Corporate Social Responsibility Expert on Chile’s Proposed Aysen Dams; Climate Change: The Carbon Calculus; Brazil Considers Targets For Amazon Deforestation Reduction; General Brazil: Amazon Fire Wars Exacerbate Climate Change; Environment-Latin America: Same Old Problems, Says UNEP Report
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 103 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Agriculture: Biodiesel, Feed Revive Brazil Soy Crush Investment; Brazil: Agriculture's New Frontier; Palm Spreads its Wings in Brazil, Plantings Rise. Health: U.S. Department of Defense Course Enhances Latin American Epidemiology. Water & Sanitation Issues: Brazil: Sanitation a Reality on Paper Only. Forests: Guyana's Extraordinary Offer to Britain; Argentina: Ban on Logging Approved; Brazil: Dutch Bank to Unveil Carbon Credits for Amazon. Farm Prices, Amazon Deforestation on Rise Wildlife: Latin American Botanists to Get Plant Database. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Chile's Flourishing Fish Farms Prompt Fears for Ecosystem; Chile Steps Up Whale Protection; Brazil: Fish Farm Concessions for Government Dams. Science & Technology: Brazil to Invest US$23.5 Billion in Technology; Argentina to Create New Science Ministry. Infrastructure Development: Brazil, Colombia and Peru Agree to Look for Oil in Peru's Amazon; Integration and Sustainable Development in the Tri-Border Region, South America; Argentina Mounts Strict Environmental Monitoring Of Uruguay Pulp Mill; Audit Says Peru’s Camisea Gas-Pipeline System Flawed; Proposed Road in Chile’s Patagonia Sparks Heated Debate; Protecting the Peruvian Amazon and its People from the Risks of Oil and Gas Development. Mining & Other Extractive Industries: Colombia: Quarries in Slums Seen as Health Risk; Peru: A (Toxic) River Runs Through It; Argentina Restarts One of Its Uranium Mines; UN Targeting Mercury Use among Small-Scale Miners. Energy: Chile in Search of Its Energy Treasure; In Chile, New Book Published to Bolster Anti-Dam Campaign. Climate Change: Latin America Draws Praise for Reducing Emissions of Ozone Depleting Chemicals; Ecuador Backs Indonesia Bid for Forest Compensation; City of Rio de Janeiro Prepares for Climate Change. General: Ecuador Creating Travel Card to Slow Galápagos Migration.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, May 25, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: PG&E expanding carbon offset program; DuPont, Danisco to create cellulosic ethanol company; SMART Papers breaks ground on $30M biomass plant; Certified non-rain forest palm oil set for germany; Brazil Environment Agency seizes Amazon soy, corn; Profile on Amazon deforestation: Lawlessness mars Amazon dreams; Carbon caps may give nuclear power a lift; Animated map brings global climate crisis to life; Toyota making 'green' dealerships, not just cars; Canada Post educates marketers on 'responsible' direct mail
Katoomba 2009 XIV Event-Cuiaba, Brazil by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
Katoomba XIV Brazil Avoiding Deforestation in the Amazon: REDD and PES Markets Cuiaba, Mato Grosso Brazil April 1 - 2, 2009
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 91 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Edition # 91. Agriculture: Brazil Uses Agriculture to Fight Poverty in Africa; Seminar on Responsible Soy Production in Berlin; Colombia Approves GM Corn. Health: IDB Donates US$900,000 to Combat Chagas. Forests: Paraguay Extends Forest Conversion Law; Peru Lowers Mahogany Export Quota; Brazil: Officials Arrested for Illegal Amazon Logging; Disease in Latin America. Wildlife: Brazil to Introduce New Biopiracy Legislation; Chile’s Melting Ice Caps Draw New Species to Antarctic; Frogs Fading into Silence; Science & Technology: Government of Colombia to Double S&T Investments; Brazil to Enter Satellite Launching Market with Ukraine's Help; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Venezuela: Biodegradable Plastic on Its Way; Brazil: Banana’s Useful Fibers. Climate Change: Bolivia at Risk. Energy: Ethanol Is Not A Threat To The Amazon, says Brazilian President; Mean, Green, Vegetable-Oil Machine Arrives In Santiago, Chile; Venezuela, Cuba Ethanol Production Agreement; Argentina Replacing Refrigerators for Energy Efficiency; Chile Announces Plans to Research Nuclear Energy; Chile Launches Energy Saving Initiative; General: Argentina: Small Towns on the 'Endangered' List; Argentina, Venezuela Boost Energy/Farm Cooperation; Environmental Health Conference Highlights Potential for Diplomatic Engagement; First Amazon Basin Conservation Initiative Partners Meeting; Update on Avian Influenza; Brazil Produces Cheaper and More Potent Avian Flu Vaccine.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health News by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Edition #118
File Booklet for International Day for Biological Diversity 2011: Forest Biodiversity by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
In this special year, the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are working together to highlight the importance of forest biodiversity to humankind. The theme for Forests 2011 is “Forests for People”, celebrating of the central role of people in the management, conservation, and sustainable development of our world’s forests. This booklet aims to raise awareness of the threats and challenges faced by forests and to promote efforts for forest conservation and sustainable management.
File Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity Annual Report 2017 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 20, 2018 11:44 PM
In 2017, PCAB activities covered an area of 56 million hectares, providing direct economic benefits to more than 4,000 people and indirectly benefiting thousands. In the coming years, we would like to expand this partner network even further and increase collaboration to curb the growing threats to the world’s largest tropical forest, whose area decreased by 20% in the past 50 years.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 13, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
In Focus: 2007 in Review; Don't print that e-mail! Businesses watch the green line, too. News: FTC holds first workshop on green advertising; HP declares goal to cut PC energy use; Column: Nike's (clean) Air Jordans From Fortune: The world's most celebrated sneaker is turning green. Wal-Mart faces hurdles in green electronics; Scholastic adopts paper purchasing policy; Efforts to end illegal logging prompt Amazon commercial auction; Is tropical deforestation really occurring? Paper giant illegally clearing Indonesian forests: environmentalists; Special Reports: Carbon labels - A green mark too far? US$100m from Norway for rain forest nations; French Letter fair trade condoms share the love; Spend it like Beckham? Soccer star has world's largest carbon footprint. Press Releases: Quebecor World Leads the Way by Triple Certifying its North American Printing Plants; Neenah Paper and We Energies Think Globally, Act Locally
File Green Highways Consortium USAID Semi-Annual Report 2005 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 10, 2014 10:09 PM
During the last semester, the Green Highways Consortium aimed to attract new partnerships and collaborations, while strengthening the initiatives among its members, the interaction with social groups, organizations and movements involved in the project’s development and the participation in the government decisions. The participation of Consortium members in national and international debates has been very significant to widely inform about the Consortium experiences and information - based on its research and projects results and local initiatives -aiming to encourage the adoption of public policies at national and international levels towards sustainable development and tropical forest conservation in developing countries. For example, IPAM´s participation as an invited member of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change, as well as its participation in international and national conferences, has presented its new proposal regarding to compensate reduction of tropical deforestation as a mechanism to address the carbon emissions from tropical deforestation (Brazil is the most important emitter of C from deforestation). Also, IPAM, TNC, ISA and FVPP are promoting the study of feasibility of carbon sequestration by agroforestry projects in the Transamazônica Highway and in the Xingu River Basin, attending the opportunities opened by MDL mechanism to promote small scale carbon sequestration projects. Furthermore, Consortium representatives from IPAM have presented its Biodiversity Scenarios Model to the Ministry of Environment, which might apply it to an 8-million ha forest area along BR163 under federal intervention. Such model can show which priority areas are to be protected by environmental laws and which species would be threatened with the loss of the forest cover in some specific regions. As important as the actions described above are the local and regional initiatives that have demonstrated many possible ways to promote social and environmental sustainable development. IFT and FVPP, for example, has worked together disseminating forest management techniques and practices for logging industry staff, among other stakeholders. Giving tools for the logging industry to change its behavior and collaborating in public policies discussions regarding this economic sector, IFT and FVPP aim to comply with the one of the Consortium first goals regarding the increase of areas supported by sustainable management plan. ISA has focused its activities on the increase of landscapes with regional participatory plan for conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the Xingu headwaters. Also, it has strengthened grassroots organizations and enabled in the elaboration of projects by themselves as a mean to reach these goals. In this sense, ISA, FVPP, IPAM, Social Movements, GTA and rural and indigenous representatives have promoted events to discuss the BR 163 Sustainable Plan and other issues, increasing the possibility of local communities’ socio-economic and environmental rights being contemplated by public policies to be adopted by the government. In addition, the Consortium activities developed by the leadership of Proteger/GTA are essential in dealing with the involvement of local people and organizations. Proteger/GTA has a significant participation in the Consortium through the dissemination of information; discussions and awareness among small producers from Amazonian rural communities, and by doing so allow their effective participation in public policy debates, in devising and executing projects which deal with life improvement issues, while promoting the environmental conservation. The Consortium has a strong point which is the dialogue continually established with governmental and non-governmental institutions, aiming to spread out and strengthen its projects and activities. Cooperation agreements and dialogues were established in the last semester with Embrapa, Federação das Organizações e Comunidades Tradicionais from Tapajós FLONA (National Forest), the Technical Forest Chamber (IBAMA, RIMISP, IDRC, CE, IMAFLORA, CIRAD, SEBRAE), as well with representatives of other Latin American countries (MAP region).
REDD+ Opens Up New Opportunities for Forest Product Management in the Amazon by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:48 AM
The emergence of subnational REDD+ projects in southwestern Amazonia is showing potential for multiple-use management of non-timber forest products, particularly Brazil nuts, and forest carbon. Multiple-use forestry, which includes NTFPs, timber and environmental services, has gained momentum among researchers, practitioners and policy-makers as a way to promote forest conservation and livelihood development in the tropics.
File Draft methodologies for frontier and mosaic deforestation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:29 PM
Draft methodologies for frontier and mosaic deforestation
File Payments for Water Services by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:51 AM
Presentation given at the Katoomba meeting XIV Brazil entitled: “Avoiding Deforestation in the Amazon: REDD & PES Markets” April 1-2, 2009 Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
MetaFore Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
For businesspeople focused on evaluating, selecting and manufacturing environmentally preferable wood and paper products, Metafore is a source of tools, information and innovative thinking. November 23, 2008, Issue 234
MetaFore Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Issue 241 For businesspeople focused on evaluating, selecting and manufacturing environmentally preferable wood and paper products, Metafore is a source of tools, information and innovative thinking.
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 95 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Health: Thailand and Brazil Look To Co-Operate On Healthcare; Aerial Spraying of Herbicide 'Damages DNA. Water Issues: Paraguayan Aquifer Wounded and Contaminated. Forests: Brazil Busts Illegal Logging Ring In Amazon Reserve; Venezuelan Reforestation Effort Takes Root; Ecuador Seeks Aid Not to Exploit Amazon Oil Brazil: Indians Want Pay for Forest Care; Peru's Rainforest: Oil and Gas Run Through It; Peruvian Fights for ‘Uncontacted’ Indian Groups. Wildlife: Colombia: New Hummingbird Species Needs Immediate Protection. Fishing & Marine Conservation: More Concern in Chile about Salmon Farms’ Chemical Use; Chile: Controversial Salmon Farm Denied Permission to Expand Protected Areas; Yosemite and Torres del Paine Twinning Agreement. Science & Technology: Brazil and India Set Up Work Team for Space Program; Chile to Be Regional Headquarters of Latin America’s First Scientific Network Brazil and China Will Donate Satellite Images to African Countries; Uruguay Receives US$26 Million to Promote Innovation; Latin America to Increase Research & Development Funds. Urban Waste & Pollution: Chile: Santiago Faces Worst Smog Levels In Eight Years; Chile: Transantiago Continues To Bedevil Bachelet Administration; Closing Landfills Far Easier Than Opening Them for Buenos Aires. Climate Change: Climate Change-Brazil: Once and Future Environmental Leader? Energy Brazil Environment Minister Attacks Nuclear Option; Will Colombia’s Biofuel Push Spur Deforestation? Brazil and Senegal Sign Biofuel Agreement; Chile’s Energy Designs Point to Patagonia; Argentina Confronts Biofuels Craze. General Argentina Inaugurates Office Dedicated To Prosecuting Environmental Crimes; Millennium Development Goals 'beyond Brazil's reach; Bachelet Appoints Chile’s First Environment Minister; Venezuela: Plains Vistas in the Caracas Subway; In Bolivia, Some Specifics on Green Policy; Argentina: Mining Project Plays Role in Governor’s fall.
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