Category: Forest Trade

Connecting the Dots on REDD+

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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When it was first introduced in 2005 REDD was a revelation in forest conservation. Five years later a Conservancy scientist looks at a region where its principles are being implemented and measures the impact so far.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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Does Friday the 13th give you the heebie-jeebies? Our round-up of cool green news will cure that:

  1. When it comes to local environmental issues, compromising with industry works. (Green)
  2. Why is Borneo’s orangutan population falling, even in pristine forest areas? (Mongabay)
  3. Tracking turd is a mainstay of wildlife monitoring, but the dung beetle is making scat surveys unreliable in the tropics. (Conservation JournalWatch)
  4. Where does your bottled water come from? Um… most likely the tap. (The Daily Green)
  5. “I do… want to save the forest.” Planting trees is now a law for newlyweds in an Indonesian province. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2010

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Stopping Deforestation on the Amazonian Frontier

Written by | May 18th, 2010

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How do you transform a Brazilian municipality from a lawless hotspot of deforestation into a leader in Amazon conservation? It’s complicated — but the Conservancy’s helped make it happen, says Jonathan Hoekstra.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2009

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Ever wonder just how much digital data you consume on a daily basis? Curious to know what the carbon footprint is of that big climate change meeting across the pond? And speaking of Copenhagen, is any progress being made? (Hint: the answer is positive, and includes the acronym REDD.) These questions and more… answered in today’s issue […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2009

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Electric cars, open ocean fish farms, REDD, Google. From California to Denmark and Brazil to Alaska. Yes, we’re covering all the hot issues in all the hot places around this little planet of ours. Check it all out in Cool Green Morning. Google and Arnold Schwarzenegger make a formidable team: yesterday the Gov of California unveiled a new […]

Solomon Islands: A Community Model for Global Conservation

Written by | November 25th, 2009

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(Above video: Geoff Lipsett-Moore, director of conservation for the Conservancy’s Melanesia program, celebrates along with other Conservancy staff and chiefs from Choiseul province in the Solomon Islands celebrate the community’s support for two Conservancy recommendations at the 2009 annual meeting of the Lauru Land Conference of Tribal Communities (LLCTC). Credit: Richard Hamilton/TNC) “You and I […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2009

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Does a “green” job make you an environmentalist? Will the world come forward and pay Ecuador not to drill for oil in the Amazon? And how do birds know where to migrate to anyway? We don’t promise all these questions will be answered, but we do guarantee you’ll get the hottest green news links around, or […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2009

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  Good morning, Cool Green News addicts! We know you missed us yesterday, but we’re back with some hot links to get your day started. Dams are coming down, a literary classic offers lessons in the climate change debate and a note of hope emerges around the U.S. climate change bill currently stalled in the Senate. […]

Chronicles of Borneo: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Written by | October 8th, 2009

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“The forest is our supermarket,” says Bang Liling, the deputy chief of Long Oking village inside the Berau district of Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of Borneo. It tells you something that that’s a common phrase heard in this part of the world, which I visited earlier this fall. “We get all of our medicine from […]

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