Conservationists working with loggers to produce better conservation results — a science-based vision of the future, or a pipe dream?
The online news service E&E News has just published a three-part series on how such efforts are playing out in Indonesia — the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, in part because of deforestation there. And The Nature Conservancy’s forest science and conservation efforts there are a cornerstone of the coverage.
Links to each installment of the series below:
Reduced-impact logging techniques could reduce CO2 emissions from deforestation by up to 30 percent, according to a Conservancy analysis. E&E News reporter Coco Liu goes into the forest with Conservancy scientist Peter Ellis to find out why the benefits of such a logging approach might often outweigh the costs.
How might conservation scientists convince loggers to adopt reduced-impact logging tactics? It’s not easy — but a variety of pitches helps, as the Conservancy’s Bambang Wahyudi and Peter Ellis demonstrate.
Members of the Dayak community — an ethnic group in Indonesian Borneo who used to use blowguns to hunt their food — are now part of a Nature Conservancy program to entice them away from slash-and-burn agriculture toward more sustainable livelihoods.
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