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Forest fragmentation's carbon bomb: 736 million tonnes C02 annually

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:13am
Scientists have long known that forest fragments are not the same ecologically as intact forest landscapes. When forests are slashed into fragments, winds dry out the edges leading to dying trees and rising temperatures. Biodiversity often drops, while local extinctions rise and big animals vanish. Now, a new study finds another worrisome impact of forest fragmentation: carbon emissions.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Turning point for Peru's forests? Norway and Germany put muscle and money behind ambitious agreement

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:56pm
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside world. And even as scientists have identified tens-of-thousands of species that make their homes from the leaf litter to the canopy.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

How do we save the world's vanishing old-growth forests?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:18pm
There's nothing in the world like a primary forest, which has never been industrially logged or cleared by humans. They are often described as cathedral-like, due to pillar-like trees and carpet-like undergrowth. Yet, the world's primary forests—also known as old-growth forests—are falling every year, and policy-makers are not doing enough to stop it.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests