News Round-up: February 16 – March 1, 2015

News Round-up: February 16 – March 1, 2015

Mapping local communities’ efforts to protect forests in Indonesia – February 4, 2015 Local and indigenous communities play an important role managing and protecting forests. http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0204-community-forest-map.html http://news.mongabay.com/community-forests/   World Bank’s forest carbon program falls short on indigenous peoples’ rights, argues report -February 5, 2015 Countries poised to receive World Bank funds for achieving reductions in deforestation have insufficient safeguards for…

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News Round-up February 2 – 15, 2015

News Round-up February 2 – 15, 2015

Supply Chain Policies Need Work to Save Forests – Think Tank – February 12, 2015 Governments, companies and investors still have significant work to do if they are to stop global supply chains causing deforestation and worsening climate change, a tropical forest think tank said on Wednesday. http://allafrica.com/stories/201502120523.html Illegal Logging Still a Big Issue In Cameroon – February 13, 2015…

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News Round Up: January 15 - 28, 2015

News Round Up: January 15 – 28, 2015

Indigenous People Explore Many Shades Of REDD – January 15, 2015  Indigenous people have long been the most effective guardians of the rainforest, but confronted with growing global pressures to clear their lands, how will they find the resources needed to protect their forests and thrive? In this series, we will explore the new emerging mechanism known as “Indigenous REDD”…

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News Round-up: September 8 – 28, 2014

News Round-up: September 8 – 28, 2014

New fund to help indigenous peoples protect forests through land tenure – September 17, 2014 A new institution is in the works to help secure land for indigenous populations in order to significantly reduce the risk of deforestation and become a critical tool in the global struggle against climate change. https://www.devex.com/news/new-fund-to-help-indigenous-peoples-protect-forests-through-land-tenure-84349 REDD+ readiness strategies largely overlook root causes of deforestation…

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News Round-up: August 4 – 19, 2014

News Round-up: August 4 – 19, 2014

Indigenous Rights to Forests Catch More Carbon  – August 5, 2014 One of the best current paths to reduce the globe’s carbon emissions goes through tropical forests. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/indigenous-rights-to-forests-catch-more-carbon/   95% of Amazon deforestation happens near roads or major rivers – August 5, 2014 94.9 percent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon occurs on land less than 5 kilometers from a…

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News Round-up: July 21 – August 3, 2014

News Round-up: July 21 – August 3, 2014

Community control of forests could help combat climate change – July 25, 2014 Deforestation rates significantly lower in areas formally managed by local communities, data shows http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jul/25/forests-land-rights-deforestation-climate-change If the World Bank dismantles its safeguards, what would that mean for REDD? – July 30, 2014 Four years ago, Simon Counsell, the director of the Rainforest Foundation UK, was quoted in the…

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News Round-up: July 7 – 20, 2014

News Round-up: July 7 – 20, 2014

Should Google Be Mapping Tribal Lands?  – Backdated from June 4, 2014 The search engine’s indigenous mapping project presents itself as a powerful expression of empowerment for tribal communities worldwide, but it could bear huge consequences. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/04/should-google-be-mapping-tribal-lands.html   Africa’s ecosystems imperilled by mining frenzy – Backdated from June 24, 2014 Africa sustains some of the most spectacular ecosystems on the planet…

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News Round-up:  June 16 – July 6, 2014

News Round-up: June 16 – July 6, 2014

Leaked World Bank documents reveal risk of serious weakening of safeguards for forests, natural habitat and biodiversity – June 17, 2014 Korinna Horta has worked for more than 20 years on international finance, environment and human rights issues. She currently works with Urgewald, a German NGO. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/06/17/guest-post-leaked-world-bank-documents-reveal-risk-of-serious-weakening-of-safeguards-for-forests-natural-habitat-and-biodiversity/     Soco denies paying for Congo DRC trip to UN to discuss…

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