News Round-up February 2 – 15, 2015

wordsSupply 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

Corruption, monitoring difficulties, and lack of political will are contributing to high levels of illegal logging in the country.

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0213-gfrn-cannon-illegal-logging-big-issue-in-cameroon.html

 Drones will scan Amazon rainforest in search of environmental impact by ancient civilisations – February 16, 2015

Drones are set to be used to discover how ancient civilisations in the Amazon used and transformed the land in order to create a sustainable future.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/drones-will-scan-amazon-rainforest-search-environmental-impact-by-ancient-civilisations-1488122

REDD+ to the rescue of Central Africa’s forests? Not yet, study says – February 16, 2015

Enforcing sustainable logging and assigning a monetary value to the carbon stored in forest concessions managed under the REDD+ mechanism will not be enough to curb deforestation in Central Africa.

http://blog.cifor.org/26824/redd-central-africa-forests-cash-crops#.VOJaNvmsVcw