Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Deforestation in brazil

  • Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest hits record low

    BRASILIA, Brazil - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has dropped to its lowest level in 24 years, the government said Tuesday.


  • Amazon deforestation tracking higher in Brazil

    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise off historic lows according to satellite data released this week by Imazon, a Brazil-based NGO. Imazon's Deforestation Alert System, which tracks deforestation on a monthly basis, detected 487 ...


  • Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon

    Though Brazilian officials have historically viewed the colonization of the Amazon as a matter of national security - military rulers built roads to the forest under the slogan "Occupy it to avoid surrendering it" - deforestation in the region ...


  • Brazilian prosecutor bags top green gong

    The projects are monitored and enforced by the prosecutor's office, and, according to Brazilian officials, the scheme has already reduced deforestation in the region by 40 per cent. The co-chairwoman of the IBA's human rights institute, leading British ...


  • Soybean and livestock farming behind deforestation

    The primary causes of deforestation are pasturage and soybean cultivation. Global demand for food is rising, and Brazil, with its abundant lands, has become one of the world's leading food-producing nations. Particularly for soybeans, of which it ...


  • Deforestation adding to global carbon emissions

    Brazil is among the countries embracing REDD among other efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Thanks to the program, Brazil has slowed deforestation within its borders by 40 percent since 2008 and is on track to achieve an 80 percent reduction by 2020.


  • A delay in key decisions at Doha could see REDD+ lose its climate change focus

    In Brazil for example, the state governments of Mato Grosso and Pará have been working towards developing REDD+ projects, while Acre hopes to link its pilot project to an international cap and trade programme.


  • Brazil hopes to save species by cloning them

    Brazil's native wildlife is vanishing, losing critical habitat as farmers, ranchers and loggers raze the country's renowned wilderness.


  • Brazil's Amazon rangers battle farmers' burning business logic

    The clearance is illegal and Carlos Selva - a ranger with Brazil's environmental protection agency, Ibama - sets in motion the process of levying fines, business embargos and other penalties that have helped to slow the pace of deforestation by almost ...


  • Report Recommends Fast Reduction of Global Temperatures

    The report cites Brazil where a combination of conservation policies allied to falls in agricultural commodity prices has led to a decrease in deforestation by three quarters since 2004 avoiding 2.8 Gt of COâ‚‚ equivalent between 2006 and 2011 ...


  • Deforestation Pressure On Congo Basin Forests Increasing

    Pressures on the 200 million hectare forests - though not has high-profile as those in the Brazilian Amazon or Indonesia - are enormous, said Richard Eba'a Atyi, the Center for International Forestry Research's coordinator for central Africa.


  • What To Expect In Doha: An Overview Of This Year's UN Climate Change ...

    Progress made in the LCA on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), technology, and finance and ongoing work streams must continue elsewhere, whether it be the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced ...


  • Human Waste Deposits May Aid Understanding Of Climate Change, Scientists Say

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  • Brazil state bank to invest $11 billion in Amazon dam

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's state-run development bank BNDES said Monday it had approved $11.25 billion in loans to finance construction of the controversial Belo Monte mega-dam in the Amazon basin.


  • Indonesia's for-profit conservationists

    REDD was conceived expressly to reduce the carbon footprint of countries such as Indonesia and Brazil, the bulk of whose contribution to global emissions comes from deforestation. Kyoto, on the other hand, aimed to create a "cap and trade" market to ...


  • Kazimzumbwi Forest Conservation Needs Urgent Action

    However, at the local level the rate of deforestation and degradation of forests is still a major problem as by end of 2011 annual deforestation rate in Tanzania was estimated at 412,000 hectares that is progressively turning Tanzaniain to a landscape ...


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    However, "biologists and other climate researchers fear that the sharp increase in migration to cities in the Amazon, which now has a population approaching 25 million, could erode" the recent gains Brazil has made in curbing deforestation, writes the ...


  • Uncertain Role of Extractive Reserves in Conservation

    Because of the relative newness of Brazil's extractive-reserve programs, researchers are still evaluating their success in balancing conservation with development.


  • 2012 UN Climate Talks In Doha, Qatar Face Multiple Challenges

    Along with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/brazil-amazon-rainforest-deforestation-levels_n_1130554.


  • How Brazil is halting deforestation in the Amazon - video

    Brazil soon expects to overtake the US as the world's biggest soy producing nation. In the Amazon, soy farmers have rapidly expanded their land by using fire, bulldozers, saw mills and logging teams to clear the rainforest.


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