Google-powered map helps fight deforestation

Global Forest Watch, a mapping platform supported by Google, is using technology to keep a closer eye on the planet’s forests he forestry website Mongabay recently reported that United Cacao, a London-listed company that promises to produce ethical, sustainable chocolate, had “quietly cut down more than 2,000 hectares of primary, closed-canopy rainforest” in the Peruvian

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Estudio revela que Bolivia pierde 1,8 millones de hectáreas de bosque por deforestación

Bolivia perdió 1 millón 820.000 hectáreas de bosques por efectos de la deforestación en el periodo 2000 y 2010, señaló el estudio “Mapa de deforestación de las tierras bajas y yungas de Bolivia”, elaborado por la Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN-Bolivia). Bolivia perdió 1 millón 820.000 hectáreas de bosques por efectos de la deforestación

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Study shows Brazil’s Soy Moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon

By Kelly April Tyrrell Soybeans grow near a forested area in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Under the SoyMoratorium, major trading companies do not purchase soybeans produced in the BrazilianAmazon on recently deforested areas.Credit: Lisa Rausch Today, fewer chicken nuggets can trace their roots to cleared Amazon rain forest. In 2006, following a report from Greenpeace

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Reducing tax evasion could help save the Amazon

Taxing underutilized land in the Amazon could conserve forests, boost productivity, and alleviate poverty, argues study. Cracking down on tax evasion and taxing unused land would help slow deforestation for land speculation in the Brazilian Amazon, argues a new report published by Imazon. The report, O potencial do Imposto Territorial Rural contra o desmatamento especulativo na

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In Brazil, Conservationists Worried New Congress Could Harm Amazon

The make up of Brazil’s new legislative body will have a big impact on the world because of a surge in the so-called ruralist bloc and their track record on environmental protections in the Amazon. MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: After this month’s elections Brazil has a new congress and it’s one of the most conservative since

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Conservation of Amazon threatened by poor social conditions of its people – study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The conservation of Brazil’s Amazon is threatened by the poor social conditions of its 24 million inhabitants, the first comprehensive study measuring the situation found on Saturday. Lack of access to clean water, violence, illiteracy and limited opportunities to pursue a better life are among the problems highlighted in the Social

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Mapping Change in the Amazon: How Satellite Images are Halting Deforestation

Headquartered in Belém, Brazil, Imazon is a non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest. In 2013, the Innovation Investment Alliance—a partnership between USAID and the Skoll Foundation, supported by Mercy Corps—invested in Imazon to support the decentralization of deforestation control and management across fifty municipalities in the state of Pará.

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Raiders of the rainforest

(Reuters) Deforestation in the Amazon is rising once again as loggers and sawyers craft new ways to elude Brazil’senvironment police. Deforestation in the Amazon is rising once again as loggers and sawyers craft new ways to elude Brazil’s environment police.

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