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What's happened to Guyana's rainforest deal with Norway?

Girish Gupta

25th November, 2011

Back in 2009 it was heralded as a potential model for REDD+ and reducing rates of deforestation but Norway's deal with Guyana appears to have made little progress more...
Amazon forest

Brazil’s Forest Code: call for farmers to be paid to protect Amazon

George Blacksell

24th September, 2011

Brazilian government urged to start paying farmers to protect Amazon land as it pushes on with plans to scrap historic forest protection laws more...
Nicola Peel

A day in the life of...Nicola Peel, Amazon activist and filmmaker

Jan Goodey

5th October, 2011

Nicola Peel's new film Blood of the Amazon tells the story of the world's largest environmental lawsuit and investigates how the oil industry threatens a fragile rainforest environment. By Jan Goodey more...
coffee

Coffee: is the black stuff as green as it should be?

George Blacksell

4th October, 2011

From deforestation to fertiliser; our taste for coffee has left some of the world’s most precious eco-systems in a precarious state. George Blacksell looks at how the coffee industry is cleaning up its act more...
Sugarcane plantation workers

Our sugarcane is greener than your corn: Brazil takes on US biofuel industry

Beth McLoughlin

4th October, 2011



Brazil claims to have clamped down on slash and burn tactics, slave labour and links to deforestation as it seeks to gain foothold in Europe’s lucrative biofuels market more...
Up in Smoke

Up in smoke: a scientist's mission to stop slash-and-burn farming

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2011

An Ecologist cover story in 2005 prompted the making of an epic documentary, Up in Smoke, about slash and burn farming. Now the film finally airs on More4 on September 27th... Matilda Lee reports more...
Mabira Forest

Ugandans mobilise to save Mabira forest from sugarcane plantation

Esther Nakkazi

20th September, 2011

One of Africa's last remaining tropical forests, Mabira is home to precious wildlife and is an eco tourist attraction. But it is now under threat from sugarcane production. Esther Nakkazi reports more...
Bamboo

Bamboo: can it live up to the 'green gold' hype?

Eifion Rees

30th August, 2011

It could reduce the pressure on native forests but the rapid expansion in bamboo plantations is in danger of making it the latest in a long line of tarnished 'wonder crops' more...
Sarawak forests

Activists challenge 'corrupt' government in the battle for Sarawak's rainforests

Alex Joseph

10th August, 2011

Land seizures, rampant logging and oil palm expansion have decimated Sarawak's forests. But now an invigorated reform movement is fighting back - accusing the government and its chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud of duplicity. Alex Joseph reports more...
A langur monkey

Can the palm oil we eat ever be wildlife-friendly?

Tom Levitt

12th July, 2011

Conservationists battling to save Indonesia's rainforests are locked in a dispute over moves to make oil palm plantations more wildlife-friendly. Tom Levitt reports more...
Oil palm

Greenwash and spin: palm oil lobby targets its critics

Alex Helan

8th July, 2011

The spread of oil palm plantations has come at the expense of vast swathes of tropical rainforest. But the billion-dollar palm oil industry is now mounting a major PR offensive. Alex Helan reports more...
Fairtrade coffee

Five of the best...Fairtrade and organic coffees

Valentina Jovanovski

20th June, 2011

From monocultures to deforestation, a cup of coffee can leave a bitter taste. But as Valentina Jovanovski discovered, ethically produced coffee can benefit some of the world’s poorest people and the planet to boot

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Barbie toy includes packaging from Indonesia deforestation

Ecologist

9th June, 2011

Greenpeace claim packaging for the barbie doll is produced using timber from critically endangered Indonesian rainforest more...
The Amazon

Is the Amazon heading towards a 'tipping point' as a carbon sink?

Tom Levitt

27th May, 2011

The world's largest rainforest is ravaged by deforestation and two recent droughts. If they continue, says one expert, the Amazon risks entering a period where it can no longer be relied upon to absorb more greenhouse gas emissions than it produces more...
Amazon rainforest being burnt

Amazon rainforest activist killed after ambush

Tom Philips, guardian Brazil correspondent

25th May, 2011

José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva fought against illegal loggers and had received death threats but was refused police protection - he is the latest in a long-line of environmental activists being threatened or killed more...
Dr Simon Lewis

Dr Simon Lewis: we're playing Russian roulette with a large portion of the Amazon

Tom Levitt

27th May, 2011

The world's largest rainforest is under combined threat from deforestation and human-caused climate change. In an interview with the Ecologist, tropical forest expert Dr Simon Lewis explains what is happening more...
Illegal logging in Russia

Siberian tigers under threat as 'timber mafia' devastate Russian forests

Sebastian Strangio

11th May, 2011

Criminal gangs are increasingly smuggling Russian timber into China for manufacture into baby cribs, picture frames and toilet seats sold in the west. Those trying to thwart them face violence and corruption. Sebastian Strangio reports from Vladivostok more...

Diana Beresford-Kroeger: the woman who speaks for the trees

Matilda Lee

8th April, 2011

An innovative new project aims to raise a global army to replant old growth trees to stop climate change more...

Why our growing taste for cheap Brazilian beef is devastating the Amazon

Chris Pala

5th April, 2011

Brazil’s cattle sector has become the largest driver for deforestation globally, overtaking palm oil plantations in Asia. With the UK sourcing 40 per cent of its processed beef from Brazil, campaigners are now calling for a consumer boycott. Chris Pala investigates more...
Sumatran forest

Revealed: paper giant 'linked to Indonesian forest trashing' targeted activists

Mandy Haggith

30th March, 2011

A little-reported legal battle in Italy between paper company Pigna and eco-activists from Terra! is leading to fears that it may open the way for big companies to muzzle legitimate environmental protests. Mandy Haggith reports
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Sumatran forest

7 ways to help stop tropical deforestion & illegal logging

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

11th March, 2011

A store like Walmart can wield more power than a country over a logging company - especially in the global South. But what's good for Walmart is not always good for the planet. Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister outline 7 key tools for retailers to limit the impacts of timber consumption more...

Greenpeace hits back at 'notorious forest destroyer' Asia Pulp and Paper

Ecologist

23rd February, 2011

Campaigners urge retailers to follow example of Tesco and Adidas in cutting links with the controversial paper and packaging supplier after latest allegations of greenwashing more...
Sumatran forest

Greenpeace: Asia Pulp and Paper's PR is greenwash, their sustainability claims a joke

Ian Duff

23rd February, 2011

Tesco, Adidas and others have already cut ties with the controversial paper and packaging supplier. In a scathing response to recent APP claims that it is greening itself, Ian Duff urges others to follow suit - until APP adopts sustainable practices more...
Cattle ranching

WWF calls for 'scaling up' of beef production to combat deforestation in Brazil

Ecologist

22nd February, 2011

In an interview with the Ecologist, WWF Brazil CEO Denise Hamu says increasing productivity can help combat deforestation in the Amazon more...

Denise Hamu: Brazil 'needs to increase' beef and soya productivity

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2011

Matilda Lee talks exclusively to the head of WWF Brazil about controversial beef and soya production, the REDD mechanism and deforestation, as well as the wider environmental challenges facing the emerging economic powerhouse more...

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