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Q&A: sustainable agriculture expert, Christian Mensah

Ruth Styles

20th April, 2011

Making Ghana’s cocoa sector more sustainable isn’t the easiest of tasks but for the Louis Bolk Institute’s Christian Mensah that’s all part of the job. Ruth Styles caught up with him to find out how he’s doing it more...
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...
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...
Landscape devastated by palm oil

World's largest ecological experiment to examine impact of oil palm plantations

Tom Levitt

1st February, 2011

Ten-year project will look at whether setting-aside natural forests within oil palm plantations can save threatened species such as the Orang-utan, Pygmy Elephant and Clouded Leopard more...
Sunlight through the trees

Logging company accused of ‘misleading public’ with carbon conservation project

Kara Moses

3rd December, 2010

Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of 'false claims' over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve more...
Tropical rainforests

Shell funding of forest protection scheme could result in 'largest land grab of all time'

Ecologist

8th September, 2010

Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaigners more...
Palm oil seeds

Cargill sticks with rainforest-destroying palm oil supplier

Ecologist

6th September, 2010

US food giant refuses to stop buying palm oil from Sinar Mas group as Burger King joins Nestle and others in criticising its illegal activities more...
Logging

Norway accused of 'hypocrisy' over ethical investment

Tom Levitt

24th August, 2010

The Norwegian government has sold its investment in one Malaysian logging and palm oil company but remains a big shareholder in another accused of destroying rainforest and orang-utan habitats more...
Peatland

Palm oil giant Sinar Mas admits breaking law by clearing peatland

Tom Levitt

11th August, 2010

Indonesia's largest palm oil and pulp company started clearing land for palm oil plantations before it had received permits or made conservation assessments. Tom Levitt reports more...
Peatland

Palm oil giant accused of rainforest destruction caught ‘red-handed’

Ecologist

29th July, 2010

Indonesia’s largest palm oil and pulp group, Sinar Mas, is continuing to destroy rainforests and peatland despite promises to end the practice more...

How indigenous cultures can save themselves...and us

Matilda Lee

9th July, 2010

Many cultures have lived in harmony with their ecosystems for centuries. The Gaia Foundation have made it their mission to listen and learn from them. It's time we did too more...
Tropical rainforests

Amazon rainforest claims not bogus admits The Sunday Times

Ecologist

21st June, 2010

Newspaper apologises for article that disputed 'peer-reviewed scientific evidence' that up to 40 per cent of the Amazon rainforest is at risk from climate change more...

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Protecting rainforests shown to reduce poverty

Ecologist

28th May, 2010

Introduction of measures to protect rainforests and ecosystems in Costa Rica and Thailand over the past 40 years have improved the livelihoods of the local population more...

RAN's greenwash of the week: COP15

Rainforest Action Network

14th April, 2010

Everyone was disappointed by Copenhagen, but sometimes it takes a man in a 350.org tie to choke on a nut to remind us just how frustrating COP15 was... more...
An orangutan

Blackwashing: do NGO tactics risk long term public trust?

Tom Levitt

1st January, 2010

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, reports Tom Levitt more...
January/ Febuary 1980 Cover

The Ecologist January 1980: A proposal to save the world’s tropical rain forests

Edward Goldsmith

January, 1980

Thirty years ago this month, Edward Goldsmith published a revised version of WEAP, the World Ecological Areas Programme in the Ecologist more...
Ghost forest

Deforestation in central London

Laura Sevier

17th November

An installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar square is designed to symbolise threatened rainforest trees throughout the world more...
Prince's Rainforests Project

The Prince's Rainforests Project: keeping forests standing

Emma Bocking

9th November, 2009

It's the best hope for creating a critical mass of support for tough action on tropical deforestation, and its website offers a wealth of information for all more...
Sunlight pierces through a dense green canopy

10 groups campaigning for the natural world

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Breathable air, healthy soil, fresh water and the stability of our climate all rely on our planetary life-support systems – like rainforests and oceans – being healthy. more...
Wheeling a shopping trolley around a supermarket

10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...
An Amazon horned frog in Cristalino State Park, Brazil.  © Daniel Beltra, courtesy of The Prince's Rainforests Project and Sony

Q & A: Daniel Beltrá, environmental photographer

Laura Sevier

14th September, 2009

The award winning environmental photographer on witnessing rainforests around the world, working for Greenpeace and why photos can help save the world more...

Forget trees and carbon: trees and rain is the real problem

Peter Bunyard

24th August, 2009

As economists and policymakers scramble to put a price on the stored carbon of rainforests, they could be missing the bigger (wetter) picture... more...
Royal Mint sources copper from mines across the world

Royal Mint linked to rainforest destruction

Ecologist

4th August, 2009

Government-owned Royal Mint admits it has no ethical sourcing policy more...
Logging in the Amazon

Industrial nations must tackle deforestation at Copenhagen, say MPs

Ecologist

30th June, 2009

A Commons environmental audit committee has called for industrialised nations to change their patterns of consumption if alarming rates of global deforestation are to be arrested and reversed more...
In the News

Land in Latin America exploited by West's demand for meat

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

Agricultural expansion on a massive scale in Latin America has directly paralelled the West’s greed for meat. A new report follows the food chain and assesses the damage.



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