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Deforestation

Activists return to defend Tasmania's forests as logging resumes

Ollie Milman

27th April, 2012

An agreement that would end 30 years of verbal, and often physical, confrontation over the future of the forests in the Australian state of Tasmania is teetering on the edge of collapse. Ollie Milman reports more...
Sunlight through the trees

Big brother gone green: using technology to tackle the eco-crisis

Hugh Knowles and Martin Wright

6th April, 2012

The revolution in remote monitoring should help solve environmental problems, but might it also increase our distance from the natural world? more...
Spotters guide to spring flowers

The spotters guide to spring wild flowers

Rebecca Campbell

6th April, 2012

With spring in full swing, the UK’s ancient woodland is bursting into life. From bluebells to ramsens, Rebecca Campbell rounds up the best British blooms

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Agroforestry comes of age, but will UK farmers embrace it?

Ed Hamer

2nd March, 2012

The practical evidence suggests agroforestry in the UK has got something to offer both commercial farmers and smallholders alike. The challenge now, says Ed Hamer, is how to encourage sceptical farmers that planting trees across farmland is a good idea more...
Sumatran Orangutan

Join the SOS celebrity auction to help save the Sumatran Orangutan

Ecologist

1st March, 2012

With only 6,600 left in the wild, the Sumatran orangutan is critically endangered. Campaign group Sumatran Orangutan Society has organised a celebrity auction to raise money to protect them and their rainforest habitat more...
oil in Belize

Mayan people battle oil giants as Belize's rainforests threatened

Robin Llewellyn

10th February, 2012

Forest communities are fighting increasing incursions onto their land by US oil companies. Now the Belizean government is seeking to reverse a court ruling preventing them allowing oil exploration, logging or mining. Robin Llewellyn reports from Belize
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Forestry

Stop the biomass blackout: say no to the UK's destructive bioenergy policies

Ian Lander

7th February, 2012

Biofuelwatch warn of an unfolding 'biomassacre' as the UK is set to rely on a growing amount of wood-based biomass, driving landgrabbing, replacing old growth forests with plantations, destroying biodiversity and causing air pollution more...
Octavia Hill National Trust

The National Trust awards recognising pioneering eco-campaigner Octavia Hill

Mike Collins

19th December, 2011

Octavia Hill was a tireless advocate for saving land and green spaces in and around Victorian London. She was also a founder of the National Trust, which is launching an award to recognise modern day 'unsung environmental heroes' more...
Amazon forest

Conservation can only work by putting a value on forests

Ben Caldecott

29th November, 2011

REDD+ type projects to protect rainforests face many obstacles but we should not give up on market-based solutions, says Ben Caldecott from the investment bank Climate Change Capital more...
Sunlight through the trees

UK charity dogged by 'monocultures and rights violations' claims

Ecologist

7th October, 2011

The Jewish National Fund UK has always denied a swirl of claims over its history and activities in the Middle East, including allegations of land grabbing Palestinian villages. But campaigners want the organisation stripped of its charitable status more...

Dwindling forests, dwindling futures – how forest dwellers being ignored by the Bangladeshi Government

A new Ecologist-produced film - to be screened by campaigners from the Forest People's Programme at the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Japan - highlights how the rights of indigenous peoples and their sustainable use of natural resources are being ignored by the Bangladesh Government 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...

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Laos Vietnam timber

Revealed: how the Vietnamese military fuels destruction of Laos' forests

Faith Doherty

28th July, 2011

Undercover filming by the Environmental Investigation Agency has unearthed shocking evidence of military involvement in the illegal timber trade, all to feed western demand for stylish wood products, according to Faith Doherty more...
Rainforest Saver

The Rainforest Saver

Daniel Elkan

February 2005

After more than 20 years work, Mike Hands, a British tropical ecologist has come up with a groundbreaking way to stop vast areas of rainforest destroyed more...
A forest community

Warning over REDD projects excluding rural poor from forests

Tom Levitt

16th June, 2011

Global study finds forests provide one-fifth of household income in rural communities and says access for them should be prioritised in REDD-type conservation projects more...
Fair trade carbon trading

Fair trade carbon credits: will certification benefit people and planet?

Adam Corner

3rd May, 2011

In Uganda, as in the rest of the world, carbon trading is a controversial topic. But could the concept of fair trade carbon credits revolutionise the sector, or is it just a distraction from the bigger problems with carbon markets? Adam Corner investigates more...

Family fun in the forest: the FC Tour 2011

The Ecologist

7th April, 2011

Get outside and into the music this summer with performances from Westlife, Keane, Blondie, Simply Red and Doves at one of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Concerts, which are seeking to promote responsible forest enjoyment 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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PICK OF THE DAY: VisitWoods Interactive Woodland Website

The Ecologist

10th February, 2011

The Woodland Trust’s new VisitWoods website has everything you need to know about the UK’s woods and forests

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Deforestation

Asia Pulp and Paper: why activists are wrong over destructive logging allegations

Aida Greenbury

January 31st, 2011

The paper giant has been accused by Greenpeace of destructive logging and green-washing. But campaigners are mistaken, says APP boss Aida Greenbury - the company is supporting REDD projects and putting sustainability at the centre of operations more...

DEFRA's forest sell off plans met with caution and hostility

The Ecologist

28th January,2011

Environmental groups react to controversial Government consultation on the future of England's forests as £250 million sale proposed more...

Top 10...Woodland Walks

Ruth Styles

28th January, 2011

Packed with rare flora and fauna, Britain’s woodlands are the perfect place for getting to grips with nature. From Yorkshire to the Lake District, Hampshire and beyond, Ruth Styles rounds up the best walks more...
Forestry

England’s controversial forest sale could attract biofuel energy companies

Mark Jansen

8th December, 2010

As the public comes to terms with Government plans to sell public woodland, industry analysts predict much of the forest could be snapped up by energy companies looking to burn wood as a biofuel more...

Torbay adopts i-Tree software that 'puts a value on trees'

Chris Baker

10th December, 2010

A new computer software package developed in the US puts a financial value on the ecosystem services trees perform, from reduced air pollution to the amount of carbon dioxide removed... can it now work in the UK? more...

Dwindling forests, dwindling futures: Bangladesh mangrove communities under threat

The Ecologist

13th October, 2010

A new Ecologist-produced film - to be screened by campaigners from the Forest People's Programme at the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Japan - highlights how the rights of indigenous peoples and their sustainable use of natural resources are being ignored by the Bangladesh Government.


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