Forests : Newsfile

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  • Malaysian timber laundering racket exposed

    9 February 2004

    Thousands of tonnes of illegal and endangered Indonesian ramin wood worth tens of millions of dollars are being laundered through Malaysia and on to world markets, warns a new report.

  • Condom plan 'to conserve forest'

    26 January 2004

    A condom factory in north-west Brazil is being built to help prevent the spread of Aids in the country, and there are hopes it will ease rainforest destruction at the same time.

  • Amazon rainforest takes new battering

    2 July 2003

    Figures recently released by the Brazilian government show that Amazon rainforest has received a new battering with deforestation in the region increasing by 40 per cent in the past year.

  • Fast growing forests not all bad

    29 May 2003

    A new report launched today at the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) corrects some major popular misconceptions about tree plantations, and warns that the rapid expansion of often heavily subsidized industrial fast wood plantations cannot be relied upon to stop deforestation or generate employment.

  • Renewing forests for the people

    17 March 2003

    Reviving deforested and degraded landscapes so that they benefit local communities is the aim of a new partnership between the World Conservation Union (IUCN), WWF, and the United Kingdom Forestry Commission.

  • Kalimantan forest will become a desert, researchers warn

    13 January 2003

    West Kalimantan, a part of Indonesia once known as part of the world's lungs for its tropical forests, will turn into a vast barren desert by 2037, university researchers report. Forest fires and rampant illegal logging, are to blame say the research team at the University of Tanjungpura in Pontianak, Indonesia

  • Forest certification under fire

    22 November 2002

    Environmental and human rights experts have published a report claiming that one of the world's best known and trusted environmental and social audit schemes, aimed at protecting the world's forests, has for years been knowingly misleading the public.

  • Ethical coffee 'can help to save forests'

    16 July 2002

    A global shift to shade-grown coffee production can save nearly 10 million hectares of rainforest and provide better tasting coffee, reports Worldwatch Researcher Brian Halweil.

  • Cameroon's bid to curb illegal logging

    12 June 2002

    The Government of Cameroon has signed an agreement to share data and maps about the country's forests, with the World Resources Institute's Global Forest Watch, in a bid to curb rampant illegal logging.

  • Much of world's remaining intact forests at risk

    17 April 2002

    From the temperate rainforests of Chile to Russia's northern taiga forests, researchers have evidence that the world's wooded lands are shrinking faster than even pessimists had thought.