Content tagged with deforestation

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REDD+ Simply Explained - a Case in Lao PDR

Forests continue to diminish globally at an alarming rate and have been dropping drastically especially in developing countries who are transforming their natural resources into national financial assets. What kind of forest management approach is a best fit in forest-rich developing countries? Is paying local communities to protect their forests the right approach? Read on

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Tracking Forest Landscape Transformation in Latin America

Measuring the loss of evergreen forest cover in protected areas as well as deforestation in forest- rich countries such as those in Latin America has played a crucial role in climate change mitigation. How can forest cover change be measured? The use of nearly real-time remote sensing is an effective tool for detecting shifts in forest canopies and identifying protection levels. Read on

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Imagine Planting a Forest

Imagine someone single-handedly planted a forest on a parched sandbar and over the course of thirty years, by tirelessly tending to it, turned it into a lush, thriving ecosystem. What a beautiful anecdote that would be to illustrate an individual’s ability to positively affect the environment through their passion, determination and will. The best part of the story would be if it were true. Thanks to one man’s jawdropping resolve, it is. Read on