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Stopping deforestation: lessons from Colombia
A study of deforestation in Colombia by researchers from The University of Queensland has revealed some valuable insights which could be used to help slow deforestation in areas around the globe. (2020-05-01)
Signs of deforestation in Brazil
Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil. (2014-08-20)
Study: Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half
By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7 degrees C. (2014-04-15)
Coca and conflict: the factors fuelling Colombian deforestation
Deforestation in Colombia has been linked to armed conflict and forests' proximity to coca crops, the plant from which cocaine is derived. (2019-08-13)
Is conservation aid preventing deforestation?
International conservation aid may lead to more deforestation in sub-Saharan African countries. (2016-03-01)
Fishbone deforestation pattern affecting environment, research shows
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are studying the environmental impact that unique patterns of deforestation in Rondonia, Brazil, have on the land and climate. (2006-12-11)
Amazon deforestation and number of fires show summer of 2019 not a 'normal' year
The perceived scale of the Amazon blazes received global attention this summer. (2019-11-15)
Cocaine production increases destruction of Colombia's rainforests
Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's (2011-02-09)
Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones
Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-12-05)
Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia
A new study published in the Journal of Hydrology led by WHRC scientist Prajjwal Panday found that large protected areas in the Xingu River Basin have helped shield this Amazonian watershed from the effects observed in its less-protected neighbor, the Araguaia-Tocantins. (2015-03-20)
When a tree lost is, or isn't, permanent deforestation: Mapping global forest loss
Despite numerous efforts by international governments, corporations and conservationists to reduce it, the overall rate of a permanent type of forest loss known as commodity-driven forest loss has not changed since 2001, a new map-based study reports. (2018-09-13)
Human-induced deforestation is causing an increase in malaria cases
A new study of 67 less-developed, malaria-endemic nations led by Lehigh University sociologist Dr. (2017-05-22)
Fires in Amazon challenge emission reduction program
Fire occurrence rates in the Amazon have increased in 59 percent of areas with reduced deforestation and risks canceling part of the carbon savings achieved by UN measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation. (2010-06-03)
NUS scientists identify optimal areas for conservation and agriculture in the tropics
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently completed a global study on the trade-offs between the benefits provided by tropical forests and its conversion for agricultural use. (2017-07-26)
Biodiversity-protected areas in Indonesia ineffective in preventing deforestation: NUS-led study
A study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that the monitoring and prevention of road construction within protected areas and stepping up control measures in illegal logging hotspots would be more effective for conservation than reliance on protected areas alone. (2015-03-16)
Brazil demonstrating that reducing tropical deforestation is key win-win global warming solution
Recent studies by Woods Hole Research Center scientists demonstrate that during years of severe drought, tropical rainforest fires can double emissions from tropical forests. (2007-05-15)
Grading conservation: Which reserves defend forests?
Lands that shelter forests have value often readily tallied by developers, but until now it's been more difficult to prove the success of protecting those forested lands in pursuit of sustainability. (2019-05-08)
Payments to protect forests are worth it
Trees play a critical role in mitigating global carbon emissions and now a new study in Uganda shows that the cost of giving landowners a modest fee to refrain from cutting down their trees is substantially lower than the carbon-related costs that are incurred when trees are lost. (2017-07-20)
New Amazon threat? Deforestation from mining
Sprawling mining operations in Brazil have caused roughly 10 percent of all Amazon rainforest deforestation between 2005 and 2015 -- much higher than previous estimates -- says the first comprehensive study of mining deforestation in the iconic tropical rainforest. (2017-10-18)
Conserving the forests
UCSB economist Robert Heilmayr and colleagues evaluate certification programs as options for sustaining tropical forests. (2017-12-14)
New analysis shows Brazil slows deforestation with land registration program
Brazil's environmental land registration program has been successful in slowing down the rate of deforestation on private land, according to a new study. (2017-11-01)
EU a global leader in consumption of goods from illegally deforested land valued at EUR 6 billion
During 2000-12, an average of one football pitch of forest was illegally cleared every two minutes to supply the EU with beef, leather, palm oil and soy used for groceries, animal feed, leather shoes and biofuels, according to a new study released today. (2015-03-16)
The importance of mangrove conservation in tsunami prone regions
Agricultural expansion rather than shrimp farming is the major factor responsible for the destruction of tropical mangrove forests in the tsunami-impacted regions of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. (2007-10-30)
The fight against deforestation: Why are Congolese farmers clearing forest?
Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. (2016-10-21)
Link found between increased crops and deforestation in Amazon, but issue not so cut and dry
A Kansas State University geographer is part of a research team out to prove what environmental scientists have suspected for years: Increasing the production of soybean and biofuel crops in Brazil increases deforestation in the Amazon. (2011-07-14)
Confirmed -- deforestation plays critical climate change role
New research confirms that avoiding deforestation can play a key role in reducing future greenhouse gas concentrations. (2007-05-11)
Trade-offs between economic growth and deforestation
In many developing countries, economic growth and deforestation seem to go hand in hand -- but the links are not well understood. (2017-01-16)
Resolving the mysterious carbon contribution of the tropics
Tropical forests release more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than they remove from it, according to a new study, finding that most of the release is due to deforestation and degradation. (2017-09-28)
Large landowners key to slowing deforestation in Brazil
An analysis by Brown sociologists of data on land use in Mato Grosso, Brazil's third largest state, reveals that a large proportion of deforestation, as well as remaining forest cover, can be found on large private properties. (2015-11-10)
New highways drive accelerating deforestation in Amazonia
In today's issue of Science (21 May 2004), a team of U.S. and Brazilian scientists show that the rate of forest destruction has accelerated significantly in Brazilian Amazonia since 1990. (2004-05-21)
Global consumption an increasingly significant driver of tropical deforestation
International trade with agricultural and wood products is an increasingly important driver of tropical deforestation. (2014-10-22)
Deforestation of sandy soils a greater climate threat
A new Yale-led study finds that tree removal has far greater consequences for climate change in some soils than in others, a finding that could provide key insights into which ecosystems should be managed with extra care. (2014-04-01)
Incentives as effective as penalties for slowing Amazon deforestation
An international team of scientists, including one from Virginia Tech, reviewed published research and determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as public policies that call for penalties. (2014-06-25)
Forests absorb one-third of our fossil fuel emissions
The world's established forests remove 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the atmosphere -- equivalent to one third of current annual fossil fuel emissions -- according to new research published today in the journal Science. (2011-08-09)
No-win situation for agricultural expansion in the Amazon
The large-scale expansion of agriculture in the Amazon through deforestation will be a no-win scenario, according to a new study. (2013-05-09)
Gauging the impact of tropical forest logging: Winrock develops new method for quantifying carbon emissions
Researchers at Winrock International have developed a first-of-its-kind method for estimating carbon emissions from forest degradation caused by selective logging in tropical regions. (2014-04-02)
Amazon rainforest losses impact on climate change, study shows
Human activity has removed more than one-tenth of trees and plants from the Amazon rainforest since the 1960s, a study shows. (2015-04-21)
Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection
The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of the rainforest. (2017-06-26)
Deforestation causes cooling in Northern US, Canada
The impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude, according to new research from a team of scientists representing 20 institutions from around the world. (2011-11-16)
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