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30% of Borneo's Rainforests Destroyed Since 1973
Environment  (tags: deforestation, world, environment, ecosystems, habitat, habitat destruction, wildlife, trees, humans, habitat loss, biodiversity, destruction, forests )

Cal
- 8 days ago - news.mongabay.com
More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study
On Track to 'Go Beyond the Critical Point': Sri Lanka Still Losing Forests at Rapid Clip
Environment  (tags: biodiversity, deforetation, Sri Lanka, world, protection, ecosystems, environment, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, government, nature, wildlife )

Cal
- 9 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Sri Lanka, a small island nation located off the southern tip of India, has the highest biodiversity in all of Asia, and is regarded as one of the world's biodiversity hotspots
Ast African Court of Justice Rules Out Construction of Serengeti Super Highway
Environment  (tags: environment, animals, wildlife, world, protection, good news, preservation, biodiversity )

Cal
- 10 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
The East African Court of Justice has ruled against the construction of a tarmac highway that would cut across the migration routes of the great herds of wildebeest and zebras in Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania.
Downturn in Shade-Grown Coffee Putting Forests, Wildlife, People at Risk
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, deforestation, shade grown coffee, biodiversity, biodiversity destruction, world, wildlife, protection, healthconditions, politics )

Cal
- 13 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Shade coffee systems also play a role in preserving connectivity within forests, especially fragmented areas. Providing corridors for animals such as migratory birds and pollinators (e.g., butterflies) is crucial for a healthy, functioning ecosystem.
Borneo Mega-Dams Threaten Indigenous 'Ethnocide'
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, indigenous rights, biodiversity, environment, destruction, conservation, animals, wildlife, protection, politics, pollution, nature, world )

Cal
- 24 days ago - theecologist.org
Massive dams in Sarawak, Malaysia, threaten to flood over 2,000 square kilometers of the world's oldest rainforests, displace 10,000s of indigenous people, and aggravate climate change
The Arctic Shipping Boom - a Bonanza for Invasive Exotic Species
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, invasive species, arctic shipping, biodiversity, world )

Cal
- 26 days ago - theecologist.org
Some marine biologists worry that ships carting cargo through the Arctic's newly opened waterways are introducing invasive species to the area - and bringing invasive species to some of America's most important ports.
Mexico: 22,000 Room Mega-Hotel Threatens 'Biodiversity Hotspot'
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, overdevelopment, corproate greed, biodiversity, world, pollution, politics )

Cal
- 58 days ago - theecologist.org
The core of the proposed development is the picturesque beach dunes of Punta Arena, where the desert meets the sea. This is no ordinary sea: Cabo Pulmo National Park is perhaps the world's most robust marine reserve and coral reef.
Go Wild for National Park Week: April 19-27
Environment  (tags: national parks, environment, ecotourism, biodiversity, wildlife, protection, habitat, ecosystems, environment, politics, nature )

Cal
- 97 days ago - ecowatch.com
Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation host National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage. This year National Park Week--technically nine days--is scheduled for April 19-27.
Indonesian Sugar Company Poised to Destroy Half of Island Paradise's Forests
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, sugar cane, biodiversity, destruction, ecosystems, world, wildlife, politics, protection, nature, humans )

Cal
- 130 days ago - news.mongabay.com
An Indonesian plantation company may be preparing to destroy up to half of the natural forests on Indonesia's remote Aru Islands, reports Forest Watch Indonesia.
The Last of the Indonesian Forest?
Environment  (tags: wildlife, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, rainforest destruciton, habitat loss, corporate greed, biodiversity, environment, destruction, ecosystems, humans, energy )

Cal
- 203 days ago - earthtimes.org
The disappearance of 2 million hectares (20,000 square km) of forest lands under mining and logging "permits" is the sign of a trend, as we watch species, large and small become extinct. -
In Imperiled Forests of Borneo, A Rich Tropical Eden Endures
Environment  (tags: biodiversity, Borneo, tropical rainforests, environment, ecosystems, conservation, habitat, humans, nature, protection, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 215 days ago - e360.yale.edu
In Borneo's Danum Valley -- one of the last, untouched forest reserves in a region ravaged by logging and oil palm cultivation -- a team of international and Malaysian scientists is fighting to preserve an area of stunning biodiversity.
Myanmar Faces New Conservation Challenges as It Opens Up to the World
Environment  (tags: biodiversity, environment, animals, protection, humans, goodnews, wildlife, wildanimals, habitat, world, protection, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, ecosystems, politics, nature, wildlife )

Cal
- 294 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Myanmar forms part of the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, and some of the largest tracts of intact habitat in the hotspot can be found here. With changes afoot, conservationists are looking to Myanmar as the best hope for protecting biodiversity in the
If You Want to Conserve Biodiversity, Protect Latin America
Environment  (tags: biodiversity, environment, animals, protection, humans, goodnews, wildlife, wildanimals, habitat )

Cal
- 317 days ago - ipsnews.net
Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, northern Peru and the Caribbean islands are areas that need urgent protection in order to achieve the global biodiversity conservation targets set for 2020, a new study shows.
Trinidad and Tobago: A Biodiversity Hotspot Overlooked
Environment  (tags: biodiversity, environment, animals, protection, humans, goodnews, wildlife, wildanimals, habitat )

Cal
- 333 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean (just off the coast of Venezuela) may be smaller than Delaware, but it has had an outsized role in the history of rainforest conservation as well as our understanding of tropical ecology.
 

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