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Deforestation Ramping Up in Yasuni as Ecuador Sets to Open Up National Park to Drilling
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Amazon, Yasuni National Park, oil drilling, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, habitat, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, world, wildlife, nature, protection, pollution, politics, government, green )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.mongabay.com
Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a significant increase in deforestation alerts within Yasuni National Park since 2011.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Continue to Oppose Oil Production in Ecuador's Yasuni Rainforests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, oil production, AMazon, uncontacted tribes, indigenous rights, destruction, ecosystems, environment, healthconditions, protection, pollution, world, wildlife, water, trees, conservation, green, government, politics, humans, nature )

Cal
- 4 days ago - forests.org
Ecuador's mega-diverse Yasuni National Park is again threatened by oil industry road construction as state oil company Petroamazonas has in secret constructed a road into the world-famous Amazon rainforest - violating environmental laws and threatening un
TAKE ACTION NOW! Applaud Community Efforts to Combat Climate Change and Poaching - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: DEFORESTATION, climate-change, animals, environment, ecosystems, protection, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 4 days ago - forcechange.com
Praise project that reduces deforestation and wildlife poaching while supporting the local community
Rebuilding Kissama: War-Torn Angola's Only National Park Affected By Deforestation, But Refaunation Gives Hope
Environment  (tags: deforestation, wildlife, world, protection, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat, nature, government, green, water, trees )

Cal
- 6 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Angola is one of Africa's most biologically diverse countries, boasting a long Atlantic coastline, dense equatorial forests, rivers thick with mangroves, vast desert expanses, rolling savannah grasslands and high-altitude rocky outcrops.
Tobacco - Zimbabwe's Forests Are Going Up in Smoke
Environment  (tags: economic boom, deforestation, overdevelopment, tobacco, poverty vs. progressdevastation of the l, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, world, wildlife, habitatdestruction, habitat, energy )

Cal
- 8 days ago - theecologist.org
In Zimbabwe, 15 % of its natural forest has been burnt down as farmers free more land to plant tobacco. On current trends, the country will be a desert in just 35 years from now.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect America's Rainforest From Old-Growth Logging
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, Tongass, deforestation, rainforest, rainforest destruction, pollution, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, conservation, humans, healthconditions, government, water, trees )

Cal
- 9 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
We have an opportunity to save the Tongass rainforest--but we need you to tell agency officials to end destructive industrial-scale old-growth logging on the Tongass much more quickly than the Forest Service's proposed 10- to 15-year timeline.
Roads Through the Rainforest: An Overview of South America's 'Arc of Deforestation
Environment  (tags: deforestation, development, roads, ethics, planning, ecosystems, destruction, environment, forests, conservation, politics, pollution, government, green, wildlife, world, humans, nature, protection )

Cal
- 9 days ago - news.mongabay.com
As the impacts of roads on forest ecosystems become clear, governments and planning agencies reach a moral crossroads.
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
- 14 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
Green Under Siege: World's Biodiversity Hotspots 85 Percent Impacted
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, forests, deforestation, flora, original forests, biodiversity hot spots, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 16 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The world's 35 biodiversity hotspots--which harbor 75 percent of the planet's endangered land vertebrates--are in more trouble than expected, according to a sobering new analysis of remaining primary vegetation.
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
- 19 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.
DRC Deforestation Escalates Despite Resource Shortages, Protests, Rape, Homicide
Environment  (tags: deforestation, DRC< AFrica, social problems, destruction, ecosystems, protection, humans, healthconditions, conservation, environment, world, wildlife, water, trees, forests, habitatdestruction, habitat, politics, pollution )

Cal
- 20 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Human communities moving into in formerly forested areas pose major problems to wildlife, as their habitat is destroyed to clear land for agriculture and people bring with them a taste for bushmeat.
The Last Best Place No More: Massive Deforestation Destroying Prime Chimp Habitat in Uganda
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, deforestation, destruction, animals, wildlife, world, humans, government, ecosystems )

Cal
- 22 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Prime chimpanzee habitat is gone --Global Forest Watch data shows at least 20 percent of the forest cover along the Kafu River in western Uganda has disappeared since 2001
No Restrictions: Japan's Demand for Illegal Wood Driving Rampant Deforestation in Siberia
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Japan, Siberia, habitatdestruction, habitat, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, politics, world, wildlife, protection, pollution, endangered, government, humans, nature, trees )

Cal
- 27 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Japan has made no strides to reduce its import of illegal timber. Instead, it is knowingly importing mass quantities of wood sourced from vulnerable forests in Siberia, according to a report recently issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency
ORGANIZED INSANITY: On a Whim: Equatorial Guinea Building New Capital City in the Middle of the Rainforest
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, deforestation, organized insanity, world, wildlife, habitat, habitatdestruction, forests, water, humans, healthconditions, protection, pollution, politics )

Cal
- 28 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Forests are being cleared at a rapid clip to make room for gleaming new office towers, apartment buildings, houses and highways in AfricaâEUR(TM)s third largest energy producer, where oil and gas revenues have fed the frenzy of construction.
 

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