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TASMANIA: Mining a New Threat to Tarkine Rainforest
Environment  (tags: animals, environment, destruction, rainforests, mining projects, ecosystems, wildlife, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, world )

- 1878 days ago -
Two new mines are being assessed within the Tarkine rainforest in north-west Tasmania. A major concern about mining in the Tarkine is that the area is the last remaining home for healthy Tasmanian devils
Airborne Lasers Discover Undocumented Deforestation in Belize Park
Environment  (tags: rainforest protection, rainforests, development, Third World, africa, environment, conservation, ecosystems, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, world, wildlife, protection, destruction, ecosystems )

- 2038 days ago -
A NASA funded expedition using airborne lasers to study ancient Mayan ruins has also documented widespread illegal deforestation in the Caracol Archaeological Reserve
Scientists Say Massive Palm Oil Plantation Will "Cut the Heart Out" of Cameroon's Rainforest
Environment  (tags: rainforest protection, rainforests, development, Third World, africa, environment, conservation, ecosystems, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, world, wildlife, protection )

- 2043 days ago -
Eleven top scientists have slammed a proposed palm oil plantation in a Cameroonian rainforest surrounded by five protected areas
Send a Valentine to Chocolatiers ACTION
Environment  (tags: palm oil, slave labor, rainforests, indigenous people, environment, ecosystems, habitatdestruction )

- 2072 days ago -
Did you buy Valentine's chocolates this year? Do the ingredients include palm oil or palm kernel oil?
TAKE ACTION NOW! Uphold Penalties for Importing Illegal Wood
Environment  (tags: protection, habitat, environment, rainforests, illegal wood trade, ecosystems, trees, forests, destruction, nature, humans, conservation, world, habitatdestruction, green )

- 2075 days ago -
The ban on the importation of illegal wood has been an important step in the conservation of forests around the world. It has resulted in a decrease of illegal logging and thus preservation of threatened species and endangered habitats.
Majority of Protected Tropical Forests "Empty" Due to Hunting
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, biodiversity, rainforests, rainforest destruction, world, habitat, habitatdestruction, green, animals, protection, humans, destruction, wildlife )

- 2079 days ago -
Protected areas in the world's tropical rainforests are absolutely essential, but one cannot simply set up a new refuge and believe the work is done
Rupert Murdoch and Rainforests ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, rainforests, protection )

- 2128 days ago -
Demand Rupert Murdoch's publishing company HarperCollins make its kid's books rainforest-safe.
Community Mapping of African Rainforests Could Show Way Forward for Preservation, REDD
Environment  (tags: rainforests, rainforest preservation, wildlife, protection, nature, conservation, environment, ecosystems, green, habitat, Sustainabililty )

- 2147 days ago -
A new initiative to place community mapping of central African rainforests online could prove key to local rights in the region, says the UK-based NGO Rainforest Foundation
Action Alert: Uganda's Protected Mabira Rainforest Threatened Again By Sugar Production
Environment  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, sugar, rainforests, environment, forests, Uganda, habitat, habitatdestruction, protection, trees, wildlife )

- 2152 days ago -
Plans by Uganda's President to partially destroy the Mabira rainforest - one of the nation's most important rainforest preserves - have surfaced again after being defeated in 2007. Let the Ugandan government know rainforests and their ecological services
Brazil 'Risks Loss of Forest Area Equal to Germany, Italy and Austria'
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, wildlife, biodiversity, sustainability, Amazon, rainforests, forest loss, habitat loss, threat, deforestation )

- 2154 days ago -
WWF said studies suggest the new legislation could see 175 million acres of forest cleared or not restored following illegal deforestation. The legislation would open up vast swathes of the world's biggest rainforest to uses such as cattle ranching.
A Day of Hope for Madagascar's Rainforests
Environment  (tags: environment, rainforests, protection, habitat, nature )

- 2197 days ago -
After two years of continuous lobbying against illegal logging of precious hardwoods, which hit some of Madagascar's most unique national parks, new international trade regulations enforcing more transparency promise a further breakthrough.
Willie Smits Restores a Rainforest
Environment  (tags: biodiversity, climate-change, conservation, ecosystems, environment, habitat, orangutans, rainforests, sustainability, water, wildlife )

- 2208 days ago -
Biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.
TAKE ACTION, World to Dilma: Save the Amazon
Environment  (tags: TAKE ACTION, PETITIONconservation, destruction, Amazon, Brazil, rainforests, protection )

- 2236 days ago -
The Amazon is in serious danger: Brazil is on the verge of gutting its forest protection laws -- unless we act now, vast tracts of our planet's lungs could be opened up to clear-cutting devastation.79% of Brazilians support a veto of the forest law change
Save One of America's Last Rainforests ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, nature, protection, rainforests )

- 2237 days ago -
The U.S. House has approved funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a federal program that would enable the National Park Service to protect the rainforest and other vulnerable lands across the country -- now we need the Senate to seal
WWF - Toilet Paper Brand Wipes Out Forests and Endangered Species
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitats, rainforests, wildlife, endangered, paper companies, tropical hardwoods, investigation, Cottonsoft, WWF, Indonesia )

- 2248 days ago -
An investigation released today reveals that Auckland based company Cottonsoft is sourcing its toilet paper from rainforests in Indonesia, home of the critically-endangered Sumatran tiger.

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