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Norway Puts $1.6B Into Rainforest Conservation


Environment  (tags: conservation, environment, ecosystems, government, green, protection, world )

Cal
- 243 days ago - news.mongabay.com
But how effective have those funds been in actually protecting forests?



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Darren Woolsey (159)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:17 am
Yes, it's not just investing multitudes but down to how it's used, that counts.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:38 am
Noted, did you see the related articles at the bottom of the article, but as we say in consulting, better than yesterday, not as good as tomorrow.
 

Cheree M. (46)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 4:48 am
noted, thanks cal
 

Christeen Anderson (603)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:00 am
Kudos Norway. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:12 am
At least it's a move in the right direction....
 

Jeaneen A. (164)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 8:50 am
Noted, A good start
 

Natally Klaric (62)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 10:35 am
I agree, it's a good start. Thanks for sharing.
 

Mandi T. (435)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 12:34 pm

Agree. good start.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 12:35 pm
Good start.
 

Marija Mohoric (48)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 12:52 pm
Kudos Norway, ty Cal
 

Heidi Walderra (157)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 1:15 pm
Noted and shared
 

Debra G. (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 1:38 pm
Thank you, Norway.

The problem with most programs is not measuring the right thing - a meaningful, significant goal. For example: A food bank is a success if it collects a ton of food, but not if that ton is only high carb junk food. Medical clinics can (ineffectively) measure financial productivity (# of patients seen) or, a better metric, hospital readmissions.

So, wha are effective measures for rainforest protection? And are the "save the rainforest" butterfly redemptions having a meaningful impact? For instance, are we saving areas that is surrounded by monoculture farms, islands of green, or are these contiguous areas?
 

Derya Z. (8)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 2:55 pm
Great!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:29 pm
Noted. Norway now do your part for whale conservation and stop slaughtering them.
 

Rosa Caldwell (386)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 6:45 pm
At least it is a baby step
 

Jane H. (139)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:07 pm
wonderful thanks, Norway!
 

S J. (123)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:14 pm
thanks Cal
 

Dianne Dunn (95)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 10:20 pm

Donated over 10 BILLION! Single, largest donor! Your wise, generous and thoughtful contribution might not be perfectly used in some countries, but that is not in your control. Your country, and other countries, will be watching those recipients and how they use your donation to them. What a wonderful example you are to other countries! I challenge them to match your contributions! A heartfelt Thank You Norway!

 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 11:48 pm
Good for them. Keep going forward. Thanks Cal
 

Hent catalina - maria (97)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 1:51 am
Thank you Norway!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 2:27 am
noted Cal thanks
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (41)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 3:16 am
Good for them. Thanks Cal.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 4:28 am
Noted. Good news.
 

Marianne R. (118)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 5:30 am
Thank you Norway!
 

Claudia Acosta (39)
Friday August 22, 2014, 3:01 am
Norway should also has a team to check that this money is in good hands. Corruption has to be stopped.
 

Arild Warud (172)
Friday August 22, 2014, 3:47 am
You cannot blame Norway for the ineffectivness of UN and The World Bank and most of these Countries are rotten to the core because of corruption.
 

Elizabeth W. (2)
Friday August 22, 2014, 5:25 am
Noted.
 

Carol French (121)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 7:53 pm
I think That it was pretty good of Norway to give 1.6billion. Instead of taking it away!!!!
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 12:51 am
Thank you Norway. I hope your contribution will be used effectively and other nations will follow your lead.
 

Elizabetth M. (68)
Tuesday September 9, 2014, 6:48 pm
Kudos to Norway for its very generous donation of money for the world's forests. Some countries have such corrupt governments and are not using the money properly.Deforestation in Indonesia has remained stubbornly high even increasing by some measures despite Norway's money.
Thank you Cal. Noted and read.
 
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