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Category archives for: Forest & Land

Brick kilns exhaust farmlands of topsoil in Panchagarh

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Near about 500,000 to 1,000,000cft (Cubic Feet) topsoils are being used to make 3 to 4 million bricks every year Large-scale use of topsoil from vast areas of farmlands for brick manufacturing in Panchagarh has been inflicting catastrophic damage on agriculture as well the environment. Vast agricultural lands have been losing fertility as well as […]

Sundarban and its majestic beast

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Climate change has severely threatened biodiversity worldwide with many species already on the verge of extinction and is responsible for warmer temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and more frequent extreme weather events. Climate change has already caused changes in vegetation, salinity and sedimentation in the Sundarbans — an iconic ecosystem and home to the Royal Bengal […]

Will the latest amendment to U.P.’s tree act help the state’s green cover?

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Reacting to the outrage over a proposal to cut more than 64,000 trees for a Defence Expo in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued new norms to protect trees in the northern state. The amendment to the state’s tree protection act however, has experts and authorities coming out with opposing claims on the sustainability […]

Animal Planet discoverss Panams eco-tourism

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(MENAFN – Newsroom Panama) The fauna and flora of Bocas del Toro, the Darién jungle and other parts of Panama will be premiered in a documentary in 2020 on the Animal Planet channel. It will be presented by Nigel Marven,  who is also producer and director, of a series of programs about Central America that […]

Farm forests deliver many benefits

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Over the past twenty-five years 23,000 landowners (83% farmers) have converted some of their land to forestry, creating a sustainable and complementary farm resource. Well planned and sustainably-managed forests can provide commercial environmental and recreational opportunities. There are many attractive planting options and models available for farmers and landowners, each with significant potential to deliver […]

Helping countries better monitor and report on forest and land-use under the Paris Climate Agreement

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FAO and GEF team up in new project to make forest data more transparent, accessible and available 11 November 2019, Rome - FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's enhanced […]

Forests and wildlife in danger

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A major report, “Below the Canopy”, jointly written by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL), has brought to the fore some startling findings. The study found that the population of wildlife in the world’s forests has declined by more than half in just over four decades. Read More:

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it

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(CNN)If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found […]

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it

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(CNN)If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found […]

Europe’s forests are booming. Here’s why.

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Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed.  Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today more than two-fifths of Europe is tree-covered. Between 1990 and 2015, the area covered by forests and woodlands increased by 90,000 square kilometres […]

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