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Archive: Forests

21 May 2015

A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

by JOHN C. CANNON
The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, a Nigerian scientist working to save the gorillas describes how local villagers are vital to protecting these apes. READ MORE

12 May 2015

As Andes Warm, Deciphering The Future for Tropical Birds

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
Scientists have theorized that tropical birds in mountainous regions will move uphill as the climate warms. But new research in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the birds will stay put and face a new threat — predator snakes that will climb into their territory to escape the heat. READ MORE

05 May 2015

Nicaragua Canal: A Giant Project With Huge Environmental Costs

Work has already begun on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal in Nicaragua that would cut through nature reserves and bring massive dredging and major ship traffic to Central America’s largest lake. Scientists and conservationists are warning that the project is an environmental disaster in the making. READ MORE

09 Mar 2015

What Lies Behind the Recent Surge of Amazon Deforestation

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
After declining by more than 70 percent in recent years, deforestation in the Amazon is soaring. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, scientist Philip Fearnside explains what’s driving the clearing of the Amazon and what needs to be done to once again bring deforestation under control. READ MORE

26 Feb 2015

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

by FRED PEARCE
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends. Now, after decades of government-abetted abuse of these regions, a new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success. READ MORE

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26 May 2015: Officials Uncover “Mass Graves” Of Illegal Timber in Malaysia Forest Reserve

22 May 2015: Many Trees in Southeast U.S. Closely Related to Tree Species in Asia

21 May 2015: Interview: A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

15 May 2015: Indonesia Extends Major Logging Moratorium, Which Critics Decry as Weak

15 Apr 2015: Entries Invited for e360 Contest For Best Environmental Videos

30 Mar 2015: Warming Winters Not Main Cause of Pine Beetle Outbreaks, Study Says

24 Mar 2015: Extreme Forest Fragmentation Documented in Comprehensive New Study

23 Mar 2015: Back from the Brink: Success Stories Of the U.S. Endangered Species Act

09 Mar 2015: Interview: What Lies Behind the Surge of Deforestation in Amazon

03 Mar 2015: Photographs of Amazon Forest Added to Google Street View Collection


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