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Timid beginnings of solutions to preserve tropical forests

At the One Forest Summit, around twenty countries identified strategies to safeguard tropical forests from destruction. The initial measure primarily emphasized the significance of these vast yet delicate carbon reservoirs. During the inaugural One Forest Summit in Libreville on March 1 and 2, around twenty countries represented by states from major forest basins, such as…
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Paper designed from dead leaves (and it’s happening in Ukraine)

The Ukrainian company Releaf Paper has devised a process to transform dead leaves collected in parks and public gardens into paper. Despite the war in Ukraine, Releaf Paper stays the course. This young company, founded in 2021 in kyiv, produced more than 100 tons of paper per month in 2022. Paper that is not made…
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Saving an ancient forest one trail mile at a time

How citizens managed to protect an ecosystem that still conceals many mysteries In the heart of British Columbia stands a thousand-year-old forest that still holds many mysteries: the interior rainforest. In the hope of saving this rare ecosystem from logging, citizens have built, plank after plank, a path crisscrossing these green giants. By attracting a…
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Satellite imagery shows 11% reduction in Amazon deforestation per year

The rate of deforestation of equatorial rainforests in the Brazilian part of the Amazon basin has decreased by 11% in a year. This is evidenced by data from the National Institute for Space Research. According to the satellite imagery data he processed, from August 2021 to August 2022, 11,568 sq. km of forest. A year…
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Deer and cows threaten the world’s largest living organism

Scientists are concerned about the health of the Pando Forest in Utah, a clonal poplar colony believed to be the largest organism on Earth. Young shoots of trees are eaten by wild deer and grazing cows. Pando Forest, also known as the Trembling Giant, is part of the Fishlake National Forest on the western edge…
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A 30-year journey in search of saving the forests of South America

Constantino Aucca Chutas became interested in conservation thirty years ago when he was doing fieldwork as a biology student in Cusco, Peru. At that time, the majestic slopes of the Peruvian Andes that surrounded the city were suffering from illegal logging and farm expansion. “Conservation has become a necessity,” Aukka said recently in an interview…
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“At Mass, not a word about ecology! »

Eric de Kermel is sorry for the absence of prayers for nature and the living in most Catholic masses. For him, it is the result of an anthropocentric vision that corresponds neither to the biblical message nor to the encyclicals of Pope Francis. I recently participated in a gathering of Catholics engaged in society. As…
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Environment: integrating trees into the national sustainable development strategy

In a message from the government on National Tree Day (JNA) delivered on November 3 in Brazzaville, the Minister of Forest Economy, Rosalie Matondo, reiterated Congo’s commitment to fight against deforestation and climate deregulation. The Minister of Forest Economy invited the population to plant trees, as prescribed by the theme of the 36th edition of…
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France to plant 1 billion trees in 8 years

In 2022, France burned six times more forest than the average for the past 10 years French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new forest strategy that will plant 1 billion trees by 2030, or 10% of its forest area. He also pledged €250 million to purchase 16 Canadair amphibious aircraft by 2027, EURACTIV reported. The…
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Tree mortality in forests has increased by 54% in ten years

Spring drought, heat wave and violent summer fires… In 2022, extreme climatic episodes bruised more than 70,000 hectares of French forests. In its annual inventory, the National Institute for Geographic and Forest Information (IGN) reveals a 54% increase in tree mortality over the last decade. This increase “is linked to the recurrence of episodes of…
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