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Global Tree Conservation atlas
Mapping the status and distribution of the world’s threatened tree species
Adrian Newton, Sara Oldfield, Gerardo Fragoso, Paul Mathew, Lera Miles, Mary Edwards
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
more food is required. The forests are being destroyed and more land is being cultivated, thus destroying the environment. Besides this the tribal population is removing trees to practise shifting cultivation and for fuel. To fulfill the demands of the urban population the forest cover is being destroyed...
American civilizations from 3000 years before the present era, have recorded decrees setting aside land to plants and animals (Stenling, 2002). Sacred forest grooves that prohibited all forms of extractive use represent an early manifestation of protected area Chandrashekara et al., 1998). Royalty created...
Protecting forests has always been central to CI's mission. Now it is more important than ever. Did you know the burning and clearing of forests contributes approximately 16 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and fuels climate change?
Human activity is the main cause of deforestation,...
Environment and Development (UNCED), underlined the necessity for all countries to develop harmonised approaches in the management, conservation and sustainable development of global forests is essential to meet the socio-economic and environmental needs of the present and future generations. To achieve this goal...
International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 3(12), pp. 618-630, November 2011 Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/IJBC ISSN 2141-243X ©2011 Academic Journals
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Forest conservation and livelihood conflict in REDD: A case study from the corridor...
from forests that had been independently certified as originating from “well-managed” forests as determined by the Forest Conservation Program (developed by Scientific Certification System and accredited by FSC in 1995). To carry the certified label, suppliers’ wood must be tracked from the forest, through...
agriculture and in drier areas, fuel wood collection. The main cause of forest degradation is logging. Mining, industrial development and large dams also have a serious impact. Tourism is becoming a larger threat to the forest. A lack of consideration for the environmental impact of a multi-billion-dollar...
Wildlife conservation efforts in south Asia and the success met?
Joshua Ginsberg, Director of the Asia and Pacific Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society
Minh Duc Le, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University
Mark Ashton, Professor...
The nations of Africa face growing problems in conservation and the protection of the environment, with the particular problem of balancing the desire and need for economic development with the often opposing need for conservation of animal populations and habitats. Competing interests bring...
in 1948 from a heart attack while fighting a brush fire on a neighbor's farm.
1 Life and work
1.1 A Sand County Almanac
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 Life and work
Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa...
ago: unless local community needs are met, conservation of the tiger will not succeed and protected areas will perish. Therefore, conservation programmes
must reconcile the interests of people and tigers. In most situations, a sustainable tiger conservation strategy cannot be achieved without the full...
D1 – Ecosystems
Forest ecosystem – the amazon
A forest ecosystem is the community formed by plants and animals of this particular environment that interact with the chemical and physical features of the environment in which they live. The amazon rain forest is an example of a forest ecosystem.
Forests for a Living Planet
FORESTS are the planet's lungs. Home to people and Wildlife. Engines of green economies. Forests are Essential to life on Earth.
Forests for a Living Planet
FORESTS are the planet's lungs. Home to people and Wildlife. Engines of green economies. Forests are Essential...
Save Forests and Wildlife
As man learnt about nature he started to interfere with the laws of nature. He cut off the forests for agriculture and tamed wild animals for his food and clothing. Man was able to conquer nature, yet he can't control it. A balance exists between all living and non-living...
When viewing the topic of non-human primate conservation many issues arise as the
population is constantly growing and therefore requires more accessible space for building and
other land uses. The issue of non-human primate conservation is a large issue in various parts of
Indo-Burma (Williams, 2011).
Being the last significant landmass to be inhabited the dense indigenous forests that were on the island were ancient and many of epic proportions. These ancient forests clothed 85% of the landmass, a landmass that was rugged, diverse and painfully beautiful (Young, 2004)...
Forests are influenced by climate, landform and soil composition and they exist in a wide variety of forms in the tropical, temperate and boreal zones of the world. Each forest type, evergreen and deciduous, coniferous and broadleaved, wet and dry, as well as closed and open canopy forests, has...
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
The term “resource” means anything that we use from our environment to achieve our objective. For example, we require bricks, cement, iron, wood etc. to construct a building. All these items are called the resources for construction of building. Are source can be...
promulgated a Forest (Conservation) Ordinance which aimed to provide for the conservation of forests in the country. The Forest (Conservation) Act, that consequently replaced the Ordinance, made the prior approval of the central government necessary for the de-reservation of reserved forests and for the...
Conservation Of Wild Life forests
Protection and conservation of forests and wildlife are essential to maintain the earth’s health and environment. The earth is the only known living planet and it is because of its special environment and ecology which are life-supporting. Forests are part and parcel...
Around the world, forests are being logged for timber and paper pulp and cleared to grow mono-crops like soy and palm oil while they are deteriorating from the impacts of global warming. Deforestation is a major driver of global warming, responsible for up to 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions–more...
and in agricultural ecosystems. Some areas are more rich in species than others. Natural undisturbed tropical forests have a much greater species richness than plantations. A natural forest ecosystem provides a large number of non-wood products that local people depend on such as fruit, fuel wood, fodder...
primary forest, the most biodiverse form of forest. In more recent times the increasing demands for both wood and non-wood forest products has resulted in rapid deforestation and greater conflicts over resource use. Peninsular Malaysia however has much poorer forests and conversion of forest to permanent...
abundant prey, tiger populations can quickly stabilize. With India's large network of protected areas and continued funding from conservation groups like the Wildlife Conservation Society, the findings provide hope that tigers can avoid extinction in the wild.
The biggest threat to tigers in India is depletion...
Forest Conservation is the practice of planting and maintaining forested areas for the benefit and sustainability of future generations. Around the year 1900 in the United States, forest conservation became popular with the uses of natural resources. It is the upkeep of the natural resources within...
non-adoption of soil conservation techniques, and over exploitation of land for crop production due to population stress, leads to enormous soil erosion. It will take hundreds of years to form an inch of soil, but in no time it gets washed away down the slope due to erosion.
Wildlife Reserve takes up about one-fifth of the Ituri forest in the Northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (UNESCO Heritage Centre, 1992-2008). According to UNESCO Heritage Centre (1992-2008), “ the Congo river basin, of which the reserve and forest are a part, is one of the largest drainage systems...
Forests are complex worlds where many animals, insects, and plants share a habitat. Specie interdependency leads to protecting ecosystems and biodiversity that dwells within it. This paper will identify the impact of agriculture and encroaching human population’s effect on forests. Management...
Dense forests once covered India. As of 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations estimates world's forest cover to be about 68 dollar area, or about 20 % of the continent's area. In quantity terms, however, the average forest in almost all the major American...