Category: Water, Forest & Land Resources

Can development and conservation go hand in hand in Colombia’s Orinoquia region?

by Glenn Hyman| Aug 10, 2017 A diverse group of environmental and private sector specialists met in Bogotá last week to discuss how to achieve sustainable development in Colombia’s Orinoquia region. Meeting participants explored possible scenarios of sustainable development that reconcile nature protection and improve human well-being. Organized by […]

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How the Arctic Ocean became salty

A land bridge had to sink far enough below a top-of-the-world lake to let Atlantic saltwater overwhelm it BETH GEIGER  JUL 19, 2017 — 7:05 AM EST Tens of millions of years ago, the Arctic Ocean was a huge freshwater lake. A land bridge separated it from the salty […]

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Paying people to protect forests is worth it

Participants in the PES program receiving their payments for conserving trees. A new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight […]

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ASEAN calls for agroforestry guidelines

BY ROB FINLAYSON · JULY 11, 2017 Agroforestry guidelines are to be established by ASEAN to help its member states share the benefits with their 650 million citizens thanks to the leadership of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry. The development of the guidelines for member states of the Association […]

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Forests, people and data

By KATE EVANS PUBLISHED ON JUNE 30, 2017 Participatory monitoring for REDD+ put to the test Growing up in a village in Indonesia’s Central Java in the 1980s, Dian Ekowati went to the local Posyandu every month. At the community primary healthcare center, her height and weight were […]

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