KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests: the cheapest way to sequester carbon
This used to be a Canadian forest. Now it’s a toxic wasteland from tar sand extraction.Via RTCC
OO More Tar Sands Trouble:
Oil Extraction Leading To Big Forest Loss In Alberta, Canada
OO Brazil: Govt Busts Major Illegal Loggers’ Gang
OO Saving The Atlantic Forest Would Cost Less
Than Making ‘Titanic’ Movie
and the payback would be far greater, if private landowners were paid to protect this forest.
Indonesia: Poverty Drives Illegal Logging in Sumatra reports Robert Eshelman at Mongabay. ‘I make six times the money I’d make working legally’says an illegal logger. Lack of government support for even modest help in village farming projects drives villagers to make money illegally. The country and the world loses.
OO Map: Siting New Roads to Save Forests, Wildlife
OO How Do We Save The World’s Vanishing Old-Growth Forests? Make their conservation a national priority worldwide.
A selfie taken by a Sulawesi Crested Macaque. Deforestation threatens its home, and that of many species still undiscovered there.
OO Life We May Never Know:
Deforestation Threatens Sulawesi’s Unique, Unknown Wildlife
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