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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File Forest governance and climate-change mitigation: A policy brief by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Between August 2006 and July 2008, the FAO and the ITTO jointly funded and convened five workshops - in Southeast Asia, 04.03.2010. West Africa, Central Africa, the Amazon Basin and Mesoamerica - to promote a multi-sectoral dialogue between countries on improving forest law compliance. The present policy brief summarizes the main findings of those workshops and highlights the lessons learned from experiences on the ground related to forest law compliance and governance elements necessary to optimize the role of forests in mitigating climate change. 2,04 M | 2,096.1 kB
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter ISSUE 108 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Agriculture: Argentina: Study Proves Glyphosate Toxic; Continued Soy Expansion Worries Argentina. Health: Dengue Claims 54 Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Yellow Fever: First Possible Death Reported In Argentina; WHO Wants Agreement With Brazil To Increase Yellow Fever Vaccine Production. Water Issues: Short On Water, Mine Sector Looks Seaward in Argentina. Brazil: Classifying Underground Waters. Forests: Million Acres of Guyanese Rainforest to Be Saved in Groundbreaking Deal; Activist Bishop Receives Death Threats in Brazilian Amazon; Brazil: Snakes Invade Brazilian City As Forest Disappears; Brazil: Managed Forestry Offers Hope of Saving Amazon; BoliviaLoses 270,000 hectares of Forest Annually. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Salmon Virus Indicts Chile’s Fishing Methods; Anti-Whaling Initiatives Set To Play Out In Chile; Artisan Fishermen in Chile’s VIII Region Protest Quota System; Brazil: Fisherfolk to the Turtle Rescue!. Protected Areas: Argentina: Historic Ruling Defends Wetland; Highest Peak in the Americas Attracting Trekkers—and Trash. Science & Technology Argentinato invest US$150 million in Science Infrastructure. Pollution: PeruTribe Battles Oil Giant over Pollution. Climate Change: Study Confirms Chile Glacier Retreat; La Niña and Climate Confusion. Infrastructure Development: Road to Progress, or to Eco-Degradation? Energy: Chile: Law Suit Filed Against Puerto Montt Diesel Generator; Criticisms Multiply Against Argentina, Brazil Binational Dam; ChileSpends US$10.7 Billion on Energy in 2007; Chile's Congress Approves Renewable Energy Law; Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia Agree To Build Five Joint Hydro Power Plants
MetaFore Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
For businesspeople focused on evaluating, selecting and manufacturing environmentally preferable wood and paper products, Metafore is a source of tools, information and innovative thinking. August 10, 2008, Issue 219
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 20, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
January 20, 2008, Issue 190 Metafore News: Metafore names new CEO as organization restructures. News: Corporations go public with eco-friendly patents; Sustainable manufacturers reaping consumer rewards; Paper recycling scandal hits Japan; Special Report: Carbon labels - A green mark too far? Sierra Leone bans timber exports; Historic opportunity to protect great redwood forests of Humboldt; Column: Is mainstream media stepping to its role in climate fight? Scientist says Amazon deforestation surging again; Related News: Brazil farming needs decade to stop deforestation. Related News: Human thirst for palm oil wipes out rare forest birds. Press Releases: AF&PA to Hold Paper Week in March-April 2008; Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program Marks Record Growth.
MetaFore Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
For businesspeople focused on evaluating, selecting and manufacturing environmentally preferable wood and paper products, Metafore is a source of tools, information and innovative thinking. July 20, 2008, Issue 216
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 82 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Agriculture: Crops Responsible for Deforestation in Brazil; Water Issues: Brazil: Flood Insurance Measured; Colombia Gets Serious About Desertification; Forests: Brazil: New Trees to Reclaim Amazon Lands; Long-Delayed Native Forest Bill Is Back On Track in Chile; Wildlife: Guyana: NGO Accessing Wai Wai Land for Biodiversity Protection; NGO and Bus Company Team Up Against Wildlife Trafficking; Uruguay: The Return of the Aguará-Guazú Wolf; Protected Areas: First Aerial Spraying In Park Roils Colombia; Science & Technology: New Body to Boost Science for Development in South; Scientists Set Sights on 'Green' Chemistry; Waste Management & Pollution: Brazil: Aluminum Can Recycling Record Remains Firm; Venezuela: Volunteers Clean Up 300 Beaches; Argentina: Scavengers Export Scrap; Chile: Indians Fight Garbage Dumps; Will Santiago’s Air Goals go Up in Smoke?; Climate Change: Bolivian Glaciers Receding Rapidly; Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Greenhouse Gas Law; US$3 Billion Pledged To Fight Climate Change; Brazil: Pesky El Niño Returns; Energy: Peru Liquefied Natural Gas: Progress and Challenges; Chile Promotes Energy Investment to North American Electric Companies; Biofuel Boom Sparks Environmental Fears; Argentina to Add Reactors in Energy-Supply Push; General: Brazil Greens See Tensions If President Lula Wins Second Term; Peru: Fossils Reveal Ancient Biodiversity; Canada Faces Pressure to Promote Sustainable Mining in Latin America; Crude-oil Spill in Ecuador’s Amazon Termed Intentional; Colombia: Dredging to Prevent Floods;
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, October 29, 2006 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
EPAT Now Part of the Market for Environmentally Preferable Paper; Home Depot to Offset Carbon Emissions at Atlanta Headquarters; The Hidden Life of Paper and Its Impact on the Environment; Morgan Stanley Plans Green Investments; Integrating Sustainability into Business Practice: Novo Nordisk; See the forest and its trees; ANALYSIS - Can Biofuels Become the Next Petroleum?; New Blog Answers Consumers' Questions About Green Products; Amazon deforestation lowest since 1991; Can the Free Market Slow Deforestation?; Crackdown drives illegal logging to neighboring nations; The Nature Conservancy and Xerox Launch Partnership to Enhance, AdvanceForest Conservation; Wachovia Announces Comprehensive Strategy Addressing Environmental Protection; Forest Integrity Network E-Workshop on combating corruption in the forest sector
File Global Environmental Change: Does secure land tenure save forests? A meta-analysis of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 29, 2013 03:11 PM
Deforestation and degradation are tied to a complex array of socioeconomic and political factors. Many assume that among the most important of these are the particular bundles of rights regulating who can benefit from land (tenure form) and the overall assurance that those rights will be upheld (tenure security). This paper reviews literature that connects forest outcomes and land tenure to better understand broad interactions between tenure form, security and forest change. Papers from economic theory suggest tenure is embedded in a broader socioeconomic context, with the potential for either a positive or negative conservation impact on forested land.
File Presentation - Forests, Climate and Carbon = UNFCCC REDD? by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
File Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon Featured June 18, 2011 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 07:49 PM
This Annual Outlook for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 (October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011) presents the overall workplan of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) regional project for the Amazon, the Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA).This Outlook is organized around ICAA’s Performance Management Plan and its three Intermediate Results: Capacity building, Policy implementation, and Leveraging new resources for conservation ICAA, is a five-year program (FY07-11), includes US $35 million in support from USAID and US $10 million in cost-sharing support from implementing partners. Through ICAA, USAID funds 20 partner organizations organized under four field consortia and a Support Unit. Work is underway in the four countries of the Andean Amazon: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In addition, ICAA consortia coordinate closely with USAID’s bilateral mission programs in the region, as well as with national governments, universities and other Amazonian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and networks.
File Review of USAID Natural Forest Mgmt experience in Latin America by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
Review of USAID's Natural Forest Management Programs in LAC. Prepared by IRG in 2002.
File Benchmark Map of Forest Carbon Stocks in Tropical Regions Across Three Continents by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 19, 2013 02:04 AM
Developing countries are required to produce robust estimates of forest carbon stocks for successful implementation of climate change mitigation policies related to reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). Here we present a “benchmark” map of biomass carbon stocks over 2.5 billion ha of forests on three continents, encompassing all tropical forests, for the early 2000s, which will be invaluable for REDD assessments at both project and national scales.
File Review of USAID’s Natural Forest Management Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:47 PM
Task Order No. 64 Contract No. PCE-I-0096-00002-00 Prepared for USAID/LAC/RSD/E Principal Contributors Douglas J. Pool Thomas M. Catterson Vicente A. Molinos Alan C. Randall March 2002 Region: Latin America and the Caribbean Task order: LAC Natural Forest Management Assessment Technical area: Biodiversity Conservation
2011/10 Land Tenure and Forest Carbon Management Workshop (Madison, WI, USA) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:02 AM
October 21-22, 2011. Workshop hosted in Madison, WI by the University of Wisconsin's Land Tenure Center, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and Department of Geography, with funding through USAID's "TransLinks" project with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
File Summary Report for Community Capacity Building Workshop on PES & REDD - MAP Series, May 24-27, 2010, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Perú by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
Summary Report for the PES and REDD workshop - Course: Payments for Ecosystem Services and REDD for Community Leaders, May 24-27, 2010 in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Report covers the Community and Capacity Building Workshop on PES & REDD - MAP series.
File Payments for Water Services in Sao Paulo by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Presentation given at the private side of the Katoomba meeting XIV Brazil entitled: “Avoiding Deforestation in the Amazon: REDD & PES Markets” which was held April 3-4, 2009 in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 101 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Forests: New World Bank Facility Would Help Against Forest Degrading; Brazilian Police Dismantle Gang That Smuggled Endangered Wood to United States; Amazon Loggers Hold Greenpeace Activists Captive; Guyana: Government Cites Companies over Breaches of Forestry Procedures; Fires Burning Across Brazil Put Biodiversity at Risk. Wildlife: Guyana: Spain to Fund Aquarium Upgrade In Exchange For Manatees; Manatee Reintroduction Slated For Brazilian State of Amazonas. Protected Areas: Brazil Congress Committee Considers Reducing Amazon Protections; Biosphere Created, Indian Lands Granted In Ecuador; Argentina: Backlash Greets Wetland-Conservation Drive; Bolivian Settlers Push for Parkland Acreage. Science & Technology: Brazil to Make 385-M-Dollar Bid for Orbit Concession; Activist, Guard Killed on Brazil Biofarm; U.S. restricts use of dual technology in Sino-Brazilian satellite; U.S. restricts use of dual technology in Sino-Brazilian satellite; Telemedicine links Galapagos to mainland. Solid Waste Management & Pollution: Regional Concern about Pesticides on Rise; Brazil Tries to Break Solid-Waste Stalemate; Smelter Fined In Peru for Air, Water Pollution; Santiago Battles to Put Anti-Smog Effort on Track Energy: Brazil's Lula Signs Biofuels Deal in Congo; Chile Approves Renewable Energy Bill. Climate Change: Climate Change Helps Spider Specimen Move to Magallanes Region; Latin America Proposes Solutions to Climate Change; Argentine Environmental Negotiator Loses His Post; As Glaciers Melt, So Does Climate Record. General: Guyana: Grant Aid for Sustainable Forest, Gold Ops Signed; 'Unknown' Peru Amazon Tribe Seen; Copper Project New Focus for Peru’s Mine Debate; Argentina, Uruguay At Odds As Pulp Mill Nears Completion;
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 83 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Agriculture: Uruguay: A Push for Biotech; Brazil: Cultivating 'Clean' Tomatoes; Chile: Keep Chiloé Free of Transgenics, Say Activists; IDB Signs Historic Pact with Guyana; Family Farms in Latin America: Durable but Fragile; Health: Venezuela: Veto Continues Against DDT to Fight Malaria; Brazil: Hair Stylists Most Exposed to Cancer-Causing Agents; Health Ministers Approve Rubella Elimination, Increased Vaccination Coverage; Forests: Brazil Seeks Deforestation Plan Support; Brazil Tells Foreigners Amazon "Not For Sale"; Chile: Santiago Loses Thousands of Native Trees; Colombia Forest Controversy Simmers On; Fishing & Marine Conservation: Some Cause for Hope in Sea-Turtle Battle; Protected Areas: Protected Area in Brazil's Amazon Rain Forest Has Nearly Doubled; Chile: 'No' to Road through Pumalín Park; Science & Technology: Chile: S&T Budget to Increase by More Than 20%; Bacteria Could Double Chilean Copper Production; Pollution: Venezuela: New Alert on Toxic Sludge; Decades of Amazon Oil Pollution at Issue in Peru; Energy: Uruguay: Observatory for Renewable Energy Proposed; In Reversal, Chile to Weigh Nuclear Power; Bolivia's Challenge Blocks Dams in the Amazon; US$100 Million Fund for Clean Energy; Latin America: Nuclear Energy Reborn; General: Brazilian Indians Fight Back; UN Leading Bid To Help Four Colombian Tribes; Bolivia’s Wants Public Input in Green Policies;
Katoomba (14th) Meeting on Payments for Ecosystem Services by Mike Colby — last modified Oct 26, 2016 05:43 AM
This was the first of several Katoomba activities to be co-sponsored by USAID's Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade Bureau/Office of Natural Resources, under the 5-year TransLinks program led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and its 2009 Standing Forests Conservation Markets Initiative co-led by partner Forest Trends.
File Letter: A Global Strategy for Road Building by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 05, 2016 08:24 PM
The number and extent of roads will expand dramatically this century1. Globally, at least 25 million kilometres of new roads are anticipated by 2050; a 60% increase in the total length of roads over that in 2010. Nine-tenths of all road construction is expected to occur in develop- ing nations1, including many regions that sustain exceptional biodi- versity and vital ecosystem services. Roads penetrating into wilderness or frontier areas are a major proximate driver of habitat loss and frag- mentation, wildfires, overhunting and other environmental degrada- tion, often with irreversible impacts on ecosystems2–5. Unfortunately, much road proliferation is chaotic or poorly planned3,4,6, and the rate of expansion is so great that it often overwhelms the capacity of envi- ronmental planners and managers2–7. Here we present a global scheme for prioritizing road building. This large-scale zoning plan seeks to limit the environmental costs of road expansion while maximizing its benefits for human development, by helping to increase agricul- tural production, which is an urgent priority given that global food demand could double by mid-century8,9. Our analysis identifies areas with high environmental values where future road building should be avoided if possible, areas where strategic road improvements could promote agricultural development with relatively modest environ- mental costs, and ‘conflict areas’ where road building could have size- able benefits for agriculture but with serious environmental damage. Our plan provides a template for proactively zoning and prioritizing roads during the most explosive era of road expansion in human history.
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