9 facts you need to know about forests and trees

Posted by petespeller — 21 March 2014 at 5:19pm - Comments
The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal for
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Trees are incredible. They can live for thousands of years and grow hundreds of metres tall. There is not a species on the planet that doesn’t owe its existence to them. So here are some amazing facts about trees and forests for International Day of Forests.

Soya traders choose Amazon protection over greed - for now

Posted by Richardg — 31 January 2014 at 7:37pm - Comments
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The Amazon's wildlife would have been at risk had the Soya Moratorium ended

Soya traders, companies, NGOs and the Brazilian government met today to debate the future of the soya moratorium - a seven-year-old scheme that stops the soya industry from carving up the Amazon. We managed to buy another year - but that's just twelve short months to find a permanent solution.

Business leaders give forest destroyer April one year to reform

Posted by Richardg — 17 January 2014 at 3:32pm - Comments
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Forest destruction by APRIL in Sumatra, Indonesia

Pressure is mounting on April, the notorious forest destroyer that is determinedly trying to pulp what’s left of Indonesia's rainforests. This afternoon, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development gave April an ultimatum: put down the chainsaws or get out of the clubhouse.

Forest destroyer APRIL can't stand the heat

Posted by Richardg — 21 June 2013 at 2:23pm - Comments
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Notorious Indonesian pulp and paper company APRIL has had a chequered history with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But late last week we heard that the relationship had finally come to an end – and in a most unexpected way.

Why Indonesia's deforestation ban isn't enough to protect its forests

Posted by Richardg — 21 May 2013 at 10:32am - Comments
Clearance of forested tiger habitat in Sumatra, Indonesia
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Clearance of forested tiger habitat in Sumatra, Indonesia

The president of Indonesia has banned deforestation for another couple of years. This is great news - but we aren't celebrating just yet, because most of its rainforest remains unprotected.

Result: forest destroyer Duta Palma kicked out of sustainable palm oil group

Posted by Richardg — 13 May 2013 at 12:24pm - Comments
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Duta Palma is a notorious palm oil company with an inglorious history of trashing the rainforest. This morning, it became the first company to be kicked out of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Forest destroyer APRIL told to shape up

Posted by Richardg — 12 April 2013 at 3:42pm - Comments

Some companies just don’t get the hint. You just can't go around destroying Indonesia's rainforests and call yourself a sustainable businesses.

Forest solutions: saving the Great Bear Rainforest

Posted by Richardg — 11 April 2013 at 6:12pm - Comments

We fought for over a decade to protect Canada's Great Bear Rainforest. Over half of this ancient temperate rainforest is now protected from logging and pipelines. Now it's time for the provincial government to keep its promise and put 70% of the forest out of harm's way by the end of next year.

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