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Tag: Deforestation

Republic of Congo: New Forest Code promulgated

07-08-2020
Congo, Law, Forestry, Deforestation

The law n° 33-2020 on the forest code was definitely adopted on 8 July 2020. This new law has been under discussion since 2018 and was still under debate in the National Assembly in April 2020. Over the past few years, there has been an emergence of concerns about forest management, climage change, illegal logging, conservation of …

MEI: Montreal forests are in good health. They are not overharvested

21-09-2018
Montreal forests, myth, deforestation, How innovation Benefits Forests, Alexandre Moreau, MEI

Montreal, September 18, 2018 – Contrary to a widespread myth, forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and does not threaten the sustainability of our forests, which are actually under-harvested. Thanks to innovation, the forestry industry is more and more productive and our forests are doing better, shows a publication …

Editor’s pickPeru loses 150,000 hectares of natural forest annually

04-07-2017
Peru, ITTO, deforestation

Each year Peru loses an average of 150,000 hectares of natural forest due to deforestation caused by migratory agriculture and subsistence activity that devastates the Amazon. According to the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor), other causes of deforestation that put the country's 74 million hectares of forest at risk are illegal …

Cameroon to restore 12m hectares of forests

04-03-2017
Cameroon, deforestation

Cameroon has committed to restoring over 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative, the biggest pledge made so far in the Congo Basin, home to the world’s second-largest tropical rainforest. The Bonn Challenge, launched in 2011 at an event hosted by Germany and IUCN, is a global …

FAO: No need to sacrifice forests for food security

22-07-2016
FAO, deforestation, food security

Photo: FAO There is no need to cut down forests to produce more food, according to a new report State of the World’s Forests 2016 released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Instead, communities need to urgently promote interactions between agriculture and forestry to build sustainable agricultural …