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Cross River shuns stop-work order, clears forest ahead highway project


The controversy surrounding the construction of the $3.5 billion super highway has deepened as the Cross River State Government has dared the Federal Government, claiming ownership of its forest. Consequently, the state government despite the stop work order by the Federal Government and protests from impacted communities, national and international organisations including the British government pending the completion of an ...

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Deforestation: Palm oil firm ordered to stop work in Peruvian Amazon


On the 25th April the complaints panel of the RSPO (Round table on Sustainable Palm Oil) issued a preliminary “Stop work order” to Plantaciones de Pucallpa, one of its Peruvian members, whose operations are affecting the territory of the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon. The order was issued after the community ...

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Osun adopts measures to curb deforestation


Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of his administration to agriculture and forestry development for the attainment of self-sufficiency in the production of staple commodities. The governor stated this at the opening session of a public hearing by the Inter-ministerial Committee‎ on report of illegal entry and farming on Shasha Forest in Ile-Ife at ...

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How deforestation intensifies harmattan – Ako Amadi


Ako Amadi, Head of Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI), in a recent chat with Augustina Ogbonna-Armstrong, sheds some light on the relationship between deforestation and harmattan, a dry and dusty north-easterly trade wind which blows from the Sahara Desert over the West African subcontinent into the Gulf of Guinea between the end of November and the middle of March. ...

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Amina Mohammed: How Nigeria intends to save its forests


Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina J. Mohammed, on the occasion of the 2016 International Day of Forests in Abuja on Monday (March 21), stresses that forests are key to the planet’s supply of fresh water which is essential to life. She laments the alarming rate of deforestation and forest degradation arising from intensive logging for timber and fuelwood extraction, even ...

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How firm is impacting biodiversity, livelihood in Africa, by Greenpeace

Cécile Leuba

A new Greenpeace France investigations on Socfin, a company owned 38.75% by Bolloré group, has revealed the impact of the company’s plantations on forests, communities and wildlife in Africa. The revelation was made in a recent study. The report, titled: “Africa’s forests under threats”, shows that Socfin’s expansion plans in a dozen countries, mostly in Africa, are threatening forests that are ...

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UN urged to cut ties with Kenya oil producer over land-grab

Helen Clark

Lake Victoria farmers cite Bidco land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights violations in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania The Bugala Farmers Association in Uganda has called on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of land-grabbing, human rights violations and environmental disasters in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Over 100 farmers ...

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REDD+ offers powerful lessons for green growth

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Ten years of experience from REDD+ can give low-emission development strategies a head start, writes Christopher Martius in Forest News. The article forms part of the CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Climate-smart economic development doesn’t have to start from scratch. With a decade of experience and a wealth of research to ...

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Study reveals plight of Pygmy population in Central Africa


Understanding lives of marginalised indigenous hunter-gatherers is the first step to defending them against loss of rights and access to forests, experts say Increased deforestation and road building in Central African rainforests will intensify threats to the lives and lifestyles of indigenous Pygmy communities, a new study suggests. The study, which provides the first measured estimate of the population and distribution of ...

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Export trade in forest risk commodities destroying rainforests

Andrew Mitchell

The Global Canopy Programme’s ‘Forest 500’, the world’s first rainforest ratings agency that analyses the most influential companies, investors and governments in the race towards a deforestation-free global economy, on Wednesday launched its annual results. It revealed that while the corporate sector improved marginally overall, many laggards are yet to make public sustainability commitments. Commercial agriculture drives at least two ...

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