Tag: "logging" at biology news
Want to save gorillas? Enforce laws, experts say
...s currently needed in not only protected areas and logging
concessions, but also cities, which are a major market for gorilla meat. Further, they said that new funding mechanisms such as trust funds need to be established to provide sustained monies for law enforcement and better management of existing prot...
Historic U.S.-Peru debt-for-nature swap
...including the loss of habitat due to unsustainable logging
(particularly of hardwoods such as mahogany and cedar), conversion of forest land to agriculture, mining, oil and gas exploration and unsustainable harvesting of nontimber forest products such as Brazil nuts and heart of palm. Funding for conservati...
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard enhanced with new measures to protect biodiversity
...try-managed lands in North America, combat illegal logging
internationally, and promote natural forest conser... wood procurement policies to help prevent illegal logging
and promote conservation of biodiversity hotspots and major tropical wilderness areas. The 25 biodi...
Guyana establishes its first conservation concession
...ge-scale logging. Similar to conditions applied to logging
operations, CI will pay annual royalties and fees to the Guyana Forestry Commission. Prior to the TSA, CI was granted an exploratory lease in October 2000 and was required to develop a management plan which includes conducting stakeholder consultati...
Cambodian government creates 1,000,000-acre protected area
...al with the Cambodian government to ban commercial logging
in the Cardamoms while it worked with the Department of Forestry and Wildlife to justify the area's permanent protection. "This is an excellent example of how the conservation movement is supposed to work," said Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO of...
Tropical forests under surveillance
... accurately discriminate small clearings caused by logging
in Brazil where the government estimates that over 80% of timber harvest operations are illegal. What technologies could be immediately put into place to address urgent biological questions and what will be coming down the line? Deborah Estrin, Profe...
Investing in environment pays off at 100-1, says paper published in Science this week
...in Selangor, Malasia that converted to high impact logging
and a mangrove system in Thailand that installed a...omically. For example, many governments subsidize logging
by building logging
roads and selling logging
rights to public lands at well below market value. ...
US government commits $36 million to protect Congo's forests
...y in the Basin faces serious threats, most notably logging
and bushmeat hunting. Logging feeds the bushmeat trade as roads built to gain access to forestlands become access routes for hunters. The widespread slaughter of wild animals in the Congo Basin creates "empty forests," which diminish opportunities fo...
Endangered chimpanzees focus of urgent action
...opology. Threats include agricultural development, logging
and hunting for meat and for pest control, for the pet trade and historically for biomedical research. Bush meat trade in chimp meat is a serious problem also because of severe health risks posed to humans who eat chimpanzee meat. Several cases of th...
Proposed remedy for forest fires puts economic interests first
...r reducing the restrictions on logging
in national forests counters nearly 30 ...in recreational use and preservation or desire for logging
activity influenced agency policy. From this information, ...
After massive experiment, results favor wildlife corridors
...t have been cut into pieces by roads, development, logging
or other disturbances. The idea is that corridors not only allow animals to find new resources, they also prevent the isolation of species isolation that can lead to localized extinction if the habitat fragments are not accessible for reproduction o...
Non-native earthworms may be wiping out rare plants
...s trying to protect the goblin fern by restricting logging
and road-building where it grows....
New mammal species identified in Australia
... type that is increasingly threatened by intensive logging
practices in Australia. The revelation that these animals represent two species means that their populations and ranges are effectively half as large as that of the original mountain brushtail. "Our findings have major conservation implications, as ...
Evidence for orangutan culture
...years ago. The researchers also warn that illegal logging
and other habitat destruction in the forests of Sumatra and Borneo could not only threaten further research into the earliest origins of culture, but continue the dangerous decline in orangutan populations. In an article in the Jan. 3, 2003, Scienc...
Emerging threats to tropical forests
...ation and regional desiccation; synergisms between logging
and hunting; large-scale edge effects; impacts of exotic diseases on tropical biotas; and the effects of global climate change on tropical ecosystems. Interested participants should contact the symposium convenors immediately, as speaker slots are ...
SRS research highlights from the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Symposium
...s once a common sight in the southern U.S., before logging
and alteration of the fire regime reduced the original pine forest habitat of the bird. Designated as endangered in 1970, small groups of red-cockaded woodpeckers can still be found in a range that stretches from Virginia to Florida and west to the e...
Larger nuts end up further from tree
...as hardly happened up until now. For example, once logging
has taken place the tracks for this are used by hunters who are after rodents and other important seed dispersers....
Chimpanzees with little or no human contact found in remote African rainforest
...as left out because it was a part of a logging
concession. After discovering this na...at would be vulnerable to poachers and logging
-- Morgan and Sanz felt an obligation to ensure their long-term protection. ...
Best chance to protect giant pandas
...t, under the National Forest Conservation Program, logging
is banned in natural forests until 2010; and second, the Grain-to-Green policy is restoring forests on steep agricultural lands. These policies "have the potential to protect and restore panda habitat across the panda's entire range," say Loucks, Din...
Catastrophic decline of Africa's apes, Nature says
...hing that has followed the intrusion of mechanized logging
into once remote areas. Scientists believe the gre...s affecting great apes including bushmeat hunting, logging
and Ebola, clearly this study is a call to action that conservationists have to double their efforts...
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