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Chimpanzee 'workshop' discovered in Congo

... a remote rainforest in Central Africa, saved from logging by a collaboration among the New York-based Wildli...ased timber company CIB had planned to establish a logging operation here, which would have irreparably harmed this unique population that WCS conservationists...

Government development policies, not communities, main threat to forest conservation projects

...f almost 7.5 million hectares of forest in private logging concessions, in a system that excludes local commu...e lack of government enforcement and auctioning of logging concessions nearby threaten its future." "Our review of other such reserves and protected areas in P...

Russia- wide tiger count begins

...has been under continuing pressures from poaching, logging and hunting. Speaking at a press conference held in Vladivostok, Russia, Dale Miquelle, Director of the WCS Russia Program, and coordinator for the project, said, "This tiger survey represents a milestone in cooperative, international conservation ef...

Albatross study provides new information vital to their conservation

...pending on the type of fishery". By attaching tiny logging devices (geo-locators) to the bird's leg for 18 months or more, scientists at BAS found that most birds travelled from their breeding site off the coast of South Georgia to areas of the southwest Indian Ocean. Over half then made amazing round-the-wo...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...ss has been driven largely by extensive commercial logging and agricultural projects. On the other hand, rel...rests of Michoacan. Threats to the hotspot include logging and intentional burning to clear land for livestock or agriculture. Hotspots Revisited was produced ...

Conservation International and AF&PA join forces to form 'Alliance to Combat Illegal Logging'

...ing. The group will work to put a stop to illegal logging in protected areas in regions of global environmen...r where a significant proportion of global illegal logging is currently carried out. The Alliance will support priorities in the President's Initiative Against...

'Free-for-all' illegal logging of mahogany in Peruvian parks, says Duke-based monitoring group

...rganization, presents evidence of illegal mahogany logging inside the remote Alto Purs National Park in the P... seven Central and South American nations. Illegal logging in the Alto Purs, which takes mature seed-producing trees, threatens one of the richest reservoirs o...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

... subject to human activities such as dam building, logging or development. The money will help expand the scope of monitoring, fund new techniques for sampling and help make the UW database available through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Salmon Rivers Observatory Network. The UW has collected inf...

Multiple sightings of long-lost woodpecker reported

...nd forests of the southeastern United States until logging decimated the forests between 1880 and the 1940s. The last conclusive sighting of an ivory-billed woodpecker in continental North America occurred in 1944, although anecdotal reports have continued to this day. Reports from the 1980s of a subspecies...

Native lands issues to be highlighted at 8th World Wilderness Congress

...from oil and gas development, mining, uncontrolled logging and settlers, have enjoyed the opposite experience. Groups like Brazil's Kayapo Indians, Australia's Caring for Country initiative (made up of several aboriginal groups) and Northern Mexico's Seri, have responded to those threats successfully, and h...

Logging changed ecological balance for monkeys, damaged health

...Ill. -- Twenty-eight years after intense selective logging stopped in the region now known as Uganda's Kibale...hecus ascanius) is a primate still in decline. The logging practice, scientists report in a new study, changed the ecological balance for these monkeys, leadin...

Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees

... that recent Ebola outbreaks, bushmeat hunting and logging have almost wiped out some populations. The action plan noted that apes reproduce slowly, with limited capacity to recover from decimated populations. "This devastating mix of threats leaves us on the brink of losing some of our closest living relati...

Woods Hole Research Center scientist part of international initiatives to save the great apes

...n is no better in Southeast Asia, where industrial logging followed by industrial palm plantations has destro... conservation. Laporte estimates that the rate of logging assessed through logging road construction increased from an average of 150 km per year between the ...

Logging doubles threat to the Amazon, rivaling clear-cutting, study suggests

...ted, suggests a new study that adds the effects of logging to those of clear-cutting. The research appears in...een known about the extent or impacts of selective logging in Amazonia until now, according to the authors. To detect and quantify the amount of selective log...

Satellite study doubles forest disturbance estimates in Brazilimpacts widespread

... beyond. For a number of decades, people have been logging specific types of trees in the fragile rain forest...s disturbed this way," explained Asner. "Selective logging negatively impacts many plants and animals and increases erosion and fires. Additionally, up to 25% ...

Selective logging causes widespread destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest, study finds

...azil reveals that every year unregulated selective logging of mahogany and other hardwoods destroys an area o...atellites for more than two decades, but selective logging has been mostly invisible until now." Alarming results The Amazon Basin contains the largest conti...

Seeing the forest and the trees

... trees are not harvested. By contrast, selectively logging trees with high wood density was found to reduce carbon storage by as much as 70 percent. Other scenarios, such as disease outbreaks that result in a selective loss of large or slow-growing trees, also produced a marked decline in the forest's abilit...

Modern forests suffer from century-old logging legacy

...d by researchers was in addition to the widespread logging and fire destruction of the early 20th century. Several adjacent plots that had not been experimentally harvested and burned were used as a control. The measurements showed that the maximum annual amount of carbon stored in the harvested and burned s...

Amazon trees much older than assumed, raising questions on global climate impact of region

... are highly dynamic. "In addition, the impact of logging activity in the Amazon region may be longer-lasting than we think," Trumbore added, "because it may take centuries for these forests to grow back to their full size." Some of the older trees found in the study included economically valuable specie...

WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants

... in areas with the most human disturbance, such as logging and commercial agriculture, spend more time on the move than elephants in more remote areas. One of the collared elephants living near human activity, dubbed Bod Tai, covered a third more ground than did Nancy, who lives in more remote jungle. X Most...

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