forest management plans

Foto: Omer Bozkurt/Creative Commons
25 June 2017
Brazil

Com aumento de 30% no ano, o desmatamento da floresta Amazônica chegou a 8.000 quilômetros quadrados em 2016. A retirada da vegetação colabora com a emissão de gases do efeito estufa e diminui drasticamente a biodiversidade. Os dados de desmatamento dizem respeito, no entanto, apenas às áreas que perderam completamente a cobertura vegetal. Logo, eles não captam a degradação da mata pela caça ou por incêndios de pequeno e médio porte, pela exploração seletiva de madeira, pela fragmentação e pela proximidade a áreas abertas.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2016

Os assentamentos de reforma agrária têm assumido um papel de destaque em relação ao desmatamento da Amazônia nos últimos cinco anos. Atualmente cerca de 8% do território dos estados amazônicos (41,8 milhões de hectares) encontra-se destinado aos 3.589 assentamentos de reforma agrária.

Miguel Baltazar/Negócios
21 June 2017
Portugal

O Governo aprovou em Março 12 diplomas para reformar a floresta. Parte das medidas, constantes de propostas de lei, ainda estão no Parlamento de onde só deverão sair perto do fim do ano. Outras já foram promulgadas e estão quase a chegar ao terreno.

19 June 2017
Global

Religious and indigenous leaders appealed on Monday for better protection of tropical forests from the Amazon to the Congo basin, with a Vatican bishop likening current losses to a collective suicide by humanity.

Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Daoist representatives met indigenous peoples in Oslo to explore moral and ethical arguments to shield forests that are under threat from logging and land clearance for farms.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2013

Future forest cover changes were simulated under the business-as-usual (BAU), pessimistic and optimistic scenarios using the Markov-cellular automata (MCA) model in Pakxeng district, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). The Markov chain analysis was used to compute transition probabilities from satellite-derived forest cover maps (1993, 1996, 2000 and 2004), while the “weights of evidence” procedure was used to generate transition potential (suitability) maps.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2014

Various international bodies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have proposed guidelines for safeguarding biodiversity. Nevertheless, quantitative criteria for safeguarding biodiversity should first be established to measure the attainment of biodiversity conservation if biodiversity is to be safeguarded effectively. We conducted research on the impact of logging on biodiversity of dung beetles and small mammals in a production forest in Temengor Forest Reserve, Perak, Malaysia.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2014

The rapid economic growth in Lao PDR over the last two decades has been driven by the natural resource sectors and commercialization in the agriculture sector. Rural landscapes are being transformed over the past decade from land use mosaics of subsistence and smallholder farms to large-scale plantations dominated by a few commercial crops.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2014

The accelerated development of energy resources around the world has substantially increased forest change related to oil and gas activities. In some cases, oil and gas activities are the primary catalyst of land-use change in forested landscapes. We discuss the challenges associated with characterizing ecological change related to energy resource development using North America as an exemplar. We synthesize the major impacts of energy development to forested ecosystems and offer new perspectives on how to detect and monitor anthropogenic disturbance during the Anthropocene.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2015

The National REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation-Plus) Strategy in Indonesia highlights the importance of local participation and the reform of land tenure in the success of forest conservation. National parks are a main target area for REDD+. National parks in Indonesia have been suffering from forest destruction and conflicts between governments and local communities.