forest regulations

19 June 2017
Amazonia

The Amazon basin faces irreversible environmental disturbance on an enormous scale due to hydroelectric dam development. Hundreds of existing and planned dams in both the Amazonian lowlands and the Andean headwaters are already impacting, and will continue affecting, waterways, floodplains and the estuary by disrupting sediment and nutrient flows.

This is the message of a new study, published in Nature, which quantified the impacts of dams on the hydrology and geography of each of the Amazon’s 19 major sub-basins.

Brazil
8 June 2017
Brazil

Apesar de ter ratificado na segunda-feira (5/6) o compromisso do país com o Acordo de Paris sobre mudanças climáticas, o Brasil continua dando sinais contraditórios em política ambiental. Nos dois últimos anos, aumentaram os níveis de desmatamento na Amazônia e vem diminuindo o número de concessão de licenças para áreas de proteção do ambiente.

4 June 2017
Nigeria

Worried by the high rate of deforestation in the state and its negative consequences, some communities in Cross River State have called for the adoption of forest governance as a way to tackle the menace.

5 June 2017
Bangladesh

Forest dweller Utpal Nokrek, who is now at 32, has been restricted to a wheelchair for 13 years.

It was 3 January 2004 when Utpal was shot during clashes between the forest dwellers and police over acquisition of thousands of acres of forest land by the government in the name of an eco-park at Tangail's Madhupur forest.

"As the forest dwellers of Garo and Koch communities protested the eco-park project, rangers and police opened fire. I was shot during the clashes," Utpal said.

24 May 2017
Peru

RSPO Ruling Condemns Plantaciones de Pucallpa for Its Destruction of Over 5000 Hectares of the Peruvian Amazon but Deforestation and Threats to Community Leaders Continue

Journal Articles & Books
December 2006

The study conducted by FAO and partners in South and Southeast Asia was based on an analysis of forest tenure according to two variables: the type of ownership, and the level of control of and access to resources. It aimed to take into account the complex combination of forest ownership − whether legally or customarily defined − and arrangements for the management and use of forest resources. Forest tenure determines who can use what resources, for how long and under what conditions.

Mozambique

Autor: Alfredo Dacala

Fonte: http://www.jornaldomingo.co.mz/index.php/mais/editorial-top/9150-o-que-fazer-com-tanta-madeira-apreendida

O Ministério da Terra, Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Rural (MITADER) desencadeou há poucos meses uma mega-operação de fiscalização das áreas de corte, arrasto, concentração e processamento de madeira, cujos resultados deixaram meio mundo de queixo caído.

Seminário acontece em Lábrea (AM)
5 April 2017
Brazil

Indígenas, extrativistas e gestores debatem plano de trabalho e resolução de conflitos em terras indígenas e unidades de conservação.

Começou nesta terça-feira (04/04) o Seminário Final de Gestão Integrada de Terras Indígenas e Unidades de Conservação no Sul do Amazonas, em Lábrea (AM). A secretária de Extrativismo e Desenvolvimento Rural Sustentável do Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Juliana Simões, representa a pasta no encontro, que segue até sexta-feira (06/04).

Mark Murphy, diretor de sustentabilidade da Cargill, fala no evento TFA2020, em Brasília. Foto: Marcio Isensee e Sá
29 March 2017
Brazil

Era mais um dia normal para o McDonald’s. Até o momento em que galinhas de dois metros de altura invadiram as lojas da rede na Europa e se acorrentaram aos pés das mesas. Os clientes ficaram atônitos. E não foram os únicos. “O presidente do McDonald’s nos ligou e deu o ultimato: ‘Resolvam este problema’”, recorda Mark Murphy, diretor global para sustentabilidade da Cargill.