Land Use

Tanzania Opens Pristine Reserve for Logging, Hydropower

Tanzania Opens Pristine Reserve for Logging, Hydropower

  By Adam Cruise DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, May 16, 2018 (ENS) – Tanzania is proposing large-scale logging in the middle of the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic wildlife areas in Africa. Tender...

 

New Parks: Peru, Ecuador Safeguard Pristine Rainforest

New Parks: Peru, Ecuador Safeguard Pristine Rainforest

  LIMA, Peru, February 22, 2018 (ENS) – Peru and Ecuador each marked the start of the year 2018 by creating national parks to protect undeveloped parts of the Amazon rainforest as yet unspoiled by illegal logging and mining. Peru’s...

 

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, February 1, 2018 (ENS) – Three Cambodian forest protectors connected with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society were killed by military officers Tuesday in a wildlife sanctuary while patrolling the...

 

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump Monday signed proclamations to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument....

 

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

  LONDON, UK, November 28, 2017 (ENS) – Three of world’s largest conservation organizations – BirdLife International, the Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF – have just launched an unprecedented 25-year tree planting...

 

Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 19, 2017 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of national monuments, leaked to the media on Monday, recommends that President Donald Trump make major changes to 10 U.S. national monuments. In...

 

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Some National Monuments

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Some National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2017 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended to the White House today that none of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, but he says land should be removed...

 

House Approves 2018 Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

House Approves 2018 Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2017 (ENS) – The House of Representatives Thursday approved the Trump administration’s $1.57 billion budget request to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to protected wildlife refuges...

 

UNESCO World Heritage Panel Warns Poland on Logging

UNESCO World Heritage Panel Warns Poland on Logging

  KRAKOW, Poland, July 11, 2017 (ENS) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow added three natural sites and extended another, while removing a West African site from the Danger List and warning Poland to stop logging...

 

New Zealand Supreme Court Blocks Dam in Forest Park

New Zealand Supreme Court Blocks Dam in Forest Park

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 6, 2017 (ENS) – New Zealand’s publicly owned forest parks and other conservation lands cannot be disposed of for private development interests, the country’s highest court ruled today. In...

 

Struggling U.S. National Parks Flooded With Visitors

Struggling U.S. National Parks Flooded With Visitors

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. national parks are experiencing some of the heaviest traffic of the year this Independence Day weekend, as millions of visitors stream into the country’s 59 parks to explore the 52.2...

 

Polish Government Chops Down Europe’s Primeval Forest

Polish Government Chops Down Europe’s Primeval Forest

  WARSAW, Poland, June 22, 2017 (ENS) – European environmentalists are ringing alarm bells to alert the world to what they say is a “nightmare” of destructive logging in the Bialoweza primeval forest on the border between...

 

Zinke Wants to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

Zinke Wants to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – The 1.3 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument designated by President Barack Obama last December in Utah should be “right-sized,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended...

 

Colorado Groups Sue to Keep Public Out of Rocky Flats

Colorado Groups Sue to Keep Public Out of Rocky Flats

  BOULDER, Colorado, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – Citing the threat to human health from radioactive and toxic contaminants at the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility, five Colorado groups have filed for a preliminary injunction...

 

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationists are engaged in court battles with the administration of President Donald Trump and they are chalking up some victories. Tracking just one nonprofit group, the Center for Biological...

 

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 12, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has undone President Barack Obama’s protection for Bristol Bay, Alaska, which hosts the world largest sockeye salmon run, by allowing a Canadian...

 

Brave Goldman Prize Winners Defeat Greedy Corporations

Brave Goldman Prize Winners Defeat Greedy Corporations

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – The world’s richest award to grassroots activists will be handed to six courageous people from around the world today. Winners include a child soldier who now protects a Congolese...

 

INSIGHTS: Mining Peru’s Andean Forests Puts Unique Species, Ecosystem at Risk

INSIGHTS: Mining Peru’s Andean Forests Puts Unique Species, Ecosystem at Risk

  By Craig C. Downer MINDEN, Nevada, February 6, 2006 (ENS) – Though interspersed with sobering dangers, my trip to northwestern Peru in October and November 2005 has nonetheless proven to be enlightening. Now I realize just how urgent...

 

Giant Land Donation Safeguards Chile’s Wild Patagonia

Giant Land Donation Safeguards Chile’s Wild Patagonia

  SANTIAGO, Chile, March 17, 2017 (ENS) – After the largest land donation in history from a private entity to a country, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Tompkins Conservation leader Kristine McDivitt Tompkins Wednesday signed...

 

Reforesting Canada’s Oil Sands City

Reforesting Canada’s Oil Sands City

  EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, February 4, 2017 (ENS) – Tree Canada, a national tree planting charity, will invest more than C$1 million to restore forests destroyed by the Fort McMurray wildfires last year. Fort McMurray is located...

 
 
 
 

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