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American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Rainforest Action Network
RAN seeks to protect the Earth's rainforests through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. They do so using campaigns to expose the wrongdoings of governments and corporations and mobilize the internatio...
World Rainforest Movement
The WRM is an international network of citizens involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. The group works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and fights commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations ...

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Amazon defenders face death or exile
Phillips, Tom
Article
2012
The Guardian
Ordinary Brazilians who report illegal logging face threats to their lives.
The Amazon tribe protecting the forest with bows, arrows, GPS and camera traps
Watts, Jonathan
Article
2015
The Guardian
With authorities ineffective, the 2,200-strong Ka'apor, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, are taking on the illegal loggers with technology and direct action. Now the Ka'apor are seeking support thr...
As rivers re-open to shipping, oil threat to Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest continues
Kibria, ASMG
Article
2015
The Ecologist
Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest, home of incredibly rich biodiversity, is under unprecedented threat, writes ASMG Kibria. The recent oil tanker capsize on the Shela river puts the forest at risk of wid...
Carbon trading: privatising the world's forests
Austin, Susan
Article
2009
The World Bank sponsored carbon offset program has faced widespread criticism for, in effect, privatising forests and allowing rich nations to evade responsibility for cutting emissions themselves.
The Charter of the Forest
Article
1217
A complementary document to the Magna Carta of 1215, defining the rights of vassals, freemen, and serfs, reducing penalties, and restoring common land taken by the Crown.
Coal plant threatens world's largest mangrove forest - and Bangladesh's future
Rahman, Mowdud; Aitken, Greg
Article
2015
Ecologist
As COP21 reaches its endgame, there are plans to build 2,440 coal-fired power plants around the worl. Their completion would send global temperatures, and sea levels, soaring. Yet Bangladesh, the worl...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Serivces
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
The contribution of trees to our lives: it is time to take stock
French botanist Francis Hallé makes a case for the defence of trees as a powerful ally in saving the Earth's ecosystems
Joignot, Frédéric
Article
2012
The Guardian
A reflection on the impact of trees in the world and the necessity of improving urban forestry out of self-preservation.
Deforestation
Wikipedia Article
Article
Wikipedia Article
Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland...
Disputed Territory
The green economy versus community-based economies
Overbeek, Winnie; Pazos, Flavio
Film/Video
2012
World Rainforest Movement
A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil, looking at what happens when so-called "green economy" projects move into the area, clearning the forest, and taking over the land.
Forest
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The Forest Mafia: How Scammers Steal Millions Through Carbon Markets
When the product is invisible, the cons are endless.
Jacobs, Ryan
Article
2013
The Atlantic
International law enforcement authorities and environmental advocates say that the carbon markets are extremely vulnerable to financial fraudsters, especially when it comes to forest projects. Their s...
In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
London, Scott
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this ...
India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
Achanta, Pushpa
Article
2015
Ecologist
India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal...
The Invention of Nature: adventures of Alexander Humboldt, lost hero of science
Mellen, Matt
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Andrea Wulf's book about the remarkable 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt is welcome, opportune and a pleasure to read, packed as it is with high adventure and amazing discov...
A Last Chance for the World's Forests?
Laurence, Bill
Article
2016
Counterpunch
An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of 'core forest' -- remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and eco...
The Legacy of Forest Defender Chut Wutty
Lambrick, Fran
Article
2012
New Internationalist
On the life, work, and death of the late Cambodian forest activist Chut Wutty, shot and killed at a logging site by military police.
Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Wallace, Rob
Article
2015
Independent Science News
Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
Corporate Crime
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were...
Romania's 'occupy forests' movement demands clampdown on corporate crime
Besliu, Raluca
Article
2015
The Ecologist
A growing protest movement is demanding strong controls on international investors and logging companies buying up Romania's forests. In its sights is Austria-based Schweighofer, which stands accused ...
Spring Woods
Farragher, Elaine
Article
1988
With the arrival of spring, I am always impressed by the great regularity of nature. Like little automatic springs hidden in the ground, green things start to appear in wonderfully predictable success...
The Tree of Life
Cedars
Farragher, Elaine
Article
1988
The Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) is indeed a hardy species. Although slow-growing, it is inexorable once it gets under way, for it has few enemies. While other trees are being devoured by ...
Why Logging Forests After Wildfires is Ecologically Destructive
Bond, Monica
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Bond exposes three prevailing falsehoods about logging that the U.S. Forest Service disseminates.


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