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Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra An international panel of 200 scientists has called for a halt to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, saying the biome plays a critical role in global water cycles and regulating climate variability and therefore must...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer Even though Indigenous communities protect some of the most critically important forest ecosystems, conserving a wealth of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and carbon storage, they remain woefully shortchanged with aid money for climate...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer A new study published in Nature Communications has quantified for the first time exactly how much deforestation decreases rainfall in the Amazon rainforest – and has put a price on it.  According to the analysis carried...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer An international team of scientists has found an abundance of trees – more than 1.8 billion – in an area of West Africa that has received less attention for its foliage than for...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer Rising from the Atlantic swells, halfway between South Africa and Argentina, the wind-lashed archipelago of Tristan da Cunha is a place few have heard of, and even fewer have managed to visit. Some 260 people call...
Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Gloria Pallares Guyana, meaning “land of water,” is one of the smallest, most densely forested countries in South America. It is also an important part of the Amazon biome. In 2009, the country made a landmark...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Ming Chun Tang Wildlife and greenery aren’t Mexico City’s calling cards. But while the world’s fifth-largest metropolis is home to more than 21 million people, it’s also grounds for nearly 4,000 species of flora and fauna, and some 15 percent of its...
Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Tackling climate change requires large-scale financial investments into adaptation and mitigation activities. Known as “climate finance” under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the idea of mobilizing funds from countries in the global...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Ming Chun Tang In pre-COVID times, some half a million tourists would descend on the tiny Thai island of Koh Tao, one of Southeast Asia’s most pristine diving destinations. But that all changed in April, when...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Ming Chun Tang What if you could plant trees just by paying your bills? In the Philippines, a mobile payment platform is helping users play their part in reforesting one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, home to over...
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