Support for Livestock Sector is Subsidising Forest Destruction

GLOBAL FOREST COALITION – Aichi Target 3 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) states that subsidies and incentives that are harmful to biodiversity must be phased out or reformed by 2020. With discussions on the elimination of… Read More

A Global Call to Action in Order to Save Forests

Photo: Orin Langelle Shawnee National Forest, IL: Earth First!ers chase away the Forest Service at the Fairview Timber Sale area in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. The area slated to be cut was rich in biodiversity, a… Read More

Fall Nights Are Warming: Find Out How Much in Your Region

Fall is a season of transition and big swings in weather; snow has already fallen in the Front Range of the Rockies, while warm and humid conditions hung over the East Coast as recently as last week.  As… Read More

Sign On Against California Carbon Offset Scheme – Deadline Oct. 29

GE trees, plants and seeds are included in the California Tropical Forest Offsets since a UNFCCC COP9 decision allows for genetically modified organisms for afforestation and reforestation. We encourage you to use the Open Letter to the Peoples of… Read More

Secondary forests have short lifespans

Most don’t last long enough to provide habitat for many forest species (ST. LOUIS): Secondary forests, or forests that have regrown after agriculture use, only last an average of 20 years, according to a recently released scientific paper [open… Read More

Forests, Climate and Communities Need System Change Not Offsets

A Response from Global Justice Ecology Project to the “Stand4Forests” Platform & a Call for Further Debate   The Dogwood Alliance is currently circulating a sign-on letter called “Stand4Forests.” [1] It is a platform which emphasizes U.S. forest protection as… Read More

Investing in Indigenous Communities is Most Efficient Way to Protect Forests, report finds

By Cory Rogers Appeared previously on IntercontinentalCry.org   The best way to save forests and curb biodiversity loss is to recognize the claims of indigenous peoples to their territories, a new report urges. Published by the Rights and… Read More

India: Plantations Uproot Women From Customary Forests

India’s programme to compensate for the destruction of forests for development projects is routinely setting up monoculture tree plantations on community commons. Women, who are mostly affected, are at the centre of its resistance. Woman collecting siali leafs…. Read More

URGENT ALERT: Sign On to Stop USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Before July 5!

 The red cockaded woodpecker is one of the endangered species imperiled by the proposed development of GE eucalyptus plantations in its habitat in the US Southeast. Photo courtesy: USFWS Demand the USDA reject genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in the US… Read More

LISTEN: GMO Chestnuts Are Bad For Forests

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann provided the weekly Earth Minute segment for the Sojourner Truth Radio Show on Wednesday, discussing how genetically engineered American Chestnuts will be bad for forests if released into the wild. The Earth… Read More