Deforestation

FSC disassociates from Schweighofer, following WWF complaint

Posted on 17 February 2017     © Doru Oprisan Vienna – WWF welcomes FSC’s decision today to disassociate from wood industry company Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS), and calls on the company to take action against illegal timber trade and address weaknesses in its management of timber. “For several years, WWF and other NGOs have raised alarm bells about HS’s links to illegal ...

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Implementing the Agenda 2030: sustainability standards help business seize opportunities

Posted on 14 February 2017     SDGS mean business: How credible standards can help companies deliver the 2030 Agenda” focuses on the importance of credible, voluntary sustainability standards as one of the tools that businesses can use to contribute toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) © WWF Gland, Switzerland – A new report published by WWF and ISEAL today ...

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New report highlights business opportunity using credible sustainability standards to achieve SDGs

New report highlights business opportunity using credible sustainability standards to achieve SDGs Posted on 14 February 2017     “SDGs mean business: How credible standards can help companies deliver the 2030 Agenda” focuses on the importance of credible, voluntary sustainability standards as one of the tools that businesses can use to contribute toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) © WWF ...

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NGOs: APP’s new pulp mill endangers Indonesia’s climate change commitments

Posted on 19 January 2017 Flames and smoke from fires in SMG/APP’s four suppliers’ concessions visible on Landsat 8 images in September and October 2015. © Eyes on the Forest In a joint statement released today, international and Indonesian NGOs including WWF-Indonesia as part of the Eyes on the Forest coalition* urged Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to stop using ...

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FSC puts Schweighofer on probation – immediate action needed by both parties to stop illegal timber trade

FSC puts Schweighofer on probation – immediate action needed by both parties to stop illegal timber trade Posted on 07 December 2016     © Călin Ardelean / WWF Vienna, 7 December 2016 – WWF is demanding that wood-industry company Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS) take immediate action to address irregularities and illegalities in its timber trade operations in Romania, and in ...

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Improved cookstoves empower women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Date: March 07, 2017 Author: Nathalie Simoneau My colleague and I rode the rough, volcanic black rock roads of Goma, a city in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, to a series of small wooden houses. Here, an association formed mainly of women was very busy working to build new, improved cookstoves by hand to make them nearly smoke free and ...

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Arrival of baby orangutan is a symbol of hope for conservation in Sumatra

Date: November 30, 2016 One of the last great stands of rain forest in the deforestation hotspot of the Indonesian island of Sumatra has welcomed an exciting new addition: a baby female orangutan. The infant is the first orangutan born in the Thirty Hills conservation concession since WWF and its partners began managing the 100,000-acre forest in 2015. Violet, one ...

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Living among the trees: Five animals that depend on forests

Date: January 23, 2017 Forests are magnificent places teeming with a huge diversity of life. They are essential for life on Earth. They impact our lives in so many ways, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Eight of 10 species found on land live in forests, and almost 300 million people, particularly in developing countries, live ...

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Extreme weather threatens monarch butterfly habitat

Extreme weather is now a primary driver of forest degradation in key wintering habitat for monarch butterflies in Mexico, according to a new report. Excessive winds and storms that knocked down trees played a significant role in the degradation of 178.7 acres of forest in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve between 2015 and 2016. Felled trees made up 74.6% of ...

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Community leaders work to protect Papua’s forests and fight climate change

Date: November 09, 2016 Author: Jill Schwartz An ideal day for Alex Waisimon begins just before sunrise. Still sleepy, he walks out the front door of his home in the Indonesian province of Papua and up the steps of the elevated hut he built behind his house a few years earlier. He comes alive when he climbs into the hut ...

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