Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

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Amazon deforestation rates fall 34% in 2023 under President Lula

Preliminary government data indicates a significant milestone in Brazil's campaign against deforestation, with deforestation rates dropping by 34 percent in the first half of 2023.  Tougher environmental regulations have been adopted under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's leadership, Read More...

Amazon Rainforest in Brazil

Deforestation declines in Brazilian Amazon the first month of Lula’s rule

The rate of deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest decreased in January compared to the same month a year ago, satellite data revealed on Friday, marking the first monthly figures under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. According to preliminary satellite data acquired by the Read More...

River flowing through forest in Gabon

Local community in Gabon succeeds in saving ancestral forest from logging

About a year and a half ago, a community in northeastern Gabon embarked on a first-of-its-kind initiative to request the declassification of a logging concession area. As part of the effort, the villagers sought to instead reclassify it as a protected area to safeguard its ecological and heritage Read More...

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5 ways to save rainforests and the world every day

“At first, I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.”  - Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmentalist July 28 is World Nature Conservation Day.  In honor of this, we're happy to offer Read More...

Scientists rediscover “comic

Scientists rediscover “comical” bat species feared extinct for 40 years

Scientists have sighted a critically endangered bat species in Rwanda that was feared extinct for more than 40 years since it was last seen. While they called it a delightful discovery. The researchers who found the Hill’s horseshoe bat in Rwanda’s Nyungwe forest said the bat remains highly Read More...

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Study: Secondary forest sites are remarkably resilient

Rainforest destruction is happening at an alarming rate around the world, but new research indicates that once these clear cut lands are abandoned, tropical forests can re-establish themselves remarkably quickly. Researchers from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands analyzed 77 Read More...

COP26: Over 100 countries pled

COP26: Over 100 countries pledge to stop deforestation

The COP26 climate conference is in full swing and is celebrating its first big achievement: A pledge from more than 100 countries to end deforestation. The participating countries, which represent more than 85 percent of the world’s forests, have committed to ending and reversing deforestation Read More...

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Indigenous communities combat deforestation with smartphones

As the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report made clear, we must act quickly to restore and protect what’s left of the world’s biodiversity while reducing and capturing carbon emissions from the atmosphere. The Amazon rainforest is a vast area of dense forests that Read More...

This zoo exhibit is spreading

This zoo exhibit is spreading the word on palm oil sustainability

Zoos offer an opportunity for everyone to witness the magic of wild animals, but unfortunately, many of the animals we see at the zoo are highly threatened in their natural habitats. One zoo trying to enhance the environmental reach of its programs is the Denver Zoo, which uses its adorable sloths Read More...

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Indonesia provides a roadmap for halting deforestation

Deforestation continues to be one of the biggest environmental crises facing our world but looking at countries with effective deforestation mitigation policies can help us map out what saving the earth’s forests looks like on a global scale. One country that serves as a case study for turning Read More...