Deforestation News

Goodbye to West Africa’s Rainforests

Goodbye to West Africa's Rainforests Goodbye to West Africa's Rainforests Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com January 22, 2006 The state of West Africa's rainforests West Africa's once verdant and extensive rainforests…

Tropical deforestation rates continue to climb

Tropical deforestation rates continue to climb Tropical deforestation rates continue to climb Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com January 4, 2006 Tropical deforestation rates continue to climb according to figures released by…

Dangerous times on Brazil’s Amazon frontier

Dangerous times on Brazil's Amazon frontier Dangerous times on Brazil's Amazon frontier Andrew Hay Reuters December 22, 2005 ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Amazon land activist Deurival Santiago has…

Tsunami relief risks rainforest destruction

Tsunami relief risks rainforest destruction Tsunami relief risks rainforest destruction Tina Butler, mongabay.com December 19, 2005 EDITOR'S UPDATE: (19 Dec 2005) Today WWF warned that donor countries must include sustainably…

Forests flushed down the toilet

Forests flushed down the toilet Forests flushed down the toilet WWF release November 21, 2005 Gland, Switzerland – The major tissue manufacturers are not offering enough recycled toilet paper, towels…

FAO deforestation stats are bogus

FAO deforestation stats are bogus FAO deforestation stats are bogus and inaccurate says UK-based group Rainforest Foundation news release November 14, 2005 The Rainforest Foundation today claimed that new figures…

Forests of Michoacan, Mexico disappearing

Forests of Michoacán, Mexico disappearing Forests of Michoacán, Mexico disappearing Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com November 7, 2005 90% of the tropical forest in Lázaro Cárdenas, Aquila y Coahuayana -- municipalities…