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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Video released of natives emerging from Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Members of indigenous group speak of being attacked and of deaths from flu and diphtheria Video released of isolated tribe emerging in Amazon The first video footage of isolated native people has been released, after they emerged from the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil and made contact with native inhabitants. The video shows ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia extends ban on logging of virgin forest

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Rainforest logging ban extended Indonesia has extended a logging ban to protect rainforests despite fierce industry pressure, the government said yesterday, while green campaigners slammed the move as inadequate. Vast tracts of the archipelago are covered by some of the world's richest tropical rainforests, home to endangered animals ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    APP's pledge on Indonesia's forests brings hope

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by BUSTAR MAITAR

    ... of Indonesia's rainforests is all but impossible. The easy availability of vast areas of forestland in Indonesia, coupled with the ineffective enforcement of its laws, has made the country economically attractive to international corporations. They profit as the rainforests and peatlands- home to thousands of communities and countless endangered plants and animals- give way to inefficient wood pulp ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rate of destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest has risen by almost a third

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Urgent action demanded after destruction of the Amazon rainforest rises by almost a third Deforestation on the rise in Brazil Brazil's environment minister demanded urgent action to reverse double-digit rises of as much as 52 per cent in the rate of deforestation in some Amazon regions over the past year. Agricultural production has been ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Sixty new species discovered in Suriname rainforest

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Six frogs and 11 fish discovered in 3-week expedition in remote rainforest near Brazil 60 new species found in Suriname Braving perilous river rapids in Suriname's rainforest, international scientists believe they have discovered 60 new species, including six frogs and 11 fish, a US-based conservation group said. Trond Larsen, a tropical ecologist ...

  6. Business - Companies - ENVIRONMENT

    Kellogg chief challenged on rainforests during earnings call

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Atlanta Kellogg chief challenged on rainforests Kellogg chief executive John Bryant found himself ear-to-ear with a shareholder activist on Thursday's earnings conference call. Lucia von Reusner, who works for Boston-based Green Century Capital Management, wanted to know what the world's largest cereal maker planned to do about allegations that an Asian ...

  7. The Rainforest, Ocean Park

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... operator continually introduces new developments. Most recently Ocean Park opened a new zone called The Rainforest, which features a collection of about 70 exotic animals and a water ride. The boat ... admission: HK$250 (HK$125 for children aged three to 11), tel: 3923 2323. The Rainforest is located at the Summit and is accessible through cable cars or the Ocean Express from the park's main ...

  8. Invest in rainforests now

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Scientists fear they will vanish within 40 years if nothing is done. We are doing very little to stop this destruction. ... The hamburgers you eat, the coffee you drink- they are all affecting the rainforests. Rainforests play a vital role in the ecological balance of the earth. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. ...

  9. Australia's rainforest initiative not enough

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yet its prime minister, John Howard, has launched a fund to protect the world's rainforests, an idea which, if it gains momentum, would be a valuable weapon in the battle to stop ... by the Australian leader is certainly a sound addition to Kyoto. The world's rainforests are a scientifically proven lung that suck up the most prevalent greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, and release ...

  10. Family buys into rainforest to help save rare birds

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Hong Kong couple has bought a swathe of Australian rainforest under a radical conservation plan that enables people to help save an rainforest bird species by building homes ... since the Australian Rainforest Foundation (ARF) began a scheme to sell a 250km coastal corridor between Cairns and Cardwell to protect the cassowary's habitat. The foundation is buying ...




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