Deforestation — for arable land, pasture, urban use or logging — has led to the loss of about half of all tropical forests, affecting biodiversity, water and nutrient cycling, climate change and sources of income.
(Photo credit: Greenpeace/Alberto Ceisar)
When it comes to the environment, there is no dialogue between civil society, the scientific community, government and parliament, says Carla Almeida.
A pledge to increase support for biodiversity targets in developing countries is welcome, but care for indigenous people is vital too.
Research into deforestation can help inform policies to reduce carbon emissions from forests.
8 July 2009
Hydropower plans in tropical regions should consider the effect of future deforestation on the water supply, says a study.
A study in Peru has proposed to implement best engineering practices to reduce environmental damage from oil exploitation in the Amazon.
17 May 2013