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Congo's forests are one of the largest global sinks of irrecoverable carbon. Photo: Marie Frechon. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Photo: Marie Frechon. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

“Irrecoverable carbon released from forests is driving climate change”

The world stores at least 139 billion tons of carbon that once dispersed cannot be offset in time. Protection of endangered areas and indigenous communities is essential
Jequitibá and Jatobà trees in the municipality of Mococa, in the State of São Paulo. Brazil has the highest number of endangered species in the world. Photo: Mauro Halpern Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Mauro Halpern Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

It’s not just the Amazon: one third of trees species in the world risks extinction

From Asia to Europe 30% of trees species could disappear, says BGCI. Human activities and climate change under scrutiny. The solutions? Expanding protected areas and raising more funds
With proper grazing management, cows can contribute to the health of the soil by increasing its ability to sequester carbon. Photo: pxhere CC0 1.0 Universalpxhere CC0 1.0 Universal

Cowboys for future. Here’s how cows and ranchers are fighting against climate change

NY Times investigation: in U.S. grasslands, new grazing strategies enable cows to preserve soil health.Carbon sequestration increases, scientists and activists approve
In areas of the Peruvian Amazon monitored by drones, deforestation was halved in one year. Photo (generic image): Yoly Gutierrez/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Yoly Gutierrez/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Smartphones and drones help indigenous communities fight deforestation

Thanks to drones and satellite technology, the Peruvian Amazon has halved the deforestation of indigenous lands in one year.
A protest in front of Brazil's consulate in San Francisco, USA, in 2019. Campaigners' demands on President Jair Bolsonaro have been joined by large investors' pressure. Photo: Peg Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)Peg Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Financial firms put pressure on Bolsonaro: “Brazil must save the Amazon”

A large group of investment funds asks Brazil for more commitment to the protection of its forests. FT: "It's time to give a signal".
Riau, Indonesia. In the Asian nation, illicit timber trade is estimated to account for 40 % of the market. Photo: Romain Pirard/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Romain Pirard/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

FAO launches a new digital tool to fight timber predators

A web tool to defend forests from timber predators will help UN organization to tackle a $100 billion business
Liz Chicaje Churay. Photo: Eliana López Pérez Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Eliana López Pérez Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Liz Chicaje Churay, twenty years of struggle for land and biodiversity

A long battle has led Liz Chicaje Churay to her most important goal: 868K hectares of Amazonia are now protected
In the Amazon, large-scale agriculture is reducing rainfall volumes and fueling surface warming. Photo: Sam Beebe Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Sam Beebe Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Amazon agricultural boom is speeding up climate change

Researchers' alarm: large-scale cultivation in the Amazon causes a decrease in rainfall and an increase in temperatures.
The carbon great escape: Brazilian Amazon experienced a net loss of 670 million tons between 2010 and 2019. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Neil Palmer/CIAT Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Brazilian Amazon is releasing more carbon than it stores

Between 2010 and 2019, the Brazilian forest emitted 4.45 billion tons of carbon dioxide while absorbing only 3.78
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Glyphosate-treated soils say goodbye to invertebrates

A research from Mexico: the use of the controversial pesticide reduces the concentration of macroinvertebrates thus depriving the soil of their ecosystem services.