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Leaders Announce Global Effort to Restore 150 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

Bonn, Germany - A global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 is being launched in Bonn, Germany.
“Restoring 150 million hectares of degraded lands represents an exciting and largely untapped opportunity to create more jobs and economic growth, while also protecting our climate"
- Prime Minister Persson

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Calion Lumber donates 2,900-acre easement to conserve old-growth forest along Ouachita River

Nature Conservancy, Fri January 25, 2008, [PRESS RELEASE]
Calion Lumber Company donated to the Conservancy a 2,900-acre conservation easement. The easement, located north of Camden in Ouachita County, includes six miles of frontage along both sides of the lower Ouachita River.

Saving the Rainforest 1 Glass of Lemonade at a Time: Cub Scouts Raise Money to Preserve 8,523 Acre

PR Newswire, Fri July 06, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA - Cub Scouts from Takoma Park, Maryland recently raised enough money selling lemonade to protect a section of rainforest in Guyana more than six times the size of their hometown.

‘WorkCabin’ is the latest tool for Canadians seeking employment in the growing green economy

ECO, Tue July 03, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada - Recently, public interest in climate change has dictated that businesses and organizations change the way they operate, requiring many to adopt better practices and cleaner technology to attract and retain clientele.

International Conservation Organizations Applaud Global Environment Facility’s $1M Proposal

The Nature Conservancy, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy applaud the Global Environment Facility (GEF) proposal to increase funding to help Pacific islands nations cope with climate change and promote sustainable development through conservation and sound natural resource management.

$100K Available Through New Renewable Energy Prize

PNN Online, Sat May 05, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of the nation's leading conservation organizations, and Budweiser, one of the country's leading supporters of outdoor sports and wildlife habitat conservation, have partnered to offer a new $100,000 Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize.

Kazakhstan “steppes” up protection of endangered antelope

World Wildlife Fund, Tue May 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
A new nature reserve in Kazakhstan will protect unique wetlands and rare antelopes living on the country's famous steppes.

Responsible forestry in Panama

World Wildlife Fund, Fri April 27, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Darien, Panama - A milestone in the history of forest conservation has been marked in the dense tropical rainforests of Panama's eastern Darien region.

Colombia expands Amazon protection

World Wildlife Fund, Mon April 02, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
The creation of a new national park in Colombia adds to the protection of endangered flora and fauna in the Amazon basin.

Harvesting nuts, improving lives in Brazil

World Wildlife Fund, Thu January 25, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Brazil - Jose Francisco Conceicao started harvesting Brazil nuts on his small family plot in the Amazon forest 32 years ago. It wasn't until a few months ago that he actually made enough of a profit from his crop to buy a house. Find out more about sustainable livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon.

Paraguay extends forest conservation law

World Wildlife Fund, Sun January 07, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Asuncion, Paraguay - The government of Paraguay has extended a law that seeks to curb deforestation rates in the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest.

New protected areas boost Amazon conservation

World Wildlife Fund, Mon December 25, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
The creation of more than 16 million hectares of new protected areas in Brazil's Amazon will help stop illegal hunting and deforestation.

French Guiana Rainforest Gold Mine Successfully Blocked

Ecological Internet, Sat October 14, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Madison, WI - French Guiana's environmentalists are rejoicing as it became known yesterday that gold mining activities of Canadian multi-national Cambior in the heavily rainforested Kaw region in French Guiana have been blocked.

WWF and global timber company team up to promote sustainable forestry in Africa

World Wildlife Fund, Fri September 15, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Frankfurt, Germany - WWF and the Danzer Group, a leading global producer of hardwood veneer and lumber, have agreed to work together in Africa to promote sustainable forest management.

Rate of deforestation slowing in Amazon

World Wildlife Fund, Fri September 15, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Brasilia, Brazil - Deforestation rates in the Amazon are declining, but ranching, logging and agricultural activities are still responsible for continued degradation of the world's largest rainforest.

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