ScienceDaily reports A stand of bald cypress trees in North Carolina, including one least 2,624 years old, are the oldest known living trees in eastern North America and the oldest wetland tree species in the world. They show evidence of severe flooding and drought during colonial and pre-colonial times. Read article at: Oldest known trees in […]

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U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]

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World deforestation, biodiversity crisis, Cyclone Kenneth and a peckish 83 year old protestor http://bit.ly/2ZKtztC In Forests News last week: Earth Day: Can Sumatran elephants and people coexist? This multimedia story equipped with beautiful shots of Sumatran elephants, takes you on a journey through their past to present day. A new study aims to help the […]

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Haiti Libre reports that 69 Haitian illegal immigrants were arrested this month by the National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA) for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park, a protected area in the Dominican Republic, to illegally produce coal for the Haitian market. 90 other Haitian nationals have been jailed in the last two months for […]

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Coinciding with its regional consultation with member states in Africa, CABI hosted a policy summit on invasive species in Gaborone, Botswana on 28 February. About 70 delegates representing policymakers, research, the private sector and civil society from across Africa gathered to learn about and discuss the impact of invasives as well as the technical and […]

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