Forest service withdraws logging project in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest to spare endangered fish

ASHEVILLE, N.C.― The U.S. Forest Service this week announced it will withdraw a 2,400-acre logging project in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest following objections raised by conservation groups about harm to an endangered fish. The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of Blackwater submitted formal objections in July. The groups said the Big Rock Timber […]

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Mozambique’s newly empowered rangers, courts catch up with poachers, loggers

Mozambique has recorded a measure of success recently against wildlife poachers and illegal loggers, thanks to stronger enforcement. Nearly a quarter of the country’s area has been designated as conservation space, helping wildlife numbers recover after a 15-year civil war that decimated animal populations. One of the remaining threats to the country’s protected areas is […]

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VIDEO: How satellites and drones help Indigenous Peoples protect the Amazon forest

[embedded content] Rainforest Foundation US and If Not Us Then Who release new documentary from the Amazon that show how indigenous environmental defenders are proving to conserve forests using technology. The Facts 1. About 35% of intact forest landscapes in the Amazon are managed by Indigenous communities. 2. Yet, in 2018, more than 30 environmental […]

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