Posts Tagged Protected Areas

Local environmental news: Govt moves to protect 136 land, marine spaces…

In keeping with my local/Caribbean news updates, here’s an article from one of our local (Trinidad & Tobago) newspapers last week regarding a new protected areas initiative. Read all about it here: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/06/24/govt-moves-to-protect-136-land-marine-spaces/?fbclid=IwAR0GSBDLxVzJE7Oi9ITvmVy7vWm5KAejQjjlG84RsRWj04UXaFd2vXe0U0c Advertisements

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Sparing vs Sharing: The Great Debate Over How to Protect Nature…

Intro from Yale Environment 360: What is the best way to save nature – to cordon off areas for parks and open space or to integrate conservation measures on working lands? Recent research makes a case for each of these approaches and has reignited a long-standing debate among scientists and conservationists… Read the full article by […]

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Lessons Learned from Centuries of Indigenous Forest Management…

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, ecologist Charles M. Peters discusses how, in an era of runaway destruction of tropical forests, the centuries-old ecological understanding of indigenous woodland residents can help point the way to the restoration of damaged rainforests… See the entire interview here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/lessons-learned-from-centuries-of-indigenous-forest-management

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Just 13% of the Ocean Is Untouched by Humans…

Oceans cover approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface, and it seems almost none of that marine expanse is off-limits to adventurous and resource-needy humans… The article is here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/63171-disappearing-ocean-wilderness.html

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Protected areas management in Trinidad and Tobago… 

This week Trinidad and Tobago’s protected areas website was launched as part of the ‘Improving Forest and Protected Area Management‘ programme which is currently being conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/UN) in coordination with the Government and the Global Environmental Facility… Read, enjoy and learn a bit about Trinidad […]

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Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon – Yale E360… 

An environmental news update from Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/business-as-usual-a-resurgence-of-deforestation-in-the-brazilian-amazon

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10 countries with the most protected areas… 

An article from treehugger.com: 10 countries with the most protected areas

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Which tropical forest conservation strategies are proving most effective?…

Article from mongabay.com regarding various studies evaluating the effectiveness of various forest conservation programs and related policies in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These were published last month in the journal PLOS ONE, read about it here: Which tropical forest conservation strategies are proving most effective

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World’s largest marine park created in Ross Sea in Antarctica in landmark deal… 

EU and 24 countries sign long-awaited agreement to protect 1.1m sq km of water in Southern Ocean… Read all about the agreement at theguardian.com: World’s largest marine park created in Ross Sea in Antarctica in landmark deal

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First Pilot Protected Area Subcommittee launched…

“A key strategy in the Forest and Protected Area Policy (2011) is participatory management.  One of the mechanisms being employed under the Improving Forest and Protected Area Management (IFPAM) Project is the use of Subcommittees for each site.  The Subcommittees are made up of key stakeholders for each pilot site.  They will advise the Project […]

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Satellite Data Reveals State of the World’s Mangrove Forests…

from wri.org… Many coastal communities rely on mangroves for food, forest products and tourism revenue, and the forests provide a natural coastline defense to storm surges by reducing wave and wind velocity. New analysis relies on satellite data to survey the state of these important ecosystems… Read the article here: Satellite Data Reveals State of […]

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Nations to Designate Antarctic Marine Protected Areas?

A forthcoming meeting in mid-July comprising the European Union and other countries would decide upon the designation of marine protected areas in the Antarctic region. If such are designated they would represent the largest marine protected areas on planet Earth… See the National Geographic article below: Nations to Designate Antarctic Marine Protected Areas?.

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Geography: The Aripo Savannas, Trinidad and Tobago…

Located within the Long Stretch Forest Reserve between Arima and Sangre Grande in North Eastern Trinidad, the Aripo Savannas is the largest remaining natural savanna on the island. View of The Aripo Savannas Covering an area of 1800 hectares, the area was proposed as a Scientific Reserve in 1980, as a Prohibited Area in 1987, […]

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