Archive for the ‘Forests’ Category


People Power: English Forests Saved… for now

A call for celebration. The campaign to stop the government from selling off the English forests has surprised the coalition with its depth of support and they have announced that the program has been scrapped. Some of the responses from campaigners are below, and as is pointed out “the government is still allowed to sell-off […]

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Extinct Animals of the 20th Century

Things we don’t have to be proud of as humans… Don’t always believe people if they tell you big business or commercial interests won’t harm the environment or wildlife, they just might not be right. And next time you consider buying items not sourced from environmentally friendly sources, maybe give it a second thought and […]

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The Atlantic Forests – Brazil

Once stretching 330 million acres, an area twice the size of Texas, the Atlantic Forest of Brazil is one of the world’s most extraordinary forests. And yet today, after hundreds of years of deforestation, only seven percent of this biological treasure remains. Home to jaguars, tamarins and hundreds of bird species found nowhere else on […]

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The Great Halloween Sell-off: Some Questions Remain

2011 has been declared the “International Year of the Forests” by the United Nations, for good reason and it would seem a great pity considering their sub-title: “Celebrating Forests for People” if it proved to be the year in which the British people lost their own forests. This may well come to be remembered as […]

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Halloween Party to Sell of OUR Forests

Halloween is a time when ghost and horror stories abound, and people walk the streets dressed as ghouls and ghosts and skeletons… Listening to the news yesterday I was reminded that the “Halloween Party” is back… with a ghoulish spine tingling hellish plan.. Privatisation of rail, gas, electricity, water etc has made billions for fat […]

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People Power – Sacred Mountain Saved

This is what makes environmental campaigning all worthwhile – the planned mining on the sacred Indian Mountain the tribal land of the Dongria Kondh has been stopped, afte four years of protests by locals and environmental organisations. Controversial plans to develop a bauxite mine on sacred tribal land in India have been cancelled by India’s […]

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Indian Sacred Mountain Under Threat

By Forests.org Forest Protection Portal a project of Ecological Internet July 13, 2010 Vedanta Resources, a British mining company, is set to destroy the forests, wildlife and way of life of the Dongria Kondh people. The Dongria Kondh have been struggling with all their might to protect their mountain but are being overpowered by the […]

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