forest ecosystems

Climate Change Could Destroy Vast Forests, Report Warns

Climate Change Could Destroy Vast Forests, Report Warns

BOGOR, Indonesia, November 28, 2008 (ENS) – Without immediate concerted action by governments, climate change could have a devastating effect on the world’s forests and the nearly one billion people who depend on them for their livelihoods, warned forest scientists in a report to be released next week at the UN climate conference in Poland.…

African Development Bank to Fund Congo Forest Conservation

African Development Bank to Fund Congo Forest Conservation

TUNIS, Tunisia, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – The African Development Bank Group is planning to invest US$814 million in biodiversity conservation and natural resources management in Central Africa’s Congo Basin, the group’s president announced today. Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka made the pledge at a two day conference on financing mechanisms for the sustainable management…