Conserving what's left, renewal, growing new ones, and hearing from the many peoples facing loss of their communities due to the mismanagement and exploitation of forests this special collection gets its start with the launch of the Global Forest Watch (GFW)
GFW is a project where the World Resource Institute brought together fourteen major sponsors, including Rebecca Moore of Google Earth who pioneered the use of mapping to protect our lands and people, enables our citizens to participate in and benefit from an "open data approach in putting decision-relevant information in the hands of governments, companies, NGOs, and the public."
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Save Ireland Forests
In Irish mythology, trees are a symbol of wealth. The Irish Government is moving closer to a huge sell-off of the public forests managed by Coillte (The Irish Forestry Board) to private investors. An area greater than 1 million acres, equivalent to two medium sized counties will be lost forever. This will include some of our most valuable native woodlands, wild places and some of the last refuges of our native flora and fauna. Sign petition here.
Uploaded on Mar 7, 2011
EarthSayer Andrew St. Ledger
On mapping and protecting our Forests by Rebecca Moore:
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Rapid, Dramatic Changes in What We Do by Randy Hayes
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Screams of the Amazon by Fundacion Pachamama
Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time
Buying-up Eden - Chile
Of Forests and Men with Edward Norton
Forests: Too Big to Fail by Karen Clarke-Whistler
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Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS)
Google Earth Engine by Rebecca Moore
Voices for Global Forest Watch by the WRI
The Forest is For All of Us by Community Leader Domingo Peas
Kayapo leader Megaron Txukaramae
Altkin Count Strategic Forestry Plan
Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
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High Conservation Value Forests
What does He Plant Who Plants a Tree read by Jeremy Irons
Sustainable Forestry Initiative by Kathy Abusow
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Global Forest Watch 2.0 preview at UN Forum on Forests