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South Africa: Community Takes Conservation into Their Hands in Spirit of Ubuntu

3 Sep, 2015

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By: Ashlesha Khadse*

At least 20 representatives from 3 communities of Boelang, Moloro, Maotole in the Mariepskop region as well as local NGOs like HEAL, AWARD and GEASPHERE gathered near the Sudwala caves to talk about some of the major problems that forest communities face and the solutions to these issues.

The main concerns that came up were poachers operating in their areas, the serious pollution to water sources as well as an increase in alien tree species through timber plantations. A …

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When Hope Avenges Mistrust

8 May, 2015

By: Miguel Lovera Ever since I read the masterpiece by Jan Ziegler “La Suisse Lave Plus Blanc” (“Swiss Whitewash”) in the early ‘90’s, I started to suspect that there was…

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Appeal: Freedom to Evgeny Vitishko!

22 Apr, 2015

APPEAL We, the undersigned non-governmental not-for-profit organizations, work to protect and promote universal rights to freedom and to a healthy environment and to protect individuals who defend these rights. Therefore,…

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Bioenergy and Forests

15 Apr, 2015

This editorial is part of Forest Cover issue nº47. If you want to read or download the rest of the articles please go to By Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch, USA…

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