Tag Archives: Forests

Study Warns of Dangers to World’s Mangrove Forests

This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Mangroves are unusual looking trees. They have roots that stand in saltwater and look like cables or ropes laid one on top of another. Mangroves are not just … Continue reading

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Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement: Make a Commitment to Africa

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai talks about founding the Green Belt Movement, how we can all get involved to help the environment, and her Clinton Global Initiative Commitment. http://www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/ International Year of Forests Forests cover one third of the … Continue reading

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Mangrove Forests of Mexico

Explore the mangrove habitats in Mexico and learn about what CONABIO has done to preserve these fragile ecosystems that many species thrive in. Learn more at http://www.google.com/cop16

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Speaking For the Forests with Dr. Jane Goodall

The Surui Tribe in the Amazon Rainforest had contact with the outside world just in 1969. Now, they are working with organizations around the globe to enter the carbon marketplace to preserve their rainforest and their way of life — … Continue reading

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A Voice for Trees, by Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

The Green Belt Movement has planted over 40 million trees all over Africa. Fly over the tree planting sites and view the saplings in 3D in this tour, narrated by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai. Learn more at http://www.google.com/cop16Continue reading

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Awesome Video: Forests, Home to 300 Million People

Forests are home to 300 million people. 1,6 billion people live off them. But forests are vulnerable. We need to use them wisely for a sustainable future. Plant, manage and protect forests for people.

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International year of Forests * 2011

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State of the World’s Forests 2011: Regenerating Forests in the Philippines

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is publishing its State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) report on 2 February 2011, to coincide with the launch of the International Year of Forests. The report points to some positive … Continue reading

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Frances Seymour – International Year of Forests 2011

Director General of the Center International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Frances Seymour gives her views on the International Year of Forests in the lead up to the Years launch at the United Nations on 2nd February 2011 in New York. She … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-moon, Forests 2011

United Nations, New York Video Message by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011. The global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011 has been held in conjunction with … Continue reading

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