Forests

August 7, 2016 to August 12, 2016

Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

The 101st annual ESA meeting, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will support sessions that explore how ecosystem structure and function respond to multiple drivers of change, how resource managers can cope with developing novel ecosystems, and potential benefits and problems that society will face as we progress into the Anthropocene Epoch.

"U.S. Forest Service Spends $40.6 Million for Lands in 15 States"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Forest Service is investing $40.6 million to acquire 27 pieces of land in 15 states that the agency says will help safeguard clean water, provide recreational access, preserve wildlife habitat, enhance scenic vistas and protect historic and wilderness areas."

04/17/2012
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American Companies Trading in Illegal Hardwoods From Peru: Report

"More than 20 American companies have played roles in fostering a steady flow of illegal hardwoods from the Peruvian Amazon, part of a 'well-oiled machine that is ransacking Peru’s forests and undermining the livelihoods and rights of the people that depend on them,' according to a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, a watchdog group."

Source: LA Times, 04/12/2012

Global Talks Offer Chance To Improve US Extractive Industries Transparency

An initiative involving some 35 nations aims to solve many complex revenue-reporting problems, including improving the flow of information across national borders. But solutions can't even begin until individual nations get a grip on accurate data about extractive industries within their own borders. The results could illuminate key environmental policy issues.

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