U.N. expert John Knox said that "criminal threats strike at the heart" of Costa Rica's long history of civilian environmentalism.
The Costa Rican government must protect those who work to defend the environment, said a United Nations human rights expert on Thursday afternoon.
The U.S. government could play a key role in breaking the link between commodity production and greenhouse gas emissions associated with tropical deforestation, argues a new report released by seven environmental groups.
A palm oil producer has leveled some 7,000 hectares of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon, highlighting the risks of oil palm expansion in the world's largest tropical forest, reports El Comercio.
The issue of oil and its impact on people and their land was discussed by civil society, the oil industry and representatives from the Congolese government at a two day conference in Kinshasa, co-organized by WWF-Democratic Republic of Congo.
Scientists have been sifting through stacks of case studies trying to understand why — despite all good intentions — some partnerships between indigenous groups and private timber companies in Indonesia fail, while others flourish.
Players in the tourism sector have asked the Government to reviews bilateral ties with countries that promote illegal trade in ivory.
The over 30 groups led by Mombasa and Coast Tourism Association yesterday held demonstrations in Mombasa to condemn the rising cases of the vice.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a forestry giant that has been widely criticized for its role in driving deforestation and contributing to social conflict in Indonesia, today announced a zero deforestation policy that could have a dramatic impact on efforts to slow the Southeast Asian nation's high
Businesses involved in large-scale land acquisitions in developing countries should respect local land rights and consult communities affected by their deals if they want to protect their investments and avoid financial losses, experts said on Tuesday.
In November, the first shipment of raw “rare earth” minerals arrived at an $800 million processing plant on Malaysia’s east coast near the home of Tan Bun Teet.
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