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  1. 1990-01-01 In each of these six case studies-the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Burma- the author sets out the environmental, human and economic consequences of forest destruction. He shows how its causes are rooted in an exploitation of natural resources for Western...
  2. Success stories from Niger, China and Ethiopia have proven that it takes less than 20 years to turn deforested and depleted soil back to green and fertile land, giving its people a future again. Ensuring farmers ownership of trees and land is crucial. Cooperation, knowledge and a long-term vision...
  3. 2016-05-24 Travis Silveus is a Peace Corps Volunteer who is extending for his 3rd year in Tanzania by working with ECHO East Africa. He did his two year work in Kijunguvillage, Kiteto, Manyara Region, and here he shares some honest experiences of that time. "In my village, deforestation is a problem. If a...
  4. Creation care is a unique way to better understand God and participate in his redemptive work in the world. Furthermore, while care of the environment may seem a secondary priority, those we seek to serve are particularly vulnerable to its degradation. Presenter:Since 1995, Scott Sabin has served...
  5. Abstract, BioScience, 2000 Shifting cultivation, or swidden farming, is often held to be the principle driving force for deforestation in tropical Asia (Myers 1993). National governments in Southeast Asia, notably in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, have been inclined to blame...
  6. The present report opens with a brief history of ecological degradation in Haiti-a necessary exercise for two reasons: (1) understanding how ecological degradation has proceeded how ecological degradation has proceeded historically in Haiti is required for mitigating future degradation; and (2)...
  7. 12 pages, illustrated, photos
  8. 2000-11-01 The overall objectives of the Climate Change working group of the Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Programme (ASB) were to determine those land use systems that sequester more carbon and reduce trace gas emissions . The research consisted of three activities: a) collect strategic information on...
  9. 1998-01-01 139 pages, illustrated, tables
  10. 2007-01-01 Despite the vast number of books and reports on tropical deforestation, there's confusion about the causes of forest loss and forest poverty, and the effectiveness of policy responses. 'At Loggerheads' seeks to describe ways to reconcile pressures for agricultural expansion in the tropics with...