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31 August 2010 Indonesia
The 700,000-hectare Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra, Indonesia, is one of the largest peat deposits in the tropics. In the Kampar Peninsula, illegal logging, plantation development, migrant settlement, land clearing, and poorly constructed drainage canals in the periphery of the peninsula are slowly degrading the peatland ecosystem, even in the relatively well-protected central area. Significantly, degrading peatlands are one of the major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world.
20 June 2010 the Netherlands
With smart policies a lot of the biodiversity in the tropical forests can be preserved. This was the impression given during the seminar: Conservation and use of biodiversity in Tropical forests. Are we on the right track? Held on the 16th of June, Ede, the Netherlands.
06 June 2010 Colombia
As part of the results of the cooperation agreement signed between TBI Colombia and Patrimonio Natural Fund for the Biodiversity and Protected Areas, on 16 and 17 June 2010 a roundtable discussion was carried out under the title ‘Economy and Environmental Services in Indigenous and Afro-descendent communities: the local point of view’.
01 January 2010 Ghana
The EU FLEGT Action Programme aims to combat illegal logging and its associated trade. Ghana was the first country to formulate a Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the EU for contributing to the FLEGT objectives. It is envisaged that improved legal timber trade will also stimulate good governance and poverty alleviation.
23 November 2009 Colombia
The seminar “Intercambio de experiencias de proyectos productivos en comunidades indígenas y afrocolombianas” took place in Bogotá, the 22nd and 23rd of October 2009. The seminar was developed under the Nuffic financed project “Formación en gestión ambiental y cadenas productivas sostenibles” which is implemented by SENA (National Training Service – Colombia) and Tropenbos International. The seminar had as objective the exchange of experiences and processes that indigenous and afro-colombian communities have developed in relation to productive projects.