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Illegal logging in Cameroon

Feature story | 22 April, 2003 at 0:00

Imagine looking up and seeing a thick canopy every shade of green, rays of sunlight streaming through leaves as birds twitter and chirp. The humidity is so thick it hangs like a fog over the damp plants on the ground. Something moves in the...

Heart shaped reef

Background | 3 December, 2008 at 13:24

Chainsaw criminal Reef

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 0:00

The Dutch logger and timber trader Reef has an excellent environmental reputation. But Reef´s own logging activities are not always as environmentally and socially responsible as Reef wants its customers to believe.

Coral bleaching

Background | 22 August, 2007 at 17:52

Coral bleaching is a condition that can seriously damage and kill entire coral reefs. Corals contain microscopic algae called zooxanthellae that provide the coral with food and give them their vibrant colours. Rising ocean temperatures cause...

Taken by a fisheries observer on board a

Image | 8 June, 2005 at 0:00

Taken by a fisheries observer on board a NZ bottom trawler NW of New Zealand, this photo shows a giant piece of gorgonian coral being hoisted out of a bottom trawl net. Coral this size is estimated to be more than 500 years old.

Global warming and its effects on the Great

Image | 26 August, 2008 at 10:23

Global warming and its effects on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia feature. Aerial view of the Great Barrier reef off the Whitsunday Islands.Based on figures from The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) it is...

Climate change is threatening coral reefs

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Climate change is threatening coral reefs worldwide.

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