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View of the front of the Grey Glacier where

Image | 9 January, 2004 at 0:00

View of the front of the Grey Glacier where it 'calves' or falls into the glacial lake. The glaciers of Patagonia are some of the fastest retreating glaciers on Earth.

Chinese consumer challenges Nestlé

Feature story | 7 January, 2004 at 0:00

What motivated a mother from Shanghai to travel half way around the world to global food giant Nestlé´s HQ in Switzerland? In March 2003 Eileen Zhu Yanling was shocked to discover from the internet that Nestlé´s Nesquik milk powder, a product she...

In December of 2003

Image | 7 January, 2004 at 0:00

In December of 2003, George Bush opened up vast tracts of Alaska's ancient forests for logging.

Tasmanian forests under threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

The Styx Valley in south-west Tasmania, Australia houses the world's tallest hardwood trees and flowering plants. The Eucalyptus regnans or 'swamp gums' in the Styx stand up to 96.5 metres tall and are second in height only to the famous Redwood...

U.S. Government paves way for logging in Pristine Tongass Forest

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

The Tongass National Forest is among the world's largest tracts of remaining old-growth temperate rainforest and is under threat from logging. The Tongass is located in the southeast of Alaska's coastal archipelago and is the largest national...

Malaysia's Mega-diversity under Threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

Malaysia ranks 14th on the list of the 17 mega-diverse countries that contain around 70% or more of the planet’s (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) biodiversity making them transcendental to global efforts of biodiversity conservation. ...

Patagonia A Protected Reserve of Life or home to a Giant Aluminum Smelter?

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

The Aysén Region of Chile's Central Patagonia encompasses an area of nearly 11 million hectares (about 110,000 km2), an area about the size of Austria and Netherlands combined. It currently safeguards five million hectares of native forest, more...

Canada's Largest Ecosystem is being destroyed by Logging

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

Canada's Boreal forest is one of the largest tracts of ancient forest left in the world. Almost 80 per cent of the world's original forests have been degraded or completely destroyed, making the protection of our boreal forest all the more...

Amazon under seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

The Amazon Basin covers five percent of the land surface of the planet, extending over some 7.8 million km2. It has 25,000 km of navigable rivers and contains around 20% of the Earth’s fresh water. Its forests represent one of the most important...

Tanjung Puting National Park under Seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

Illegal logging is rampant and out of control in Indonesia. It has permeated virtually every forest including areas that are protected from exploitation. In Central Kalimantan, the once pristine Tanjung Puting National Park is one of many...

Fished out

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

The life of the oceans is being destroyed. Huge ecosystems, once thought to be resilient and inexhaustible, are collapsing. Populations of top predators, a key indication of ecosystem health are disappearing at a frightening rate, 90% of all...

Protecting the Deep - Stopping the Clear-Cutting of the Oceans Rainforests

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

CBD COP-7 must call on the United Nations General Assembly to pass a Resolution stopping all bottom trawling on the High Seas in order to protect the incredible biological diversity of the deep sea until such time as legally binding regimes exist...

Indonesia's Forests in Crisis

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 islands stretching from the waters off Malaysia to the island of New Guinea. Indonesia's forests are home to 10% of the planet's diversity of plants and animals. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros,...

The Paradise Forests Of Asia Pacific: Unchecked illegal and destructive logging...

Publication | 4 January, 2004 at 0:00

One of the last great Ancient Forests, is the Paradise Forest of Asia Pacific which encompasses the diverse tropical forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and nearby archipelagos. This region has evergreen rainforests including mangrove, coastal...

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