01 Dec '11, 7pm

Community mapping of African rainforests could show way forward for preservation, REDD via @mongabay

Community mapping of African rainforests could show way forward for preservation, REDD via @mongabay

Unsung heroes: the life of a wildlife ranger in the Congo (11/01/2011) The effort to save wildlife from destruction worldwide has many heroes. Some receive accolades for their work, but others live in obscurity, doing good—sometimes even dangerous—work everyday with little recognition. These are not scientists or big-name conservationists, but wildlife rangers, NGO staff members, and low level officials. One of these conservation heroes is Bunda Bokitsi, chief guard of the Etate Patrol Post for Salonga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a nation known for a prolonged civil war, desperate poverty, and corruption—as well as an astounding natural heritage—Bunda Bokitsi works everyday to secure Salonga National Park from poachers, bushmeat hunters, and trappers. Palm oil, poverty, and conservation collide in Cameroon (09/13/2011) Industrial palm oil prod...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1201-hance_communitymapping...

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Higher Education Paves a Way Forward on Climate Change

Higher Education Paves a Way Forward on Climate...

switchboard.nrdc.org 01 Dec '11, 7pm

What’s even more exciting is that many of these cities that have established their own CCAP are fueled by the energy of th...