09 May '11, 3pm

On Our Radar: Tigers Found in Indonesian Logging Concession: Still images show six individual tigers and a mothe...

A video and photographs captured by the World Wide Fund for Nature show a dozen highly endangered tigers living within an Indonesian logging concession that could be cleared if a forest protection deal is not finalized, the group said in a statement. The Indonesian government has tentatively agreed to a two-year moratorium on new logging permits under a $1 billion deal with Norway to reduce the carbon emissions associated with deforestation, but the plan has yet to be signed into law. [Reuters] A $100 million fund created by BP to compensate offshore workers for losses from a sharp slowdown in drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of last year’s spill has drawn little interest , the fund’s administrator says. The fund is open not just to rig workers, but nearly 30,000 workers in supporting industries yet has still drawn only a few hundred applications. As a deadline f...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/on-our-radar-ti...

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Rare Sumatran tigers filmed in threatened forest

wwf.org.uk 10 May '11, 1pm

Important new footage of Sumatran tigers - estimated to number only 400 in total in the wild - has been captured by moveme...

On Our Radar: War-Torn Liberia Signs Timber Dea...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 10 May '11, 10pm

Liberia, home to 45 percent of the rain forests in West Africa, signs a deal with the European Union to prevent illegal ti...