Issue of July, 07, 2002
Uniting Trees with Trees
he Meso-American Biological Corridor is an attempt to restore the chain of forests that until relatively recently connected South and North America.
The Future of the Mangrove
By María Isabel García
Caribbean community in Colombia is attempting to utilize the mangrove forest in a sustainable way in order to counteract the threat of deforestation.
angroves populate the coasts of many tropical and subtropical areas of the world, serving as the backbone of an ecosystem that sustains a great wealth of biodiversity. However, their future is threatened by deforestation and the degradation of their habitat.
BRAZIL: Amazonian Surveillance Begins
The Surveillance System of the Amazon (SIVAM) is slated to start operating – at least in part - July 25, when the project’s main center in the northwestern Brazilian city of Manaos is to be inaugurated.
COSTA RICA: Investment in Water Services
Costa Rica must invest 1.6 billion dollars to modernize its potable water and sanitation services, according to a recent study by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).
CUBA: Accord with Guatemala
Cuba and Guatemala will now be able to develop joint projects for natural resources management and protection under a new environmental agreement signed by the two governments.
CHILE: 120 Million Trees
Each year, 120 million trees are planted in Chile, a reforestation pace that surpasses the rate of logging, say government officials.
CENTRAL AMERICA:: Green Troops
In the countries of Central America, 170,000 police and military troops will receive training to protect natural resources and nature preserves in the region.
GUATEMALA: Justice Halts Forest Exploitation
The Guatemalan Constitutional Court put a 15-day halt on the transfer of a portion of the protected Sierra de las Minas to a logging company.
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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