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Ecosystems, Forests, Indigenous Peoples

When a Tree Falls in the Amazon

When a Tree Falls in the Amazon

Brazil’s environmental laws have come a long way since the 1980’s. But that doesn’t mean the Amazon is well-protected.

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Ecosystems, Forests

Perspectives from the People’s Land: If the Caribou Help Us

Perspectives from the People’s Land: If the Caribou Help Us

Can protecting endangered caribou in Quebec help preserve the Cree’s way of life?

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Ecosystems, Forests, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

Perspectives from the People’s Land: First Nations, Forestry, and Ferocious Flies

Perspectives from the People’s Land: First Nations, Forestry, and Ferocious Flies

Have you ever been in northern Quebec in bug season? Black flies, horse flies, deer flies, moose flies, then a fifteen minute “bug window” – usually just before dusk, during the changing of the guard – followed by mosquitoes and no-see-ums.  I’ve spent my summers in northern Quebec canoeing and portaging, splitting firewood and scouting rapids, and the bugs have more »

by × June 11, 2012 × 2 comments

At Yale, Ecosystems, Forests

Systems in Progress:  A Summary of This Year’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

Systems in Progress: A Summary of This Year’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

Every year the International Society of Tropical Foresters convenes a conference of members, scientists and tropical foresters at Yale University to discuss trends and issues in the management of the world’s tropical forests. This short summarizes the 2012 conference, which took place earlier this year at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.   e are well past the more »

by × March 26, 2012 × 0 comments

At Yale, Ecosystems, Forests

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Interview with the UN Forum on Forests’ Jan McAlpine

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Interview with the UN Forum on Forests’ Jan McAlpine

Jan McAlpine is Director of the United Nations Division on Forests and head of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat in support of all 193 countries in the United Nations.  The UNFF works to bring about the conservation, management and sustainable development of all types of forests. This includes a focus on the entire landscape—on people, soils, water, more »