deforestation and forest degradation

Organized crime drives global deforestation

Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, according to research by Jennifer A. Devine from Texas State University. Of the main drivers of deforestation is organized crime activities, including drug trafficking.

Norway funds Guyana forest protection plan audit

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA -- The Rainforest Alliance has been selected to conduct an independent review of Guyana’s Annual Progress reports on curbing deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) under the Guyana-Norway forest protection agreement.
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