Congratulations to Cicada for taking home gold and silver at the Yorkshire Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards.
A new project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council will improve our understanding of past and ongoing changes to the hydrological cycle in the Amazon. The project will combine novel and existing data, with complimentary modelling techniques to understand ongoing and past trends of the Amazon hydrological cycle in order to help predict what to expect in the future.
A new high-resolution map of global forest loss and gain has been created using Google Earth Engine. With a resolution of 30 meters, the map clearly shows forest loss and gain for the period 200-2012, based on 650,000 satellite images by Landsat 7.
Congratulations to Marks & Spencer (M&S) and our rainforest charity partner Cool Earth who have signed a partnership to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in Peru.
UK forests can successfully be restored after logging, according to a new study published this month.
Recent research published in the in the journal Science have found that small mammal species living in fragmented rainforests are more likely to become extinct that those species living in pristine rainforests.
Premier Farnell has embarked on an innovative initiative to provide solar powered LED lighting to remote villages in Tanzania. Working with UBoC, Fauna and Flora International and the Tongwe Trust, the Leeds-based electronics distributor has developed lighting kits which will provide an environmentally friendly, cost saving alternative to kerosene fuel based lighting currently used by the local communities.
We at UBoC would like to encourage everyone to reduce their carbon-intensive travel but sometimes travel whether it is for business or pleasure is unavoidable. Now however, there is a quick and easy way to invest in long-term, socially and environmentally sound emission reductions to offset your travel emissions.
Reducing Emissions from avoided Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) is globally supported as a cost-effective climate program suitable for developing countries where emissions from deforestation is rampant yet with forest dependent livelihoods and economies. Through private-public funds and institutional support negotiated both within and outside the UNFCCC (decision 1/CP.16; decision 2/CP 17), REDD+ is expected to accomplish global goals of avoided greenhouse gas emissions in developing counties and local expectations of livelihoods and well being (appendix 1/CP.16).