Many satellite-based methods for fire detection and monitoring have been developed to exploit data acquired by sensors. Their relatively low temporal resolution (hours) is, however, decidedly not adequate for detecting short-living events or fires characterisedContinue reading
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Protected areas in the world’s ecoregions: How well connected are they?
Protected areas (PAs) are the main instrument for biodiversity conservation, which has triggered the development of numerous indicators and assessments on their coverage, performance and efficiency. The connectivity of the PA networks at a globalContinue reading
‘Green deserts’ or functional forests?
Natural forests support life in complex ways. Forest ecosystems are habitats for animals and humans, they regulate air quality, temperature and carbon cycling, protect soils and water quality, help mitigate climate change, and much more.
How decentralized policies can help to reduce deforestation?
Researchers from four U.S. universities presented evidence that deforestation can be limited thanks to empowering local governments with forestry decisions. In order to make this happen, local forest users have to be actively engaged withContinue reading
Protected areas save biodiversity worldwide
Species richness is 10.6% higher inside protected areas compared to areas outside. This result has been recently published by researches, under the leadership of Claudia Gray from University of Sussex (UK). Check out, what else has been found!
Degradation of REDD – PART II
The second part of the interview with professor Ole Hofstad from NMBU is focused on, inter alia, deforestation, forest degradation, carbon sequestration and illegal logging in REDD countries. If you have not read the first part of theContinue reading
To Feed or not to Feed -that is the question
In many countries, feeding wild ungulates is a common practice. The question arises: do we understand completely a supplementary feeding of ungulates in the forest? It seems that this practice is more complex than oneContinue reading
Private owner shows how to conserve nature
Recently, I have found an interesting story about an American Mr. M.C. Davis who spent over $90 million to buy 54 thousand acres (ca. 22 thousands hectares) property in the southeastern U.S in order toContinue reading