„But I want to come back to our land. I come from here. I know the paths of the forest, under the trees I can breathe, here I am free.” These words seem to match an old man who has spent his life close to nature, maybe a farmer or a gardener. But the person […]
The Germans are said to have a very special bond with their forests: Already the famous poets Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller wrote several poems about the forest – back in the 19th century; today, 2 million people own forests; when big parts of German forests were dying in the 1980s, people took […]
« It’s good to use good tropical wood » These words still resonate in my head while I come back from my meeting with Johannes Schwegler, CEO of Fairventures Worldwide. Johannes is a wood engineer who has spent his 30s living on the Kapuas riverside, teaching forestry and wood processing to Indonesian students. From his […]
Is less meat the solution? Macaws took over Berlin as our food choices are destroying their habitat. Read more here!
Smoke swells from the thick, green canopy of Indonesian rainforests. Orphaned orangutans cry for their mothers who were killed in the bush fires. Local inhabitants, children, women, men are inhaling the yellow swaths, only protected by dirty, once white masks; the air is filled with almost invisible particles of ashes coming from the burning forests. […]
Armenian and Peruvian youth delegates review the pending topics and gaps of the Halting Deforestation Conference held last week at FAO Rome.
In the context of the COP 23 forest day, representatives from Greenpeace, Imaflora and Imazon, which are part of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute gave an outline of their recent report on a pathway to zero deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Presentation of the recent report: a pathway to zero deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon […]