FSC has certified 500+ million acres of forest as sustainably harvested since its inception in 1993, but critics wonder if the group’s claims can be trusted.
Amazon Fires: How Can We Stop Them? Stopping Current Fires May Be Impossible, But Preventing Future Burns The Key
The Amazon rainforest of South America is burning at an unprecedented rate. What can we do to stop these forest fires from spreading?
Palm oil is found in an endless array of foods and products, and its production has massive consequences for the climate and life on earth.
Is it true that bananas are taboo for anyone who is concerned about rainforest destruction? Even if I seek out “fair trade” or organic bananas?
With hundreds of species going extinct every day in the world’s tropical rainforests, eco-travelers need to see Peru’s cradle of the world’s biodiversity while there are still intact tracts. Posada Amazonas, an eco-lodge along the Tambopata River deep in Peru’s Amazon basin, provides the ultimate jumping-off point to learn about the region’s wildlife and ecology, while also helping the local indigenous community make a sustainable living.
It is possible to stand in the midst of a rainforest in Belize, surrounded by dripping trees and the cries of howler monkeys, and think that you’re in a particularly unspoiled corner of Costa Rica. Or maybe Brazil, before that country’s air was choked with smoke from burning trees and the ugly scars of clear-cuts. Possibly because of its small population of 200,000 scattered among 8,876 square miles of coastline, mountains and dense forests, Belize has escaped the headlong development that has marred so much of Latin America’s natural beauty. Even its largest metropolis, Belize City, is home to no more than 60,000 people.