Deforestation

Wrapped in the sacred orange robes of a Buddhist monk, this ordained tree is protected from deforestation because of its religious meaning. (Kiley Price/Wake Forest University)

Wake Forest University
Buddhist monks are using rituals and their prominent position in society to help with Thailand's environmental movement.

From Andapa, the distant peaks of Marojejy National Park tower in the northeast, while a view to the southwest mounts Madagascar National Park’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Reserve on the horizon. Both parks are pockets of intact primary forest which house incredible biodiversity. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Surrounded by protected forest, residents of Ambodivohitra and land managers at the World Wildlife Foundation reveal how commodity crops and wood use affect on-the-ground conservation practices in the rainforests of northeast Madagascar.
George Washington University
Film that shows the effects of deforestation on orangutans and people and how we can work to combat the negative consequences of deforestation.
la lucha por El Oro
la lucha por El Oro
The George Washington University
I traveled to Huaquillas, Ecuador to create a documentary on how the shrimp industry is impacting the environment and livelihood of the local community.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
James Cameron might be best known as a filmmaker ("The Terminator," "Titanic," "Avatar" and more) but he also is a staunch environmentalist.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Much of the limelight at Climate Week NYC late last month focused on the politics of climate change. But alongside the high profile event, several interesting reports were released, which should not go unnoticed.
Cocaine's Environmental Cost
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Cocaine has human costs, but the first toll it takes is on the very land it grows on. See what producing cocaine is doing to the Columbian landscape and the Amazon.
The George Washington University Student
Most of us have to satisfy our chocolate cravings, but does the production and nutritional value of this sweet treat make it bittersweet?
The plan to re-plant trees in Oxford, Miss.
The plan to re-plant trees in Oxford, Miss.
The focus of my video is to discover how much the loss of trees is affecting the community of Oxford, Mississippi. With new construction work in Oxford, the city of Oxford has chopped down many trees. My discovery is looked at by Dr. Waheed Uddin, ... Read More
Randy Hayes developed the Rainforest Action Committee and he is committed to protecting indigenous people and their rain forests. Hayes wants to see what he calls a "societal U-turn" or a major change in what society values in regards to climate... Read More

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