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Colombia’s Serranía de Chiribiquete becomes world’s largest tropical rainforest national park

Submitted by wacantello on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:59

The ‘ancestral home of the jaguar’ has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site Guaviare, Amazonas, Colombia – Serranía de Chiribiquete National Park, located in the heart of the Colombian Amazon, was expanded today to 4.3 million hectares, making it the world’s largest national park protecting a tropical rainforest. In a double conservation win, it has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, reflecting its enormous environmental, cultural and social value.

Together for a trillion trees: collaborating with Plant for the Planet on a new campaign

Submitted by wacantello on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:53
Monte carlo, Monaco (March 9, 2018)- Protecting and restoring a trillion trees is an enormous job, one that will need the whole global community to join forces. Fortunately, we are not alone in pursuing this vision. The Trillion Trees partners - BirdLife International, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and WWF - are proud to be cooperating with the German charity Plant for the Planet in the launch of the Trillion Trees Campaign, today in Monaco.

Press Release: New “Trillion Trees” Partnership Calls for Global Efforts To Protect and Restore One Trillion Trees

Submitted by wacantello on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:47
London, UK (November 15, 2017) –– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), WWF, and BirdLife International today launched the Trillion Trees programme, a 25-year initiative to help implement and scale global forest commitments and spur greater ambitions towards protecting and restoring one trillion trees by 2050—the number needed to reverse the global decline in tree cover.