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Cameron orders ministers to abondon plans to sell 258,000 hectares of forest

Wednesday 16 February 2011, | “David Cameron has ordered ministers to abandoning plans to change the ownership of 258,000 hectares of state-owned woodland.  The environment secretary will announce on Friday that a consultation on the sale of forests will be ended after a furious backlash that united Tory supporters with environmentalists and the Socialist Workers party.”

Forests sell-off abandoned as Cameron orders U-turn | Environment | The Guardian
David Cameron has ordered ministers to carry out the government’s biggest U-turn since the general election by abandoning plans to change the ownership of 258,000 hectares of state-owned…”
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Palm Oil Plantations Embrace Biodiversity In Attempt To Change Environmentally Destructive Reputation

Nov 20, 2010, | “Palm oil plantations carry a history of controversy. The cash crop is used for fuel and food, but at the same time, it destroys rainforests.  But one plantation’s manager is ready to take action. A nature reserve has been created on the plantation, populated by rare trees. The manager’s goal is to increase the plant diversity to 500 plant variations.”

Judith Green shared a link.
“It’s a start…”
Palm Oil Plantations Embrace Biodiversity In Attempt To Change Environmentally Destructive Reputatio


Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest

March 3, 2009, | “By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.”

Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving l…
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Greening the Desert

March 1, 2007, | “The Permaculture Institute of Australia has created a system to transform 10 acres of dead African desert into a food forest.  The 10 acre landscape had been poisoned with pesticides and naturally occurring salt and was considered a dead, barren wasteland.  The Institute created a system which catches rainwater and filters it into the earth.  The filtering flushed the soil of salt and pesticides and allowed trees, shrubs, and grasses to grow.”

“Here’s an incredibly upbeat story from a permaculture practitioner: Geoff Lawton established a garden in a dry salty desert in Jordan. Permaculture techniques offer us so much, and one real cause for optimism is that you can grow food even on quite degraded land that industrial monoculture will leave behind. Geoff’s story is extreme, but it really happened! 🙂
Permaculture Research Institute of Australia » Greening the Desert
This is just one example of how permaculture can transform the environment, and, in so doing, dramatically change lives. By evidencing the dramatic transformation possible in the world’s worst agricultural scenarios, we hope to make people stand up and listen.”
Robert Brothers “A wonderful video that gives us hope! It very clearly shows how the miracle was accomplished — capturing all of the minimal rainfall in raised ditches,heavily mulched . . . etc. Please watch this and pass it on!”

China Tackles Environmental Pollution, 07/09/2006, Special report: China tackles environmental pollution HOHHOT, July 9 (Xinhua) — The Sanbei (north, northeast and northwest China) Forest Shelter project, dubbed the country’s “green Great Wall”, has contributed greatly to the improvement and conservation of ecological environment in the project areas since it was launched 28 years ago. Submitted by Jeavonna Chapman   October 30, 2011

GoodNews FortheEarth “~ 97,000 SQUARE MILES OF FOREST REPLANTED IN A 2,500 MILE-LONG FOREST BELT … beginning in 1983, to stop desertification and protect farmland. October 30, 2011

Santa Fe River Preserve Restoration Project Completed: Cleaner Water Provided, Habitat Restored

August 9, 2004 , | “Last week WildEarth Guardians finished a sometimes highly controversial project to improve water quality and wildlife habitat of the Santa Fe River downstream of the city wastewater treatment facility.  Over the last three-plus years local school children, city residents and WildEarth Guardians staff have planted literally thousands of native trees in an effort to restore the native streamside forest.”

“~ PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS CAN WORK MIRACLES: Planting 100,000 trees and shrubs heals rivers stripped bare by cattle, for more, see -John Horning,,
You Gotta See It to Believe It
Watch the difference! WildEarth Guardians works to restore degraded river systems in the Southwest, including the Santa Fe River. See the changes from year-to-year.”
  • Pedro Di Girólamo“Before seeing it, I will share it, cos. the United Nations have declared year 2011 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF TREES.

    And because Trees and the sister disciplines of PERMACULTURE that are FOREST FARMING and FOREST GARDENING are my present passion of study and promotion.
    BTW, I share this with your very good introduction.”
  • Tamara Griffiths “awesome, great work, takes alot of effort but so worth it, well done well done”
  • Mary Chambers “The United Nations hs declared 2011 as the International year of the trees????? and the UK government are determined to sell off ALL, not just some but ALL our forests!!!!”
  • GoodNews FortheEarth“OK folks, I’m so glad you like this news! Ecological restoration is especially crucial because it both revitalizes ecosystems and eats up carbon. If any one else can find before and after info like this, please let us know, and I will look for it myself in the work of the Lomakatsi Restoration Project in Ashland, Oregon, where I serve on the Board.

    — cheers, Robert
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Landmark timber deal stops Seattle sprawl

May 13, 2002, | “For over a century, local Washington residents have harvested the thick, rain-soaked forests of Douglas-fir, hemlock, and cedar blanketing the surrounding hills to feed its local mills and economy.  But more recently, a different crop has sprung up around town. Houses. ”

Landmark timber deal stops Seattle sprawl
Overwhelmed by development in this bedroom community near Seattle, the town of Snoqualmie finds an ally in the Evergreen Forest Trust, which has purchased a huge tree farm that will enable logging to continue, and block sprawl.
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