Madacascar Is Planting 60 Million Trees in Ambitious Drive Inspired by Its President — Waking Times – January 22, 2020

Madacascar Is Planting 60 Million Trees in Ambitious Drive Inspired by Its President

Malavika VyawahareMongabay
Waking Times

Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar’s lost forests. →

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‘Huge Win for Wildlife’ – Peru Vows to End Deforestation Driven by Palm Oil — Waking Times – September 20, 2019

‘Huge Win for Wildlife’ – Peru Vows to End Deforestation Driven by Palm Oil

September 19, 2019 – Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times

Peru has vowed to put an end to palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021, according to reports, in a move that is being hailed as a “momentous win” for wildlife and sustainable agriculture by conservationist group the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
The Andean nation joins Colombia in its pledge to produce the oil without deforestation. Palm oil cultivation has been a booming crop across Latin America, but has also been one of the foremost drivers of deforestation in rural regions. →

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