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Deforestation

These French banks that finance the destruction of the world's forests

According to data analysed by the NGO Global Witness, between 2013 and 2019, the French financial sector financed five of the six most harmful agro-industrial companies directly or indirectly involved in deforestation activities in the world's three most important tropical forests, namely the Brazilian Amazon, the Amazon Basin and the Amazonian Basin.

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The forest lover of the sea

La forêt amante de la mer d'Hatakeyama Shigeatsu - Translation and afterword by Augustin Berque - Editions Wildproject - French edition, September 2019 - Drawings: Aizawa Kazuo - Photo: Francine Adam How to rebuild a wounded territory? In the north of Japan, Kesennuma Bay is in crisis. Faced with the

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Primary forest near the river Digul in Southern Papua.

Can forests become global commons?

As hundreds of hectares are being burned in the Amazon, Africa, the Canary Islands and California, and as deforestation on the island of Borneo prepares to deforest and build a new capital city, the issue of protecting the world's forests becomes urgent. Covering just over 31 % of the Earth's surface,

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Amazon Fire

When the forest burns

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Amazonia, Equatorial Africa, Siberia, California... The world's forests are going through a dark period in these troubled times of climate change. And suddenly a new term appears on the scene: we talk about big fires, mega-fires. The forest fires that used to punctuate Mediterranean summers seem small, derisory...

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biodiversity

A new method for exploring forest evolution: high-throughput DNA sequencing

De la détente à la production de bois en passant par de nombreux autres services écosystémiques, les forêts sont l’objet de nombreux enjeux notamment dans un contexte de changements globaux. Ouvrant de nouvelles perspectives pour comprendre l’évolution des peuplements forestiers et prédire leur devenir dans le cadre du changement climatique,

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biodiversity

The forest makes rain and sunshine

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Boreal, temperate, tropical or equatorial, the forest is an essential ecosystem on the continents, a place of refuge for fauna and flora. Of the 2 million known species on Earth, more than half live in a tropical forest. However, the forest is going through difficult times, between deforestation and

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