The Peruvian government declared the Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone a new protected area, slightly larger than the state of Connecticut, which encompasses the Amazon rainforest in Peru near the Brazil border.
The declaration of the Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone represents an important step in that it consolidates the mosaic of protected areas that form part of the Sierra del Divisor/Serra do Divisor region spanning the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon.
By Emily Boyd. Some say that emissions trading under the Kyoto Protocol should be used to preserve intact areas of the Amazon rainforest as well as to restore deforested regions. This is a commendable aim — but there are several reasons why it is unlikely to work in practice.
Financing emissions from jets and cows
Environmental scientist Robert Goodland , who served the World Bank Group between 1978 and 2001 is credited with authoring some of the Bank’s environmental safeguard policies. He helped create the World Commission on Dams. In an e-mail interview, he tells Ranjan Panda that the Bank has become obsolete on sustainability issues
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Sep 1, 2009