Glimpse into the ‘forgotten forests’ of South Sudan

Remote sensing cameras (‘camera traps’) have given scientists an unprecedented insight into the wildlife of South Sudan—a battle-scarred nation still grappling with civil conflict following its declaration of independence four years ago. Over six months, the camera traps captured more than 20,000 wildlife images, including the first pictures of forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) ever taken…

Mayor to plant 40,000 Trees in London

THE ‘For the Love of Trees’ initiative, launched this week will see 20,000 trees planted on school land around the capital, while a further 20,000 will be used to create an “edible urban woodland” in Ealing. London, which is famous for its parks, already has eight million trees and there are plans to turn it…

Scandal of Indonesian Forest Fires

Thousands of fires started deliberately so land can be used to grow Palm Oil The scale of forest fires spreading across Indonesia’s rainforests is now so great that they are being described as the worst manmade environmental disaster since the BP gulf oil spill. The fires are being started deliberately so the land can be…