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Forest groups want climate schemes that violate rights to be suspended

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Indigenous peoples warn during Lima climate talks that they are being ignored over exploitation of lands and are critical of pledges to stop deforestation

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COP20: Peru must give indigenous peoples means to combat climate change

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Climate talks in Lima can save the Amazon rainforest by recognising rights of its best protectors

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COP20 is a forum for regional green policies not just global climate targets

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With Latin America already hit by climate change, talks in Lima are the perfect chance to discuss local green programmes

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Indonesia cracks down on deforestation in symbolic u-turn

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Indonesia’s new president announces plans to protect rainforest and peatlands, signalling a new direction for country with worst rate of deforestation in the world

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Habitats of 140 Australian threatened species not protected, WWF study finds

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Despite increases in marine parks and nature reserves, many threatened animals, including the northern hairy-nosed wombat, are still without protection

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Interpol launches most-wanted list of environmental fugitives

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International policing agency’s public appeal targets nine dangerous fugitives suspected of crimes involving poaching and illegal logging

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Paper from illegally logged rainforest ‘could be on sale in Australia’

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World Parks Congress gathers to discuss way to reach goal of formal protection for 17% of land and 10% of oceans by 2020

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Peru’s forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows

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Carbon mapping by Carnegie Institute reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Peru’s rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions.

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Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia’s land

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Tree and shrub-planting program has transformed degraded and deforested land across Africa, with Ethiopia planning to restore a further 15m hectares by 2030

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Amazon rainforest losing ability to regulate climate, scientist warns

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Report says logging and burning of Amazon might be connected to worsening droughts – such as the one plaguing São Paulo

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