Costa Rica, a ‘green republic’ known worldwide for its efforts to protect forests, had poor track record when it comes to deforestation. Costa Rica was once 99 percent forested, but forest cover had steadily diminished.
With the approval of the State Forestry Administration (SFA), two forest parks in east China's Anhui Province have been upgraded into national parks thanks to their stunning scenery and improving tourism facilities.
Mid-morning in the Luquillo experimental forest in north-west Puerto Rico, and the thermometer already reads 26°C. Tana Wood, an ecologist employed by the US Forest Service, pulls on a pair of heavy gloves for insulating against electrical shock.
New Research on the California spotted owl has found that severely burned forests that have not been post-fire salvage logged are used by the threatened raptor when foraging for their small mammal prey. Stand-replacing fires, also called crown fires or high-intensity fires, do not harm spotted owl foraging habitat.
The rational use of forests, proper conservation of water and soil resources and development of low carbon economy have been placed on the government agenda, said the head of Forests and Rangelands Organization.