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Good stewards of forests at home outsource deforestation abroad

Date : 24th November 2010, Source : Mongabay



As more nations adopt better laws and policies to save and restore forests at home, they may, in fact, be outsourcing deforestation to other parts of the world, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Looking at six developing nations where forests are recovering—instead of receding—the study found only one of them did not outsource deforestation to meet local demand for wood-products and food, a process known as 'leakage'.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/1124-hance_leakage.html





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