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Long-term forest degradation surpasses deforestation in the ...

This report generated a long-term spatially quantified assessment of forest degradation for the entire Brazilian Amazon from 1992 to 2014. It measured and mapped the full range of activities that degr...

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Mobilizing Private Finance for Nature

This report provides a set of recommendations for governments, regulators, companies, financial institutions, and multilateral developments banks. These are synthesized into a set of “big five” approa...

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Political and economic analysis of deforestation in regions ...

This document aims to identify the main obstacles and bottlenecks that limit the implementation of effective measures to tackle deforestation, taking into account the vision and motivation of the diff...

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Cost-effective protection of biodiversity in the western Ama...

The western Amazon needs to expand its protected-area system to ensure the conservation of its immense and threatened biodiversity. The cost of the proposed expansion, estimated at US$ 100 million ann...

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Editorial essay: Covid‐19 and protected and conserved areas

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on the global community; on people’s lives and health, livelihoods, economies, and behaviours. Most zoonotic disease pandemics, including COVID-19, ar...

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Ecology and economics for pandemic prevention

This article assesses the cost of monitoring and preventing disease spillover driven by the unprecedented loss and fragmentation of tropical forests and by the burgeoning wildlife trade. Currently, we...

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Niobium mining in Brazilian Amazon would cause significant f...

The recent niobium study offers an example of how science can be proactive in analyzing the environmental impact of infrastructure development well before it happens, hopefully helping guide policy de...

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Earth observation & the Global Environment Facility – Techni...

This Technical Guide includes 1) an introduction to the different types of Earth observation technology and key characteristics; 2) how these data and tools can be used at various stages across the GE...

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Delivering Transformational Change: The Journey of the Globa...

There are five principles in the direction outlined in the GEF 2020 Strategy. They have helped to navigate the GEF’s journey for the last eight years. This publication explains the principles and intr...

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Brazil needs to monitor its tropical regeneration remote mon...

Brazil needs systematic, regular, and frequent monitoring of secondary vegetation to spur tropical forest regeneration and strengthen its protection. This paper offers recommendations on how to move f...

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Agroforestry systems for the Amazon

This document presents 17 agroforestry technical sheets intending to promote agroforestry systems as one of the most viable alternatives based on appropriate technical knowledge that is ecologically, ...

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MOTRA – Regional Territorial Management Model for the Colomb...

This document prioritizes strategies aimed at economic development and forest integration, based on a sustainable development model. This is a central guide to develop and increase the enormous social...

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