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Can eco-tourism really help conservation in Madagascar?

How effective is eco-tourism for conservation? In a previous post, I highlighted the Action Plan for Lemurs in Madagascar which was confident that tourism could help conserve lemurs. For policy makers this seems like a magic bullet – an economic … Continue reading

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Is Myanmar’s teak trade sustainable?

Exports from Myanmar to the US have risen from zero six months ago to US$2.30 million in April this year. What is being traded? Progressive Trade Facts reports: December 2012 – No imports reported. January 2013 – $54,000, embodied in … Continue reading

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Interview with Scott Poynton, Tropical Timber Trust

Deforestation is bad news for many reasons including destroying local livelihoods and removing habitats for wildlife. Forests also absorb and store carbon in trees and soil and when cleared or disturbed, this carbon is released as greenhouse gases. Around 17% … Continue reading

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Superfood from Peru – sachi inchi

(Originally posted on 15 January 2013) Peru exports over a USD100 million worth of natural products to the US and EU market. ITC is supporting companies to strengthen their access to the United States markets. In December, I visited the … Continue reading

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