Tags Archives: Deforestation

Deafening silence as the Borneo rainforest burns

by Liam Campbell In 1997, forest fires in Indonesia grew so large that they accounted for 40% of global emissions during that period. The Borneo rainforest is the most ancient in the world, having taken 120 million years to evolve into its current state of rich diversity. Indonesia is also home to some of the … Continue reading Deafening silence as the Borneo rainforest burns

Ruin of the American West: An Interview with Chris Ketcham

Featured Image: thousands of acres of Pinyon-Juniper forest bulldozed by the BLM in Nevada / by Max Wilbert / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Christopher Ketcham is a freelance writer for Harper’s, The New Republic, Vice, and many others. This video is an interview between him and Deep Green Resistance co-founder and author Derrick Jensen.  They discuss … Continue reading Ruin of the American West: An Interview with Chris Ketcham

War on the Amazon Rainforest

By Max Wilbert The Amazon Rainforest is on fire. But the fire is merely a symptom of deeper problems, not root cause. Therefore, simply putting out the fires does not solve the problem.  To protect the Amazon rainforest, we need a deeper understanding of threats to it. For this, we turn to the indigenous people, … Continue reading War on the Amazon Rainforest

Redwoods: Only The Tallest Trees Because The Rest Have Been Logged

By Max Wilbert / Images: public domain Here is a familiar fact to many people across the United States and the world: the Redwoods of Northern California are the tallest trees in the world at nearly 400 feet. This is both true and false. It’s true because right now the redwoods are the tallest trees. … Continue reading Redwoods: Only The Tallest Trees Because The Rest Have Been Logged

Indigenous Environmental Defender Killed, Logging Mafia Targets Tribe

Featured image: The Guardians of the Amazon recently destroyed a logging truck they discovered in their territory. © Guardians of the Amazon      by Survival International Warning: some people may find the details and image below disturbing A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, the latest in … Continue reading Indigenous Environmental Defender Killed, Logging Mafia Targets Tribe

46% of Forests Have Been Destroyed by Civilization…and Counting

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance “Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them.” – François-René de Chateaubriand New research in the prestigious journal Nature estimates that “the global number of trees has fallen by approximately 46% since the start of human civilization.” The study also suggests that about 15 billion trees are … Continue reading 46% of Forests Have Been Destroyed by Civilization…and Counting

“Guardians of the Amazon” Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Featured image: Guardians of the Amazon from the Guajajara tribe: “We patrol, we find the loggers, we destroy their equipment and we send them away. We’ve stopped many loggers. It’s working.” © Guardians of the Amazon      by Survival International Members of an Amazon tribe patrolling their rainforest reserve to protect uncontacted relatives from illegal loggers … Continue reading “Guardians of the Amazon” Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Featured image: With support from Survival, the Guajajara are able to expose illegal logging and threats to their uncontacted neighbors in real time. © Survival      by  Sarah Shenker / Survival International “We are here,” says Olimpio, looking directly into the camera, “… Monitoring the land and protecting the uncontacted Indians and the Guajajara who live here. … Continue reading Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

India: A Changing Landscape for the Bonda Highlanders

Featured image: Typical Bonda house in Baunsupada village. The Bondas have always led sustainable lives in the forest, but deforestation and changes in traditional farming practices now threaten their survival. Photo: Abhijit Mohanty.       by Abhijit Mohanty / Intercontinental Cry The road to Bondaghati winds through the hills and forests of Malkangiri district, on Odisha’s southern edge. … Continue reading India: A Changing Landscape for the Bonda Highlanders