Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of great natural beauty, possessing an enormous diversity of species and ecosystems. According to the annual report of the international organization The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the region has 40% of all species in the world, more than 25% of forests, 30% of freshwater, and the second largest reef of the planet: the Mesoamerican Reef. In addition, only in Latin America there are six of the ten countries with the greatest biodiversity: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Leer en español: Conozca cuánto invierten estos países latinoamericanos en medio ambiente However, for some years now this region has been facing different problems that threaten the environment, as a result of human activity. Water, air and land pollution, deforestation, habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, increased carbon footprint, and drought as a result of climate change are some examples. Latin America is a "superpower in … [Read more...] about Do you know how much the governments of five of the most mega-diverse countries invest in taking care of the environment? Here we tell you
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 20 Trend: France 24 TV presented a story about the dangers of the mining industry in Armenia under the title "How corruption has harmed the environment in Armenia". The report notes that recent protests in Armenia were caused by corruption, which also affected this industry. The story also describes the damage caused to the nature by the Teghut copper-molybdenum deposit. As villagers complain in an interview with the TV company, they can not use water from the river, as it is infected, despite the fact that the company denies that there have been leaks of dangerous toxins. According to the authors, in neighboring Noyemberyan people believe that they can develop the economy through tourism, not the mining industry. Together with environmental activists, they are fighting against a company that intends to start development near the city. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about France 24: Corruption harms environment in Armenia
Development and environment are often framed as being in conflict with each other. A closer look at environmental movements complicate this binary, bringing in questions of livelihood, community resources and rural-urban linkages. How do we, then, think about the links between environment and development? A reading list: There is a continuing tension between those who espouse growth and those who call for environment protection. The two groups do not talk to each other—they are talking at each other and with every passing day, the gap seems to be widening. This article explores how the real conflict is not between conservation and development but between environment and the reckless exploitation of man and earth in the name of efficiency. This environmentalism of the poor as opposed to lifestyle environmentalism of the privileged sections, manifested itself on the national scene ﬁrst in the mid-1970s with the birth and growth of the Chipko movement in … [Read more...] about Are Development and the Environment at Odds With Each Other?
Jamaica’s longest running environmental education programme, the Schools’ Environment Programme (SEP), may be discontinued come September. The programme, which has been operating in schools for 20 years, will possibly be scrapped due to the withdrawal of funding by the project's main sponsor, the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA). Announcing the possible discontinuation today at the Jamaica Environment Trust’s (JET) 20th annual SEP awards ceremony at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, JET's Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Stanley indicated that in February the NRCA, which has been funding SEP since 2012, informed that it would no longer be able to sponsor the project in the 2018/19 academic year. Stanley emphasised that the prospect comes at a time when SEP had just been implemented in 39 schools in the current academic year. After her announcement, Stanley called for leaders in the public and private sectors to save the programme. … [Read more...] about JET appeals to business community to save Schools’ Environment Programme
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