Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Earth is on track to lose an India-sized chunk of its tropical forests by mid-century – Washington Post
The Center for Global Development released a new report on Monday estimating that, by the year 2050, an area of forest cover the size of India will be lost.
- B.C. engineers build robotic solution to reforestation – 24 Hours Vancouver
In efforts to increase reforestation through decreasing involved labor, two University of Vancouver students have developed a “rover” prototype to aid in the process.
- Climate Change Is Pushing Earth’s Boreal Forests Toward A ‘Tipping Point’ – IB Times
Will warming temperatures put boreal forests at risk of impoverishment or even turn them to grassland? Researchers think so, and they’re projecting it to happen sooner rather than later.
- Gabon: protecting vital forests, and communities – The Guardian
Take a look at how efforts in Gabon are attempting to balance the demands for forests to meet the immediate needs of locals with forests role in preserving biodiversity and combating the changing climate.