Our Forests - Sources of Information

by Santa Cruz Grows Green
(Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia)

The UN has named 2011 the International Year of Forests; therefore, Santa Cruz Grows Green has dedicated a portion of our website to telling you about Bolivia's forests, how they are being destroyed, and what we can all do to help conserve them. These pages contain information from numerous well-known sources and international conservation agencies. Please take a look at their websites for more information about the world's forests:


Read more about how paper production destroys our forests:

http://www.conservatree.com/learn/EnviroIssues/TreeStats.shtml

Read more about how cattle ranching destroys our forests:

http://www.mongabay.com/brazil.html

http://rainforests.mongabay.com/0812.htm

http://planetsave.com/2009/01/29/80-percent-of-amazon-deforestation-stems-from-cattle-ranching-2/

http://youtu.be/rNx51WqBBgM

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=6867084435&topic=5210

http://www.vegsource.com/articles/pimentel_water.htm

http://ecofx.org/wiki/index.php?title=Beef

ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a0262e/a0262e00.pdf

Read more about how soy cultivation destroys our forests:

http://www.organicconsumers.org/corp/soy121903.cfm

http://learnfarmingnews.com/what-is-soy-used-for/

http://www.be-ecolo.com/ecofriendly-food.php

http://learnfarmingnews.com/what-is-soy-used-for/

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/problems/mechanized_agriculture/

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/problems/mechanized_agriculture/

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/problems/mechanized_agriculture/

http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/dangers-of-soy.html

Read more about how logging destroys our forests:

http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/background/causes.htm

http://earthrenewal.org/rainless_2.htm

http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/FieldCourses00/PapersCostaRicaArticles/Final.MethodsandEffectsof.html

Read more about the importance of maintaining protected areas:

http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/pa/

http://www.wdpa.org/Statistics.aspx

http://www.protectedplanet.net/

http://earthtrends.wri.org/pdf_library/country_profiles/bio_cou_068.pdf

http://www.eoearth.org/article/Protected_areas_of_Bolivia

http://ecosynapsis.net/RANPAold/Contenido/MainPages/preAmac/articulosPDF/sustainable_tourism_in_pa_guidelines.pdf

http://indylaw.indiana.edu/ilr/pdf/vol38p595.pdf

Read more about how the exotic pet trade destroys our forests:

http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?more=1&p=439

http://www.cites.org/

http://www.cawtglobal.org/

http://www.traffic.org/

http://www.wildaid.org

http://www.wildlifealliance.org

Read more about the importance of using our remaining water resources with care:

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/about_freshwater/importance_value/

http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/index.php

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/about_freshwater/rivers/

http://www.monolake.org/about/waterconservation

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-footprint-calculator/

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/top-ten/

Read more about how dams destroy our rivers and forests:

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/about_freshwater/importance_value/

http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/background/causes.htm

http://www.rainforestconcern.org/rainforest_facts/why_being_destroyed/

Learn more about how mining is destroying our forests:

http://rainforests.mongabay.com/0808.htm

http://www.cpaws-sask.org/boreal_forest/mining.html

http://www.dialogo-americas.com/en_GB/articles/rmisa/features/regional_news/2011/02/22/feature-ex-1915

http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/rainforest.html#humans

http://www.fairtrade.net/

Learn more about the importance of supporting native peoples:

http://www.rainforestfoundation.org/10-things-you-can-do-save-rainforest

http://www.pachamama.org/uncategorized/2010/10/01/indigenous-people-from-border-regions-of-bolivia-brazil-and-peru-convene-to-protect-their-territories/

http://www.dplf.org/uploads/1302034794.pdf

http://www.forestpeoples.org/

http://www.ruralpovertyportal.org/web/guest/topic/statistics/tags/indigenous%20peoples

http://www.conservation.org/explore/south_america/bolivia/pages/projects.aspx


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