Month: May 2011

WWF Helping Protect Forests The Size Of Wales

WWF Helping Protect Forests The Size Of Wales

The world’s forests are a haven for beautiful rare animals and plants, as well as being vital for human beings as they provide food, fuel and medicine, regulate our climate and produce the oxygen that we all need to breathe. With forests in Africa under threat, an innovative new Welsh project is helping to preserve […]

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CCW announces support for Size of Wales

CCW announces support for Size of Wales

Today, the Countryside Council for Wales marks UN International Day of Biodiversity with an announcement that it is joining the Welsh campaign to help protect an area of rainforest the Size of Wales. Established in response to the challenges of tackling climate change, Size of Wales links Welsh partners directly to forest projects and communities in some of the world’s poorest […]

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Tiger numbers higher than expected

Tiger numbers higher than expected

Populations of wild tiger in Thai jungles are healthier than initially thought, but cameras also show armed poachers. In an area of Thap Lan national park previously thought to be free from tigers, hidden cameras have proved that they are still there. Evidence from camera traps suggest that this one national park may house more tigers […]

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CAT join Size of Wales

CAT join Size of Wales

Size of Wales are very pleased to welcome the Centre for Alternative Technology as one of our newest Supporting Members. “We are delighted to be part of the Size of Wales Project. Protecting tropical forests is a vital part of stopping climate change and we are pleased to add our support to this important work” Alex Randall, spokesperson Centre for […]

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New Welsh environment minister

New Welsh environment minister

Welsh Assembly Member for Newport East, John Griffiths has been appointed Welsh Assembly Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development by first minister Carwyn Jones. John Griffiths AM, launched a Size of Wales forest project in Mbale, Uganda last autumn. The‘One Million Trees’ project will help five coffee co-operatives grow shade trees to protect coffee crops, support over […]

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Animal food helps cause deforestation

Animal food helps cause deforestation

Government study finds that more than a tenth of all palm kernal meal is fed to British animals. A by-product of the palm oil industry, palm kernal meal is fed to a wide range of household pets, from dogs to fish. Imports of sustainably produced palm kernal meal into Britain were found to be zero. Whilst we are […]

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