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Keeping Up With The Defenders

News and notes from the forest

Healing the Ozone – Saving Our Rainforests

Today we almost never hear about the Ozone layer but about thirty years ago, people were increasingly concerned about its depletion. The Ozone in the stratosphere helps shield the Earth from UV radiation. UV radiation is emitted by the sun and creates a greenhouse...

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The Declaration of Indigenous Rights

It has been less than ten years since indigenous peoples' rights were formally recognized by the international community. Even though the declaration  is non-binding, a few countries including the United States and Canada and and Colombia initially refused to sign the...

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