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Keeping Up With The Defender

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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Humanitarian Crisis in Peruvian Amazon

Last week the Northern Peruvian Pipeline leaked oil into Peru’s Marañon River for the fourth time! The pipeline, that’s 40 years old, has caused at least 20 spills in the past 5 years. The pipeline was supposedly shut down after the spills in February but Petroperu...

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