Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts

May 14, 2016

Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts

Nagano naturalist C.W. Nicol has been named co-winner of the Green Culture Prize for his outstanding work on woodlands restoration. A longtime contributor to The Japan Times, Nicol received the annual award Saturday from the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, an affiliate of the ...

May 3, 2016

Cambodia to protect a million hectares of forest

Cambodia’s prime minister has ordered that a million hectares of forest be included in protected zones as the country faces one of the world’s fastest deforestation rates. The move, which covers five new areas of forest, will bump Cambodia’s conservation zones up by a ...

Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

May 1, 2016

Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year’s haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry’s expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy — though green groups are skeptical. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in April ...