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WORLD TREE NEWS

Wisdom traditions

Guarani child labour on the sugar cane fields. © Survival International

For the indigenous Guarani tribe, land is the origin of all life. But they and their land suffer violent and murderous invasions by the biofuel industry.

Custodian, thoughtful. © The African Biodiversity Network

Traditional custodians of sacred sites met to create a guideline to respect and ensure the future of the children of humans and all species on Earth.

Martin Litton in his Cessna (2006). © Ricardo Dearatanha/Los Angeles Times

At the age of 95 Martin Litton (with his vintage Cessna 195) is still the guarding eye and voice for the Giant Sequoia National Monument Park in California.

large buttressed tree in primary rainforest in Ecuador. © Dr. Morley Read/shutterstock.com

Worldwide long-term studies show that proportionally, the biggest and oldest trees of the world vanish more rapidly than the younger tree populations.

forest evaporation in Thailand. © Abdulroheem Lungleengo/shutterstock.com

Pressure on the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) mounts to stop intentionally excluding tree canopy effects on measurements and climate modelling.

Forest Hero Shigeatsu Hatakeyama. © Ryo Murakami/UNU

The positive influence forests have on ocean ecology and biodiversity was put to good use by a Japanese oyster farmer who received a UN Forest Heroes Award.