With the Philippines being a typhoon belt in the Pacific, natural landforms such as hills and mountain ranges take part of being a vital role in protecting the country from these typhoons. As the Sierra Madre Mountain Range serve as its backbone for being the strongest natural defense against typhoons in Luzon, developments swarm around the site of Sierra Madre latterly that renders the mountain ranges useless against storm gradually as these infrastructures rise.
The Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) was established in November 2006, with the goal of promoting sustainable soy production on a global scale. The first RTRS standard was established in 2010, with the aim of ensuring “socially equitable, economically feasible and environmentally sound” soy production (RTRS, 2014). The first producers, all located in South America, were certified in 2011. Global certification began in 2012, and has continued through 2020.
Restored degraded peat forests will make a change in the value of supporting the environment which will significantly increase the amount of carbon, biodiversity and dependence of surrounding communities on existing forests. This analysis supports the positive objectives of restored the area with existing community approaches, among others, influencing the changing livelihoods of people around forests, existing local customs and wisdom and the return of healthy peat forests.
Monitoring forest disturbance in near real-time (NRT) is crucial for mitigation efforts across the world, and this is especially true in countries like Myanmar. As one of the most forested nations in Southeast Asia and home to high levels of biodiversity, the country is disproportionately affected by unchecked forest disturbance, usually from deforestation. Meanwhile, NRT monitoring via remote sensing has been advancing for decades, with recent methods providing promising results.