Forestry

Together with representatives of the ten countries around the Congo Basin rainforest, Germany’s Development Minister Gerd Müller has signed a declaration for better protection of the tropical rainforests worldwide. The…

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Forestry

A new study by the German University of Bayreuth confirms significant carbon storage in African mountain forests. With this great storage capacity, these forests have made a major contribution to climate protection.

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Forestry

A new online portal “TimberLex”, launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO in July, contributes to sustainable forest-management. The user-friendly nature of the portal allows easy access to national…

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Forestry

Over the past seven years, nearly two thirds of tropical forest loss in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa was driven by commercial agriculture. A major share of this loss was caused by illegal forest clearing.

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Forestry

Deforestation is leading to a shortage of water and food. What are the options for counteracting? A conversation with Bernadette Arakwiye and Salima Mahamoudou from the World Resources Institute (WRI) about…

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Forestry

Improving tenure in the Amazon basin can lower deforestation rates and biodiversity loss. Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean are the best guardians of their forests when compared to those…

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Forestry

Forests, the lungs of the Earth, are disappearing at an alarming rate. In Nigeria, less than two per cent of the forest cover remains. Restoring and conserving what is left is crucial, and is a collective effort if we…

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Forestry

Mangrove experts of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warn against mass planting because important ecological prerequisites are not considered. They have presented their concerns in their Position…

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Forestry

Tree planting and its role in maintaining and restoring ecosystems was looked at in a CIFOR Digital Forum held last October. The event was attended by representatives from a wide range of areas including business,…

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Forestry

Despite raising alarms about increased carbon emissions due to mangrove deforestation, there has been a low net loss of mangrove carbon stocks globally during the last years, pointing to success in conservation and…

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