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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Forestry

A long time-series dataset demonstrates that active restoration helps forests to regenerate after disturbances. Although forests have the ability to recover naturally, they regenerate faster with active restoration.

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Forestry

Although many modelling forecasts and government policies suggest that forests must be destroyed to make way for agriculture and provide food security as the global population soars from 7.8 billion to meet U.N.…

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Forestry

This report sheds a light on wildfires across the globe. Climate change and wildfires mutually reinforce each other, and the fires burning today in many parts of the world are bigger, more intense and last longer than…

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Forestry

Brazil is one of the hotspots of the corona pandemic, and the Brazilian Amazon is particularly hard hit. Deforestation rates have risen in the last months due to weak controls because of COVID-19 restrictions.

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