Forestry

The ability of the world’s tropical forests to remove carbon from the atmosphere is decreasing, according to a study tracking 300,000 trees over 30 years.

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Forestry

The global production and trade of major wood products have surged to their highest level since the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) began recording forest statistics in 1947.

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Forestry

Forest restoration bears a considerable carbon storage potential and can support efforts to mitigate climate change. However, its role should not be overestimated, and neither should the costs involved in forest…

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Forestry

Ecosystems and humans are integrated parts of complex social-ecological systems. In these systems, forests and trees play a crucial role. Managed well, they offer a unique opportunity to contribute to all of the 17…

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Forestry

It’s quite simple really. You want to protect the things you love. And just what you love is often determined in very early childhood. Wanjira Mathai talked to Silvia Richter about imparting values, the importance of…

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Forestry

Many global companies have committed to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains by 2020. But as increasing global deforestation rates indicate, most of them are not on track to meet that goal. One reason could…

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Forestry

In times of large forest fires in the Amazon, Indonesia and Central Africa, continuously high deforestation rates in the tropics, and climate change becoming ever more evident, it seems like REDD+ – the mechanism for…

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Forestry

The problems related to forests and their management are still tackled with rather conservative and sectoral approaches today – both in the global North and South. However, such isolated strategies cannot accommodate the…

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Forestry

For decades, our author has championed farmer managed natural regeneration, better known as FMNR. Working with communities in various countries, he came to an important realisation: without understanding and addressing…

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Forestry

Nearly two thirds of Africa’s land is degraded. This is all the worse since the rural population, and here, above all, smallholder farmers and households, heavily depend on healthy soils and tree cover. Our authors show…

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