Forestry

Policy-makers from Brazil, Uruguay and Indonesia discussed the role of forests in the global bioeconomy at a meeting in Bonn, Germany.

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Forestry

This year’s World’s Forests report by FAO urges governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them. But the report also points out a gradual increase in sustainable practices…

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Forestry

Land-use intensification in the tropics plays an important role in meeting global demand for agricultural commodities but generates high environmental costs. A study by researchers of the German University of Göttingen…

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Forestry

How to restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on wood fuel puts forests and woodlands in jeopardy? The FAO and the UNHCR have launched a new handbook on forest management in displacement…

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Forestry

The Center for International Forestry Research and the environmental reporting platform Mongabay have launched a partnership to spread more news about the world’s forest ecosystems.

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Forestry

Making forest concessions more transparent, accountable and pro-poor – this is the aim of the voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics, published by FAO. They are built on lessons learnt to offer…

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Forestry

While it is acknowledged that forest biodiversity contributes to climate change mitigation through improved carbon sequestration, conversely, how climate affects relations between tree species diversity and forest…

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Forestry

Participants at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, discussed the contribution of forests to climate and development targets.

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Forestry

Plastic bags are known to disrupt the environment. For instance, once in the soil, they slowly release toxic chemicals. When animals eat them, they often choke and die.

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The Amazon Rainforest, Brazilian state of Amazonas. <br/> Photo: © Neil Palmer (CIAT)
Forestry

At a time when deforestation rates in Amazon forest are increasing, a new initiative is striding in the opposite direction and aiming to recover in Brazilian forests.

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