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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Forestry

Converting forests to agriculture is not economically viable in most regions, except in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, areas around the Gulf of Guinea and Thailand, a new study says.

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Forestry

Monitoring forests is often difficult because of their complexity. To support countries in forest monitoring, which is necessary to measure progress towards the SDGs, the FAO developed The Voluntary Guidelines on…

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Fires are currently the most significant disruptive factor in many forests around the world. <br/> Photo: © Can Stock Photo / thanasus
Forestry

Droughts, fires and wind as well as insects and fungal attacks: all of them result in stress for the forests of the Earth – and they are all influenced by climate change. A study by an international research team shows…

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Forestry

What is the state of transparency and accountability in the forestry sector in developing countries? And what influence are European Union policies having on national forest policies? The World Agroforestry Center has…

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Forestry

Over recent years China has made considerable investments in its afforestation programme. A new study that takes stock of the successes achieved differentiates between new tree plantations and “real” forest areas.

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