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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Forestry

The restoration of forest landscapes holds a considerable potential for sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, the involvement of the local population is key in this context, various…

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Forestry

Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons intensify with human-caused climate change, the risk for…

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Forestry

In small village communities around the globe, local resources are often not used sustainably. A study based on 233 village analyses showed that at least one forest product such as firewood, timber, food or animal feed…

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Forestry

The growing local use of forest resources is seen as the main culprit for the decline. Moreover, villages are less likely to perceive resource declines when local communities own a significant share of forest area,…

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Forestry

The report of an international research team illustrates the global consequences of illegal logging for the environment, economy and societies.

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