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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Forestry

Scientists warn against the increasing threat that international trade in plant material is posing to forest health. They call for a stricter regulation of containerised trade of biomass.

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Forestry

Scientists have conducted the first world-wide study of biodiversity and its impact on the productivity of forests. They conclude that a decline in the number of species leads to massive cuts in the productivity of…

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Forestry

Agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation, and there is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry, notes SOFO report.

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Forestry

A detailed snapshot on trees, forests and land use in the world's drylands is provided by a new FAO study.

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Forestry

A palm oil company in Liberia is attempting to obtain rights to sell timber from forest clearances which it says would provide locals with additional income.

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