Cameron logging road

Forests are under the spotlight as never before. They are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But with unsustainable logging, and agriculture and biofuel producers competing for land, forests, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure.

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The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology handbook goes online

ROAM Around the World

A step-by-step online guide makes forest landscape restoration assessments more accessible …  

02 Mar 2016 | Article

Launch of collaborative platform in Brazil to promote positive impacts at a landscape level

A collaborative consortium plans to promote positive impacts at the landscape level in Brazil

Brazil's Cerrado coffee growers and producers, researchers and environmentalists have publicly pledged to work together to deliver positive conservation and socio‐economic impacts at a landscape level. …  

29 Feb 2016 | Article

Field visit to SAGCOT, as part of IUCN's project there called SUSTAIN-Africa.

The importance of partnerships for scaling up sustainability

Agriculture depends on people and nature working sustainably together. To advance sustainable agriculture at larger scales, we must build and expand partnerships between public, civil society and private sectors. This was a key message I took away from a recent field trip to Tanzania. …  

24 Feb 2016 | Article

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Planted trees around private arable land form shelterbelts that protect crops and enhance land productivity. (Moldovan Central Hills, Calarasi District).

Timeless agroforestry and the Moldovan example

Agroforestry is a practice with ancient roots but continual benefits including social, economic and environmental. Through surveys, studies and dialogue with experts, the potential for agroforestry to simultaneously address many challenges is increasingly clear.  …  

01 Feb 2016 | Article

The nature of climate change

Mitigation and Adaptation: a two-pronged approach to tackling climate change

Once considered separate strategies for tackling climate change, new studies are showing that combining mitigation and adaptation goals in forest landscape restoration is critical in dealing with the very real changes occurring around the world. …  

27 Jan 2016 | Article

Anna Baklan (left) teaches participants to identify mushrooms collected for an ENPI-FLEG Master Class

Literally, “mushrooming:” Regional experts team up for sustainable forestry and make a discovery beyond borders

An initiative to enhance the lives of forest-dependent communities and identify alternative profits from non-timber resources has turned up another unexpected benefit. …  

19 Jan 2016 | Article

rainforest

The rainforest solution to polar meltdown and turning back climate change

"For those wishing to tackle our planet’s greatest environmental challenge, there is no better place to begin than saving our tropical rainforests." …  

18 Jan 2016 | Article

Igmale’ng’en sacred forests of Portulin, Mindanao, Philippines

Moving the forest agenda forward in real time: new journal article from IUCN's forest landscape restoration team and key global experts

Increasingly, forest landscape restoration is being recognized for its enormous benefits to those living in and outside the forest. How to build the momentum and get the right interventions in the right places most in need is explored in a new article by IUCN's forest team and partners. …  

07 Jan 2016 | Article

Forest restoration experts from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Guatemala traveled through four Brazilian states

Forest landscape restoration partnership shares group knowledge: four different countries, one common goal

A Forest Restoration Exchange launched by the Brazilian Ministry for the Environment, Imazon, IUCN, and the World Resources Institute (WRI) is connecting practitioners and experts to scale up and implement knowledge and lessons in sustainable forest management …  

04 Jan 2016 | Article

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