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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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Indonesia: Efforts in Forest Landscape Restoration gain momentum at high-level workshop in Jakarta

Forests Landscape Restoration (FLR) took centre stage at a multi-stakeholder workshop organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Peat Restoration Agency, IUCN and World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI-Indonesia) on April 19 and 20. Among other objectives, the workshop fostered discussions on Indonesia’s forest restoration goals and opportunities, and explored various approaches to FLR.  …  

22 Apr 2016 | Article

REVOLVE Magazine issue 19, Spring 2016

Benefits of healthy forests and forest ecosystems: New magazine article by IUCN's Luc Bas

IUCN’s European Regional Office Director elaborates on the importance of preserving and restoring forest ecosystem services in new online magazine article …  

18 Apr 2016 | Article

Collaborative forest landscape restoration activities at the new IUCN FLR Hub in Rwanda.

IUCN Launches Regional Forest Landscape Restoration Hub in Kigali, Rwanda

Announcing the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) Hub for Eastern and Southern Africa. …  

04 Apr 2016 | Article

13A-050-018 Ant-poaching banner being shown at football cup,  (c) WCS@PFCI, SOS Save Our Species, Okapi, Elephant, Ituri forest

The future of Ituri Forest's Elephants

"It is up to you the youth of Mambasa. The future of the elephants is in your hands!” Throwing down his challenge to the next generation, the Administrator of the Mambasa Territory in the Ituri Forest of Democratic Republic of Congo was marking the area’s first ever World Elephant Day (2015).   …  

31 Mar 2016 | News story

Lake Balinsasayao Natural Park, Philippines, home to an expansive ecosystem and range of biodiversity.

The ROOT cause and its algorithmic effects: Optimise your forest landscape restoration planning

A free downloadable tool for planners and other land managers to pinpoint the best strategies for regional forest landscape restoration is now available. …  

31 Mar 2016 | Article

Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

Photo gallery: IUCN World Heritage mission to Tasmanian Wilderness

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, has carried out a recent mission to Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia, to assess the state of conservation of the World Heritage site. The mission report is now available. Discover this exceptional site through beautiful photographs from our mission expert! …  

24 Mar 2016 | Article

Honourable Minister, Bright Msaka, SC, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining presenting at Malawi's forest landscape restoration assessment launch, February 2016

Forest landscape restoration in the warm heart of Africa

Malawi is known as the "warm heart of Africa" because of its warm hospitality, but it could also be known as the heart of the forest landscape restoration movement in the region. …  

23 Mar 2016 | Article

Women harvesting rice, Vietnam

World Water Day - Blog: 'Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off'

By Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme. Why did a group of bankers and fund managers spend an afternoon in a Zurich café talking about nature? For opportunity and innovation.   …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2016 | News story
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Infographic: How forests impact water quality and quantity

Infographic: How Forests Impact Water Quality and Quantity

On World Water Day and International Day of Forests, what better way to celebrate than to explore the link between water and forests? …  

22 Mar 2016 | Article

Yosemite National Park's forest-fed watersheds supply over 50% of California's water

IUCN celebrating International Day of Forests and World Water Day 2016

Today, United Nations International Day of Forests, is a day to celebrate – to reflect on the year’s achievements and look to the future of the world’s forests. …  

21 Mar 2016 | Article

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