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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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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

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

North of Yinchuan, restored forests guard ancient Buddhist holy sites. Restoration experts from Brazil met with Chinese colleagues last month to explore such sites and share knowledge on how to accomplish cost-effective and large-scale restoration.

Leaders pledge to restore additional 18 million hectares of critical landscapes as part of global target

Government and business representatives from Burundi, Honduras, India, Mexican States, KPK province of Pakistan and Asia Pulp and Paper have announced new pledges today to restore up to 18 million hectares of degraded forests, as part of the UN climate change conference (COP 21) taking place in Paris. …  

06 Dec 2015 | International news release

IUCN's new film premiering at the Global Landscapes Forum

Broadcasting forests: launch of new IUCN video and publication on tools for restoration in Uganda

IUCN’s new video on forest landscape restoration (FLR) in Uganda, “Equipping Uganda for Restoration: Radio and Apps for Reforesting Landscapes” premiered as a winner in the Global Landscapes Forum Partner Video Awards on Dec 5, and is linked to a new report detailing how radio is helping farmers and communities in Uganda build their knowledge and capacity for sustainable land use. …  

05 Dec 2015 | Article

Acacia restoration

Enhancing food security through forest landscape restoration: Lessons from Burkina Faso, Brazil, Guatemala, Viet Nam, Ghana, Ethiopia and Philippines

A new IUCN publication launched at COP21 showcases the links needed to enhance food security for the 1.5 billion rural poor who depend on forests and support climate action. …  

04 Dec 2015 | Article

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