Forests are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But they, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure.


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    An economist's view of forest landscape restoration


    The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology has proven effective for countries in planning their restoration actions. A large part of this process consists of comparing the costs and benefits of different restoration options, the...

  • The conservation and livelihoods power of a community fund in Uganda


    The Community Environment Conservation Fund (CECF) is a conservation benefits sharing model developed and implemented by IUCN to address immediate community livelihood needs through a credit scheme. This in turn motivates and empowers communities to...

  • Supporting cacao production and restoration in Brazil


    Using cacao agroforestry systems to restore the Brazilian rainforest while improving livelihoods and producing deforestation-free commodities in Brazil. A blog by Rodrigo Mauro Freire of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Salome Begeladze of IUCN.

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