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.
Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents, where they are trapped and supplemented with organic matter to form stable soils – a vital foundation.
Calculating the value for money of investments in restoration is complex – but becoming clearer. Guatemala has made strides in forest landscape restoration, and IUCN played a small but significant role. A new publication explores this dynamic field.
On 8 February 2018, IUCN, along with the Uttaranchal Youth and Rural Development Centre (UYRDC), a local NGO, organised a training session on nursery management for the Women’s Self Help Group ‘Jagdamba’ in the Bhadakoti hamlet of Chamoli...