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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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  • blurred people in forest with branch in foreground Photo: Craig Beatty / IUCN

    Where tropical forest governance meets the ‘Beast from the East’

    24.04.2018

    A blog by Dr. Emmanuel O. Nuesiri, international scholar and editor of a new book on responsive forest governance – a look at how forest governance has global implications for regulating climate and more.

  • The first permanent Eco-acoustic Theatre - Naturama, Denmark The first permanent Eco-acoustic Theatre - Naturama, Denmark  Photo: Alex d’Emilia

    A temple to experience the hidden breath of our protected planet

    23.04.2018

    Fragments of Extinction, a long-term environmental sound-art and science dissemination project, showcased its work at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawai‘i at the Protected Planet pavilion. The project records 24-hour sound portraits...

  • people standing in ankle high water near shore with tools and soil Photo: © D. Wodehouse

    The 'ground rules' for successful restoration: Mangrove sediments

    20.04.2018

    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.

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