Forests

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Forests” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The forests of Papua in Indonesia have been referred to as a last frontier, and those that live in and around them are instrumental in their future....
Papua’s deforestation and forest degradation rates are below the national average, and these areas contain around half of Indonesia’s primary forests. This translates to the encouraging reality that...
At the highest levels of international organisations and governments, policies and guidelines often support engagement with local stakeholders, and...
In a recent special issue by the journal Conservation and Society, several articles explored the implementation of natural resource management projects as diverse as REDD+, restoration and protected...
The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology has proven effective for countries in planning their restoration actions. A large part of this...
We asked Leander Raes, an economist at the IUCN Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, to explain the functioning and the importance of different analyses for decision-making...
The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), produced by IUCN and the World Resources Institute (WRI), provides a flexible and...
Assessing landscape restoration opportunities at the landscape level Global analysis has found more than two billion hectares of land that could benefit from restoration. What do these opportunities...
Applying rights based approaches to local forests governance in Papua    
Photo: IUCN Livelihoods, equality and rights in the REDD+ process in Guatemala
Project Title: Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region (CwU) Location: India (Himachal Pradesh,...
News: 19.12.2017- Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress Spotlight Report 2017 launched. The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into...
Declining freshwater quality Photo: Rassim Khelifa A recent paper published in Current Biology by Mekonnen and Hoekstra (2018) shows that freshwater ecosystems...
Radio is generations old, but when combined with some ingenuity and a few modern technologies, it can accomplish great things. As farmers, foresters...
To accomplish its forest landscape restoration (FLR) goals, the government of Malawi confirmed through the ROAM process that engaging with farmers, specifically women, is critical to the adoption and...
Project title: Biodiversity Conflict Mitigation around the Refugee Camp of Cox’s Bazar District Location: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Project duration: January−December 2018 Project background: As of...
Forest briefs share succinct and timely stories about activities, findings and achievements on a wide variety of IUCN's forest topics.
Photo: IUCN Her Farm Radio: Building knowledge and developing the capacity of Malawi's female farmers on forest landscape restoration As farmers, foresters and...

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