Forests

Mangroves
Women and men in coastal communities are often closely connected to their coastal ecosystems and gender roles are often traditionally identified and...
Mangrove forests are particularly rich in directly harvestable seafood, timber, firewood and other plant products such as tea and roofing materials. They also provide vital protection against floods...
Mangroves
July 26, 2017 – The world is losing its mangrove forests at an alarming rate. Scientists estimate that 50 percent of our mangroves have disappeared...
Today, as the world celebrates the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, we are proud to announce that the GMA is growing. The International Union for Conservation of...
view along a sandy beach with water and mangroves on left
Mangroves are critical coastal ecosystems that impact our lives. They nourish biodiversity as nursery grounds for many coastal and marine species and...
IUCN and The Nature Conservancy are producing a global map with cutting edge analysis on the potential for, and challenges to, mangrove restoration. The map aims to stimulate...
Rolling foothills covered in forest
Project title: Utilising landscape scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation as a cost effective bridge for the integrated deployment of national land-based mitigation and adaptation...
Group photo of participants at Bonn Challenge and FLR Roundtable, New Delhi, India
Project title: Improving the way knowledge on forests is understood and used internationally Location: India Duration: December, 2016 – August, 2017 Project background: The Bonn Challenge...
Forests are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But they, and the...
Tropical forests make up about 40% of the world’s forested area and contain about 60% of global forest biomass. Forests occupy approximately 22% of South America, and represent about 27% of the...
La UICN tiene un largo historial de trabajo sobre las cuestiones relativas a la gobernanza, incluidos los vínculos entre los derechos humanos y la conservación. Algunas de las principales iniciativas...
Los ecosistemas prestan importantes servicios a la humanidad, como la regulación del clima y el agua. Tanto la Evaluación de los Ecosistemas del Milenio como la Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre...
Chad pledge announcement
13 July 2017 - Chad has pledged to restore 5 million hectares by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge at today’s Southern Africa (SADC+) Bonn Challenge...
A global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030, the Bonn Challenge has received unprecedented support from...
A woman, balancing a tall bundle of long grasses on her head, looks out over a green valley
Driving along the winding hill roads of the Indian state of Uttarakhand from Dehra Dun to Pithoragarh, one cannot fail to be impressed by the...
Geographically, the state of Uttarakhand is centrally located in the Himalayan region. Mountainous regions account for 89% of the state’s area, and according to the latest forest report[1], 47% of...
Malawi NFLRA launch
The government of Malawi launched its National Forest Landscape Restoration Assessment (NFLRA) report and strategy at the Southern Africa (SADC+)...
Honourable Bright Msaka SC, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, from the government of Malawi, opened the session saying, “Forests are critical to the social and economic development of...
Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....

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