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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On 24th to 27th September IUCN conducted field investigations at the Xe Champhone Ramsar wetlands in Champhone District, Savannakhet Province. The...
The landscape of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site has been severely modified due to expansion and encroachment of agricultural land around the wetlands. Increasing rice cultivation on wetland edges has...
There is indisputable evidence that achieving global climate objectives requires nature-based solutions. In light of the most recent climate science...
Negotiations in Poland at the UNFCCC COP24 focused on a set of decisions required to operationalise the Paris Agreement – the Katowice Climate Package – amid recent jarring national and global...
Biodiversity conservation is the goal of the countries meeting over the next few weeks at the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on...
At first glance, nature documentaries often depict the best of biodiversity – demonstrating the beauty and ubiquity of nature while glazing over the harsh realities of an era in a biodiversity crisis...
Guatemala unveils the results of a national assessment of restoration opportunities that will guide the implementation of their 1.2 million hectare...
November 8, 2018: Representatives from Guatemala’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Nutrition (MAGA), National Council of Natural Protected...
The United Nations held the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the Sustainable Development Goals. This article highlights how the role of...
The High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (HLPF 2018) was held at the United Nations from 9-18 July 2018 where UN Member States undertook an in-depth review of SDGs 6, 7, 11...
This week the 12th session of the United Nations Forum of Forests will be held at UN headquarters in New York, touching on key topics regarding the...
In January 2017 the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), which has universal membership, adopted the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF). The UNSPF constitutes the global...
The World Conservation Congress, at its 2016 session in Hawai‘i, USA called for a task team of experts to a draft policy statement to be approved by...
Stay updated on the work of the primary forests including intact forest landscapes task team as they craft policy to mainstream and codify the importance these forests into conservation and land use...
The Rio Doce Panel is an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) that will provide advice on the environmental and social...
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....
Bonnchallenge.org  News and information on the world’s largest initiative to bring deforested and degraded lands into restoration The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanisms (FLRM) FAO-...
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is the ongoing process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or...
FLR manifests through different processes such as: new tree plantings, managed natural regeneration, agroforestry, or improved land management to accommodate a mosaic of land uses, including...
The Restoration Initiative (TRI) is a programme to help countries restore degraded landscapes at scale. With $54 million in grant support from the...
The programme’s framework and funding were approved by the GEF Council on June 8, 2016. TRI is comprised of 11 national "child" projects (two in Kenya) and one global Learning, Finance and...
The Bonn Challenge barometer of progress
SUMMARY: To advance global efforts on forest landscape restoration - accelerating and strengthening progress from Bonn Challenge commitments to implementation - the project will develop and publicize...

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