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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India has reiterated its commitment to achieving its Bonn Challenge pledge by launching the first ever country progress report. This includes...
At the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (CoP) 2015 in Paris, the government of India made a Bonn Challenge pledge to bring 13 million hectares of degraded land...
IUCN, in partnership with the G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD), piloted the ROAM...
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is an ongoing process of restoring ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across degraded landscapes. There is a growing suite of tools to help...
Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland hosted the 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium from 4-6 July 2018. Many WCEL Members...
The 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, held from 4-6 July 2018, brought together over 300 participants from six continents to discuss current international, comparative, national, and...
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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Indigenous issues and rights constitute an integral part of the human rights standards that support the rights-based approach applied by IUCN.
Costa Rica (IUCN). August 9 is commemorated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous...
Created after the regionalization and decentralization process initiated by the IUCN Secretariat in 2006, the PACO region was born from the merger of...
Explore our publications, briefs, newsletters and "Voices on Forests" videos Voices on Forests is a yearlong video series spotlighting the expertise of thought-leaders on the issues, science and...
The IUCN Forest Programme accomplishes much of its work through funded projects and partnerships Accelerating action on REDD+ through forest landscape restoration (Accelerating Action)  The...
We work with more than 100 Members in this area, as well as with other regional partners and non-governmental organisations interested in the construction of a just world which values and committed...
The Kawsak Sacha (Living Forest) declaration is universal and proposes a legal recognition of the call for territorial rights and of Pachamama, as...
Quito, Ecuador (IUCN).  The Kichwa people of Sarayaku, located in the Amazonian region of eastern Ecuador, launched the declaration of Kawsak Sacha, which means Living Forest (a live and conscious...
Paper by David Lamb, 2018
There is growing global interest in substantially restoring forest cover in order to provide some of the ecosystem services lost when deforestation occurred. For example, the New York Declaration on...

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