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  • women looking at landscape Photo: IUCN / istock

    A landscape for everyone: interview with an author

    25.10.2019

    Landscapes are complex and sometimes difficult to envision. They might include small farmers, miners, large businesses, community forests, indigenous lands, and a host of other land users with different rights and expectations. Ensuring that diverse people’s...

  • reflection of orange and yellow trees on water ECCA30 logo in white Photo: IUCN

    Region targets 30 million hectares for restoration

    25.09.2019

    A new call to bring 30 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia by 2030 in support of the Bonn Challenge announced at Climate Action Summit.

  • Participants of Risk Management and Business Incubation TOT. Photo: ©IUCN/Amit Poudyal

    Securing forest and farm enterprises through risk management and business incubation

    23.09.2019

    To build the capacities of smallholder forest and farm producers on managing risks and improving their businesses, the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) programme organised a six-day regional training-of-trainers on risk management and business incubation for...

  • cacoa Photo: WCEL

    Can producing cocoa help Colombia achieve its climate targets?

    23.09.2019

    Colombia holds significant potential to combat climate change by establishing forestry and agroforestry systems on degraded land. Opportunities for restoration can also be found through improvements to pasture and cattle management as well as the...

  • field that is dry and brown on left and green on right Photo: iStock

    Guidance on estimating the mitigation potential of restoration

    23.09.2019

    New practical guidance is now availible to estimate the mitigation potential of forest landscape restoration and help inspire countries to take more climate action, and increase their ambition to remove and avoid carbon dioxide emissions. ...

  • A woman and child in a dryland ecosystem Photo: iStock 904833344

    Aligning restoration commitments could boost global land health – IUCN report

    06.09.2019

    By aligning land restoration commitments countries could bring more degraded land back to health, according to a new IUCN report launched today at the ongoing Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in New Delhi.

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    The Restoration Tracker: an interview

    03.09.2019

    Making a pledge to the Bonn Challenge to bring landscapes under restoration is an important first step, but that may actually be the easiest part. The intertwined, complex moving parts between making that pledge and actually restoring landscapes to a...

  • hand and stone block cracking nuts on the floor Photo: IUCN / Pauline Buffle

    Cracking open a better source of oil

    30.08.2019

    Palm oil dominates the headlines, and for good reason. It’s a commodity that many of us depend on, yet it takes its toll on whole landscapes – famously triggering the destruction of diverse forests to convert into palm plantations. There is no single solution...

  • Amazon fires Photo: © NOAA

    IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature calls on the Brazilian and other governments and citizens to help halt the fires in Amazonia

    25.08.2019

    The Amazon is one of the most important biomes on the planet. Shared by nine countries, it covers more than 8 million square kilometres and is home to some 30% of the world’s biodiversity. The Amazon is also one of the most important carbon stores in the...

  • mangrove forest dissecting a city scape Photo: By Portal da CopaME / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangrove#/media/File:Via_Mangue_em_constru%C3%A7%C3%A3o_-_Recife,_Pernamb

    Nature may have solutions your city is looking for

    07.08.2019

    The world’s cities cover only 3% of the Earth’s land but consume 60-80% of manufactured energy and are responsible for 70% of carbon emissions. However, cities and urban ecosystems have unparalleled potential to conserve biodiversity, preserve surrounding...

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