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  • woman looking up at trees with pine in the back Photo: IUCN / Craig Beatty

    High hopes for biodiversity through landscape restoration

    16.11.2018

    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 Biological Diversity.  A new working paper outlines a hopeful vision and practical applications for...

  • words on left -mangrove plant growing on beach on right Photo: D. Wodehouse

    Real potential to restore mangroves: New tool sheds light

    26.10.2018

    Over the past two decades alone, nearly 100,000 hectares, or 6% of the world’s mangrove forests have been lost. This is just a fraction of the global mangrove loss through the past century. Restoration of these important forests is a tangible way forward –...

  • CREMAs CREMAs meeting Photo: IUCN Ghana

    Empowering and strengthening community participation in natural resource management in Ghana

    25.10.2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), the Green Livelihood Alliance (A Rocha Ghana, Tropenbos Ghana, Friends of the Earth Ghana), SNV, IUCN, Mondelez International Cocoa Life...

  • Participants of the FFF phase II launching workshop Participants of the FFF phase II launching workshop Photo: IUCN

    Second phase of FFF launched in Nepal

    22.10.2018

    The second phase of Forest and Farm Facility (FFF), a global partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), IUCN and Agricord, was launched on...

  • people sitting against concrete wall, dirt floor Photo: IUCN / Grace Baruka

    Governance grows in Mangai

    04.10.2018

    Establishing the Governance Working Group in the Mangai landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a crucial step in managing forests landscapes

  • words on left -plant growing on tree on right Photo: IUCN / Craig Beatty

    Challenges remain for halving natural forest loss by 2020, but restoration of forest landscapes brings hope

    28.09.2018

    According to the 2018 Progress Assessment of the New York Declaration on Forests, the world is not on track to meet global goals to halve natural forest loss globally by 2020 at the current pace. We take a look into this assessment with a focus on the...

  • forests at bottom, horizon with blue sky and white clouds at top Photo: J. Spiric

    Finding balance: perceptions of REDD+ in Mexico

    24.09.2018

    A look at the procedural legitimacy of the governance structures for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Mexico. A blog by Dr. Jovanka Špirić, postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Geography Research Centre (CIGA) of...

  • woman at podium Photo: IUCN

    Global Climate Action Summit reinvigorates Paris Agreement, push for restoration

    21.09.2018

    Momentum is everything. The U.S. State of California and city of San Francisco kept climate action momentum fresh in our minds by bringing governments, NGOs, companies, Indigenous People, and the international climate change community to the Global Climate...

  • two gorillas on forest floor Photo: Dominique Bikaba / Strong Roots Congo

    The strongest roots are in primary forests: An interview and a mission

    12.09.2018

    They store unrivalled amounts of carbon. They provide the necessities of life to more species than anywhere else on land. They replenish the air, furnish water and enrich the soil. They aren’t just forests – they are primary forests including intact forest...

  • two women sitting by fires stirring nuts in pans Photo: Mengina Gilli

    Decisions have consequences: Contrasting stories of shea butter & community conservation in Ghana

    03.09.2018

    At first glance, they seem identical – Two neighbouring communities, Murugu and Kaden, bordering Mole National Park in Ghana. Both are surrounded by savannah with scattered trees in farmed and fallow lands, where women collect shea nuts. It is the shea nuts,...

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