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    Unpacking the complex relationship between forest age and river flows


    As the global restoration movement gains momentum and large-scale forest landscape restoration activities are implemented, there is a need for a better understanding of the links between increasing forest cover and river flow. Does age matter?

  • Men looking at a map Photo: IBAP/ En haut!

    Where rice, mangroves and dikes connect in Guinea-Bissau


    A look at the interesting relationship between protecting and restoring mangroves and rice cultivation in Guinea Bissau

  • women looking at landscape Photo: IUCN / istock

    A landscape for everyone: interview with an author


    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


    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


    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...

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    Can producing cocoa help Colombia achieve its climate targets?


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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...


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