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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Competing land uses around Tanzania’s Lake Rukwa threaten the water quality and quantity in this already dry area. Unsustainable agriculture, mining...
By Mark van der Wal, Senior Ecologist at the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands  To safeguard water sources, careful orchestration of land use claims is needed. An upcoming Strategic...
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Climate action for zero hunger is the theme at the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) on November 14th. IUCN and the International Food...
On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2) End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture will be discussed...
Inger Andersen
Bonn, Germany – At the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) in Bonn, Germany, IUCN shared its plans for increased effort to enhance countries...
The event also welcomed new restoration pledges from the governments of Chiapas (Mexico) and Nigeria, which now bring the total Bonn Challenge commitments to 160.2 million hectares. “The voice...
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Forests are fundamental to climate change dialogues at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Congress of Parties 23 (UNFCCC COP23...
Key forest events at IUCN Pavilion, Nov. 8 & 14 Wednesday, November 8 The morning will begin with a look at a new analysis of the role of nationally determined...
Illegal water collection, West Tanzania
Until very recently, the Katuma river in Tanzania was on the verge of drying-up. The main reasons for the reduced river flow were illegal...
The Katuma catchment consists of the Mpanda, Msanginya and Katuma rivers and feeds into the Lake Rukwa Basin in southwestern Tanzania. The catchment is not only important for the basin and downstream...
Mobilising markets to capture carbon through forest restoration in Brazil (CIFF)
SUMMARY: The purpose of this project is to transform and scale-up restoration efforts in Brazil, through combining the best practices in conservation and business acumen from commercial plantations....
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations,...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reveals a dramatic decline of grasshoppers and millipedes endemic to Madagascar, and the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle bat. The IUCN Red List now...
By digging their roots in tropical shores, mangroves not only defend against rising tides and extreme weather, but they have the potential to change...
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Mangroves are critical coastal ecosystems that impact our lives. They nourish biodiversity as nursery grounds for many coastal and marine species and...
A short look at Mangroves against the storm   IUCN and The Nature Conservancy are producing a global map with cutting edge analysis on the potential for, and...
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The Restoration Initiative (TRI) is a programme to help countries restore degraded landscapes at scale. With $54 million in grant support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), TRI unites...

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