Forests

Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire (c) IUCN Youssouph Diedhiou
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after...
Situation improving in Ivoirian site in danger Inscribed on the Danger List since 2003, Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire has been facing threats such as poaching and illegal gold mining,...
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Mangrove forests evolved where two of the most contrasting environments on earth meet – the interface between the land and sea. 
Wedged in the intertidal zone, dissected by river deltas or stuck in the sand pits of coastal lagoons, mangroves are highly dynamic ecosystems faced with exceptional challenges – changing tides,...
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IUCN's role in forests We work with our State and civil society members and partners to build thriving and productive landscapes, to advance the rights and interests of forest communities, to...
The IUCN Forest Programme accomplishes much of its work through funded projects and partnerships Accelerating action on REDD+ through forest landscape restoration (Accelerating Action)...
Global Learning, Finance, and Partnerships project under The Restoration Initiative (TRI)
SUMMARY: The Global Learning, Finance and Partnerships project under the Restoration Initiative (TRI) is intended to strengthen overall delivery of TRI in a coherent and consistent manner by...
Locally controlled forests (LCF) is about the right of forest-dependent people – families, smallholders, local communities and Indigenous Peoples –...
As LCF involves as many as one billion people and more than one quarter of the world’s forests, providing up to $100 billion per year in goods and services and many economic, environmental, social,...
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) can improve lives, protect forests and biodiversity, and mitigate climate change...
Rights, Livelihoods and REDD+  Aims of a comprehensive REDD+ approach include: involving local communities; building the capacity of the most vulnerable and rural poor; conducting...
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....
Sustainability and inclusion strategy for growth corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN)
SUMMARY: IUCN is leading the Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa), which applies the landscape approach to support climate-resilient, inclusive green...
Towards pro-poor REDD+ (Phase II): Promoting rights-based approaches to strengthen the conservation, governance and sustainable management of...
SUMMARY: The goal pursued by this project is that by 2020, national climate change mitigation initiatives incorporate principles of PPAs (Pro-Poor Approaches) and RBAs (Human Right-based...

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