Forests

Protected area categories V and VI as landscape mechanisms for enhancing biodiversity in agricultural land, ecological connectivity and REDD+...
SUMMARY: The goal of this project is to demonstrate conservation and development benefits in four targeted landscapes in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ...
New guidance launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges the World Heritage Convention to better conserve...
Wilderness areas are largely intact land- and seascapes which have a low human population density and are mostly free of industrial infrastructure. They help respond to climate change, for instance...
Benefits of forest conservation for rights and levelihoods, featured by FLEG (Forest law enforcement and governance) project.
Dirt road heading through forest with tall green trees
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is recognised as a key strategy to not only restore ecological integrity, but also to generate local, national and...
Significant land degradation in El Salvador has led to low levels of environmental resilience – magnifying the county’s growing vulnerability to climate variability and extreme events associated with...
Benefits of forest conservation for rights and levelihoods, featured by REDD+ project (Rights-based and livelihoods-oriented approaches are effective...
Rio Doce Panel announced
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific...
The collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in November 2015 resulted in 19 deaths, and severely impacted the local communities and environment in the Rio Doce watershed....
Utilizing landscape scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation as a cost effective bridge for the integrated deployment of national land-based mitigation...
SUMMARY: The project aims to stimulate global awareness and commitment to landscape-scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation as a bridge between land-based mitigation and adaptation, and pilot...
Accelerating action on REDD+ through forest landscape restoration
SUMMARY: Through the Accelerating Action project, World Resources Institute (WRI) and IUCN seek to catalyse processes contributing to forest landscape restoration across 150 million hectares by the...
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia 9-10 May 2017
Accelerating sustainable development in Asia by restoring degraded and deforested lands (briefing paper) Videos from the event: Hilde Solbakken, Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d'...
A recent article on research in Brazil yields seven flexible options for farmers who wish to use agroforestry as a means to comply with regulations...
Setting aside conservation areas on Brazil’s farms and rural properties isn’t just good for the ecosystem, the climate and biodiversity – it’s the law. In 2012, the country passed a new Brazilian...
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is the ongoing process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or...
FLR manifests through different processes such as: new tree plantings, managed natural regeneration, agroforestry, or improved land management to accommodate a mosaic of land uses...
Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad
The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites...
Three biodiversity sites recommended for inscription In the evaluations released today, IUCN recommends two proposals to inscribe natural areas on the World Heritage List, as well as one extension...

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