Forests

The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), produced by IUCN and the World Resources Institute (WRI), provides a flexible and...
Assessing landscape restoration opportunities at the landscape level Global analysis has found more than two billion hectares of land that could benefit from restoration. What do these...
News: 10.05.2017- Bonn Challenge crosses the 150 million hectare milestone with pledges from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Sri Lanka The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to...
Mongolia Bonn Challenge Pledge
Four countries have made restoration pledges to the Bonn Challenge – totaling 1.65 million hectares – at the first Asia Bonn Challenge High-level...
With today’s announcements, Bonn Challenge commitments now total 150.03 million hectares, a major milestone for the global effort.  The new pledges include 0.75 million hectares by...
seedlings in a tray
The Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress – a protocol that will monitor commitments made to the global restoration goal – was announced by IUCN at...
Political support for the Bonn Challenge – a global commitment to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030 – has grown exponentially...
Delegates from nearly a dozen countries in Asia are coming together in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia on May 9-10, 2017 to identify ways to...
Led by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of South Sumatra, in cooperation with IUCN, the two-day meeting will be instrumental in furthering...
UNFF
This week the 12th session of the United Nations Forum of Forests will be held at UN headquarters in New York, touching on key topics regarding the...
In January 2017 the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), which has universal membership, adopted the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF). The UNSPF constitutes the global...
In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—...
“We don’t need to tell the women about forests, they know their value and they’re ready to strike a balance between protecting and managing them.” – Jackie Siles, IUCN Global Gender Office Malawi...
Resin Tree, Cambodia
This blog post by Steve Bernacki, independent consultant for IUCN and technical advisor, reflects on a recent trip to Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear and...
As we drive across three Cambodian provinces north of the Tonle Sap lake to meet local communities and government officials, we pass through a mixed-use landscape of rubber, mango, cashew and cassava...
Participants at the FLR Roundtable on Bonn Challenge & Restoration Efforts in India
Forests are undoubtedly amongst the most valuable ecosystem service providers in the world. Their role extends to securing sustainable energy,...
The Bonn Challenge expresses the global effort to restore more than 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. It underscores the...
Young people have immense potential to contribute to forest conservation and restoration. Watch our video and read on to see how and why IUCN is...
In Colombia and Rwanda, young people have played a crucial role in furthering IUCN’s efforts to restore degraded and deforested landscapes using the forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach. At...
water in front and green mangroves halfway up the photo with blue sky in back
Today, a rapidly increasing number of people are flocking to the coasts – to build their homes, to spend their holidays or to conduct business...
Dangers to life on the coast Already half the world’s population lives within 60 km of the sea, and most large cities are found on the coast. But life on the coast now comes at a high cost, with a...
still water in the foreground with tall green mangroves in the back
Climate mitigation and adaptation are a country’s most pressing actions in the face of a looming global climate crisis –with catastrophic...
With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, governments re-affirmed the importance of sustaining and restoring healthy ecosystems, including coastal areas, for their climate mitigation benefits. Faced...

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