Forests

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Forests.

Mangroves support rich biodiversity and high levels of productivity, supplying seafood at capacities large enough to feed millions of people....
Mangrove forests are structurally diverse ecosystems, sustaining high biodiversity as well as rich seafood supplies. Partly submerged in the ocean, mangroves form a tangled web of above-ground roots...
Mangroves
July 26, 2017 – The world is losing its mangrove forests at an alarming rate. Scientists estimate that 50 percent of our mangroves have disappeared...
Today, as the world celebrates the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, we are proud to announce that the GMA is growing. The International Union for Conservation of...
Mangrove
The importance of mangrove forests – for food, carbon storage and sequestration, coastal protection, and even tourism and water purification – is...
What are we doing? IUCN and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are helping channel this increased momentum by building key knowledge products and tools that can help restoration practitioners determine...
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,...
IUCN's forest team hosts and participates in international, regional and local events throughout the year. This is a listing of our key activities.
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The Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province has surpassed its target by restoring and...
Launched in 2015 by Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, the Billion Tree Tsunami aims to turn the tide on land degradation and loss in the mountainous, formerly forested KPK...
Billion Tree Tsunami
Pakistan's largest ever eco-investment - "Billion Tree Tsunami" successfully surpasses its "Bonn Challenge" Commitment
IUCN Congratulates the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on reaching this momentous milestone. Inger Anderson, Director General IUCN      
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Alicia Calle, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of California, Santa Cruz shares inspirational examples of sustainable farming practices and...
On a warm afternoon a group of young kids watch as a farmer digs a hole in a cattle pasture outside Cali, Colombia. He passes around chunks of dark soil, and the discovery of earthworm tunnels and a...
Białowieża Forest, Poland-Belarus - 2016 IUCN advisory mission
Kraków, Poland, 05 July 2017 (IUCN) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has adopted a decision today urging Poland to immediately halt all logging...
IUCN is expected to carry out a mission to assess whether the site’s unique values, which include intact ecological processes, are at risk.  Poland has been requested to submit a report on the...
Bialowieza Forest, Poland and Belarus
The World Heritage Committee has requested Poland to submit, by February 2017, an evaluation of impacts of forest management within Bialowieza Forest...
“IUCN’s recent mission is a crucial step towards defining future action to support Bialowieza’s conservation,” says Cyril Kormos, Vice Chair for World Heritage at IUCN’s World Commission on Protected...
In southern Tanzania and the Upper Itajaí Valley of Brazil, constructive dialogues are a primary avenue for exploring and reconciling different and...
Tanzania Land Use Dialogue Southern Tanzania is notable the world over for its iconic wildlife populations and high biodiversity. Perhaps less well known, is the region’s role as the country’s...
Driven by investment, business, technology and the dynamism of its people, Africa is changing at a rate perhaps unmatched in recorded history. Of the...
Economic development in Africa is for a large part focused on major 'development corridors' designed to boost agricultural production, natural resource exports and economic integration. Today, 33...

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