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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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...
The Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) focuses on forest and farm producer organisations as the primary actors within the ‘largest rural private sector...
In 2012, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and IUCN launched the FFF partnership to fund collaborative...
Natural protected areas like forests, beaches, mountains, scrublands and river ecosystems provide a wide variety of benefits to both people and...
Disruption to natural ecosystem services such as water provision, soil formation and retention, regulation of climate, carbon storage, oxygen production, and the provision of wood, honey, etc. is...
From August 27 to September 1, 2017; 1,500 delegates from intergovernmental organisations, governments, research institutes, NGOs and the private...
The conference is focused on bridging the gap between restoration scientists and practitioners and IUCN will be presenting lessons and experiences from countries where it has been working towards...
The answer is yes. Restoring and protecting mangroves helps fulfil multiple Global Goals, from improving life below water, to reducing poverty and...
In September 2015, 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a roadmap to alleviate global poverty, advance social and economic development and importantly, further the...
Women and men in coastal communities are often closely connected to their coastal ecosystems and gender roles are often traditionally identified and...
Mangrove forests are particularly rich in directly harvestable seafood, timber, firewood and other plant products such as tea and roofing materials. They also provide vital protection against floods...
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...
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...
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.
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...

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