Forests

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Little was known about the state of Ghana’s forest reserves over the past 20 years. New maps are helping to fill these gaps and open up new...
Ghana’s deforestation rate remains at around 2% per year and forest degradation is known to be widespread. While the government is taking steps to restore lost forests, there is still a good deal of...
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Over the past 20 years the Guatemalan government has delivered about US$ 173 million in incentives for reforestation and restoration. How can we...
Guatemalan forests face a major set of challenges: sustained deforestation, persistent management issues, a weak forest sector economy and an unsustainable dependence on fuelwood. To help...
Bringing together governments, businesses and local communities in forest projects is not an easy task, but it is crucial to the success of these...
The ‘Partnerships to protect and maintain healthy forests’ theme is one of four streams under the Forest Journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Featuring experts from the United States...
Five outstanding individuals in three natural World Heritage sites have been shortlisted as Heritage Heroes for their exceptional work in protecting...
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Mexico is progressing towards its goal of using REDD+ as a means to promote sustainable rural development, but improved coordination is still needed.
Mexico has built up strong momentum for implementing its REDD+ agenda. To continue this momentum toward implementation of Mexico’s REDD+ (and landscape restoration) committments, better alignment...
Proyecto Tripartito Bosques
El proyecto, que actualmente ha logrado la atención de de 60,000 hectáreas de bosques en México, comprende una iniciativa tripartita entre gobierno,...
Durante una actividad en el segundo día del Congreso Mundial para la Naturaleza Hawaii 2016 de la UICN, representantes de Pronatura A.C., y de la Sociedad de Historia Natural del Soconusco de México...
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En un encuentro en el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza Hawai’i 2016 se conoció sobre los mecanismos que permiten cuidar la diversidad socio...
En un encuentro en el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza Hawai’i 2016 se conoció sobre los mecanismos que permiten cuidar la diversidad socio ambiental de los territorios indígenas en los bosques...
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Nature-based Solutions are actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems, which address societal challenges (e.g...
You can download the Journey here https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/content/documents/nature-based_solutions_journey_final.pdf  
Using ecosystems to solve societal problems is the way forward, say IUCN members and United Nations representatives at the IUCN World Conservation...
IUCN Congress participants are mobilising around the concept of nature-based solutions (NbS). These are actions that protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems to help...
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All too often, natural resource projects are designed without regard for how local people’s needs and interests will be represented in decision-...
To address some of these issues, a multi-year research, practice and policy project, the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) was established and led by Jesse Ribot, James Murombedzi and...
The IUCN Forest Pavilion at the 2016 World Conservation Congress was abuzz for four days with dialogues, videos, pleas for action and reverent...
The four day open-forum portion of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, was a success. From early in the morning until late in the evening each day, the Forest Pavilion...
Secured livelihoods are a critical dimension of the rights-based approach and pro-poor oriented frameworks for REDD+. In this first part of a two-...
IUCN is working with partners and government institutions to pilot and upscale livelihood enhancing options for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Pilot initiatives...

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