Bosques

Los bosques cumplen un importante papel en la regulación del clima a escala global, así como en la conservación de la biodiversidad y en el mantenimiento de las comunidades a escala local. Sin embargo están, así como la gente que depende de ellos, cada vez bajo mayor presión.

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    Finding balance: perceptions of REDD+ in Mexico

    24.09.2018

    A look at the procedural legitimacy of the governance structures for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Mexico. A blog by Dr. Jovanka Špirić, postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Geography Research Centre (CIGA) of...

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    Global Climate Action Summit reinvigorates Paris Agreement, push for restoration

    21.09.2018

    Momentum is everything. The U.S. State of California and city of San Francisco kept climate action momentum fresh in our minds by bringing governments, NGOs, companies, Indigenous People, and the international climate change community to the Global Climate...

  • two gorillas on forest floor Photo: Dominique Bikaba / Strong Roots Congo

    The strongest roots are in primary forests: An interview and a mission

    12.09.2018

    They store unrivalled amounts of carbon. They provide the necessities of life to more species than anywhere else on land. They replenish the air, furnish water and enrich the soil. They aren’t just forests – they are primary forests including intact forest...

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Restauración del Paisaje Forestal

La Restauración del Paisaje Forestal (FLR) es un proceso continuo de recuperación de las funciones ecológicas de los bosques y de mejoramiento del bienestar humano a lo largo de paisajes forestales deforestados o degradados. FLR es más que únicamente plantar árboles, se trata de la...

Lecturas rápidas

Dirigido a legisladores y periodistas, IUCN Issues Briefs brinda información clave sobre temas seleccionados en un formato de dos páginas (en inglés).

Deforestation-Forest Degradation Issues Brief_thumbnail Photo: IUCN

Deforestation and forest degradation

Deforestation and forest degradation are the biggest threats to forests worldwide. Deforestation occurs when forests are converted to non-forest uses, such as agriculture and road construction....

Thumbnail_CC and Forests issues brief Photo: IUCN

Forests and climate change

Forests are a stabilising force for the climate. They regulate ecosystems, protect biodiversity, play an integral part in the carbon cycle, support livelihoods, and supply goods and services that can...

Issues brief -  Palm oil and biodiversity Photo: IUCN

Palm oil and biodiversity

Palm oil is derived from the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.), which is native to West Africa and grows best in tropical climates with abundant water. Three-quarters of total palm oil produced...

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