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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Momentum is everything. The U.S. State of California and city of San Francisco kept climate action momentum fresh in our minds by bringing...
The Global Climate Action Summit (13-14 September 2018) and associated events provided a self-described, “launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries – supported...
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
The World Conservation Congress, at its 2016 session in Hawai‘i, USA called for a task team of experts to a draft policy statement to be approved by...
Stay updated on the work of the primary forests including intact forest landscapes task team as they craft policy to mainstream and codify the importance these forests into conservation and land use...
They store unrivalled amounts of carbon. They provide the necessities of life to more species than anywhere else on land. They replenish the air,...
Primary forests including intact forest landscapes include many forest types and exist throughout the world. Largely found in the Amazon, the boreal area of the northern latitudes, the Congo Basin...
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is the ongoing process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or...
FLR manifests through different processes such as: new tree plantings, managed natural regeneration, agroforestry, or improved land management to accommodate a mosaic of land uses, including...
The need to introduce sustainable forest management practices into Pakistan’s forestry was highlighted by experts at a two-day workshop organized by...
 About 60 senior forestry professionals, policy makers and managers from Forest and Wildlife Departments of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan...
The first phase of the Forest & Farm Facility (FFF), which ran from 2012 to 2017, was a clear success.  In the 10 focal countries, over 900...
As in the first phase, the Vietnam Farmer Union (VNFU) will coordinate FFF implementation in Vietnam.  VNFU hosted the launch workshop with over 85 participants from farmer unions in northern...
  Project title: Utilising landscape scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation as a cost effective bridge for the integrated deployment of national land-based mitigation and adaptation strategies...
While countries have broadly recognised the role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation in their Nationally Determined Contributions...
Globally, the financial implications of degradation and deforestation are compelling. In 2008, annual economic losses from deforestation and degradation were estimated at €1.5–3.4 trillion, equal to...
On May 28-29 and August 9 -10 IUCN Lao PDR facilitated tarinings in, Xe Champhone Ramsar Site in Savannakhet Province and Bueng Kiat Ngong (BKN)...
The participants of these trainings included community representatives, Central, Provincial and District government staff, and academic professionals. Community representatives from 16 villages...
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