Forests

Forest briefs share succinct and timely stories about activities, findings and achievements on a wide variety of IUCN's forest topics.
Forest landscape restoration: meeting national & international biodiversity commitments Biological diversity is the foundation of healthy, productive ecosystems, and forests hold most of the...
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...
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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Mangroves are critical coastal ecosystems that impact our lives. They nourish biodiversity as nursery grounds for many coastal and marine species and...
IUCN and The Nature Conservancy are producing a global map with cutting edge analysis on the potential for, and challenges to, mangrove restoration. The map aims to stimulate...
Portadas de publicaciones 2014-2015
  In recent years, from the IUCN Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, our investigations and field work has generated knowledge on issues such as protected areas,...
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...
Białowieża Forest, Poland
An IUCN advisory mission was invited by the State Party of Poland to the Białowieża Forest this month to develop recommendations regarding how the...
Covering an area of over 141,000 hectares and stretching across the border between Poland and Belarus, the Białowieża Forest World Heritage site may be threatened by a tripling of the logging limit...
Voices on Forests is a yearlong video series spotlighting the expertise of thought-leaders on the issues, science and events around forests. Check...
The nexus of people, sectors and organisations focussed on forests is complex and multifaceted, making it difficult to hear the individual gems of insight, advice and experience coming from IUCN and...
A lot is happening at the IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme. Join the conversation and keep up to date on the latest news and findings...
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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...
Mangroves
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...

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