Forests are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But they, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure.


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  • Vote for your Heritage Hero


    Five outstanding individuals in three natural World Heritage sites have been shortlisted as Heritage Heroes for their exceptional work in protecting some of the world's most precious natural areas. Discover their inspiring stories and decide who will...

  • Men examining tree in rainforest

    Concerted action on restoration and REDD+ in Mexico


    Mexico is progressing towards its goal of using REDD+ as a means to promote sustainable rural development, but improved coordination is still needed.

  • Men around map on stilt houses

    Partnerships of purpose at IUCN Congress: Collaborating to protect and maintain healthy forests


    Bringing together governments, businesses and local communities in forest projects is not an easy task, but it is crucial to the success of these undertakings. At IUCN Congress, we are showcasing some of these exceptional stories of collaboration and dialogue...

Last updated - Fri, 26 Aug 2016
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