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    Biodiversity’s role in landscape restoration: INTERVIEW

    10.07.2018

    Biodiversity is inherently connected to forest landscape restoration, but conceptualising this relationship has been elusive – until now. A new publication called, ‘Biodiversity guidelines for forest landscape restoration opportunities assessments’ is...

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    Forests among top issues at UN High Level Political Forum on SDGs

    06.07.2018

    The United Nations held the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the Sustainable Development Goals. This article highlights how the role of restoration of deforested and degraded forest landscapes in the achievement of the SDGs, particularly SDG 15, has...

  • men in suits sitting behind desks with paper signs of country names and microphones Photo: © UNECEFAO Forestry and Timber Section

    Caucasus and Central Asia demonstrate impressive political will for restoration and the Bonn Challenge

    06.07.2018

    The first Bonn Challenge Regional Ministerial Roundtable for the Caucasus and Central Asia was a massive success with several countries in the region pledging to bring 2.5 million hectares into restoration.

  • Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania, World Heritage site Photo: IUCN / Tilman Jaeger

    Tanzania urged to halt logging plans and dam project in Selous Game Reserve, as advised by IUCN

    27.06.2018

    Manama, Bahrain – Tanzania has been urged to not proceed with plans to log 143,638 ha in the Selous Game Reserve today at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting, as recommended by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The area would be...

  • Oil palm plantation in Sabah, Malaysia Oil palm plantation in Sabah, Malaysia Photo: HUTAN KOCP

    Saying ‘no’ to palm oil would likely displace, not halt biodiversity loss – IUCN report

    26.06.2018

    Paris, 26 June 2018 (IUCN) – Banning palm oil would most likely increase the production of other oil crops to meet demand for oil, displacing rather than halting the significant global biodiversity losses caused by palm oil, warned an IUCN report published...

  • woman smiling and holding seedling Photo: IUCN / Pauline Buffle

    Money grows for trees: Financing FLR in Asia and beyond

    12.06.2018

    The loss of global tree cover reached a record 29.7 million hectares in 2016. While ambitious programmes across Asia to restore forest landscapes and help support rural communities are growing, there remains inadequate financing throughout the region and the...

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System - the Blue Hole Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN

    28.05.2018

    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....

  • grass huts in a field with people and forest Photo: IUCN / George Akwah

    Inclusivity across 4 African landscapes

    28.05.2018

    Thought leaders from civil society, government and business are advancing a ‘landscape approach’ to land use and resource decision-making. Such an approach seeks to address the often-competing interests of different stakeholders across a landscape to engage...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • mountain with blue lake and pine trees Photo: UNECE

    1st Bonn Challenge Roundtable in the Caucasus and Central Asia

    17.05.2018

    The upcoming Ministerial Roundtable on forest landscape restoration and the Bonn Challenge in Kazakhstan brings decision-makers from the Caucasus and Central Asia together to discuss challenges and identify solutions related to forest landscape restoration....

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