Forests

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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  • In the spotlight:

    Voices on Forests

    To celebrate 2017’s International Day of Forests (21 March), IUCN launched a yearlong video series called Voices on Forests spotlighting the expertise of thought-leaders on the issues, science and events around forests. Check #VoicesOnForests often, and join in on the effort.   

  • In the spotlight:

    Introducing InfoFLR

    InfoFLR is your first stop for news, resources, and updates on forest landscape restoration (FLR) around the world. You’ll find country profiles highlighting domestic targets and policies related to restoration, gain access to tools including the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), and catch up on global initiatives like the Bonn Challenge. And we're just getting started.

Latest news

  • Bonn Challenge and Restoration Efforts in India

    24.03.2017

    Forests are undoubtedly amongst the most valuable ecosystem service providers in the world. Their role extends to securing sustainable energy, supporting biodiversity, safeguarding food and water security and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Despite...

  • Water – a key factor for forest landscape restoration in Brazil

    22.03.2017

    Current drought conditions underscore Espirito Santo state’s support for intensive restoration assessments to help structure a landscape-level incentives programme for improving the watershed.

  • IUCN launching a year of "Voices on Forests"

    21.03.2017

    Join us in our yearlong video series, Voices on Forests, spotlighting the expertise of thought-leaders on the issues, ideas and facts around forests. 

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