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.   

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    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.

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  • A woman, balancing a tall bundle of long grasses on her head, looks out over a green valley

    Blog: Restoring forests for the future of Himalayan mountain communities

    14.07.2017

    Driving along the winding hill roads of the Indian state of Uttarakhand from Dehra Dun to Pithoragarh, one cannot fail to be impressed by the magnificent Himalayan scenery. The forests and mountains of the Himalayas have been tremendous assets to Uttarakhand...

  • Chad pledge announcement

    Chad announces 5 million hectare restoration commitment to the Bonn Challenge

    13.07.2017

    13 July 2017 - Chad has pledged to restore 5 million hectares by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge at today’s Southern Africa (SADC+) Bonn Challenge Ministerial Roundtable, organised by the Malawi Department of Forestry and IUCN. Chad’s pledge brings the...

  • Kenya pipeline development

    SUSTAIN: Sizing up Africa’s major development corridors

    13.07.2017

    Driven by investment, business, technology and the dynamism of its people, Africa is changing at a rate perhaps unmatched in recorded history. Of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world, nine are in Africa. The continent’s population will double to 2...

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