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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    New GHG Databases on InfoFLR

    New databases now available on InfoFLR provide insight into the greenhouse gas impacts of forest and land use activities across the world, thus providing policy-makers, donors, and researchers a powerful new resource for science-based decision-making.

    InfoFLR is your first stop for news, resources, and updates on forest landscape restoration (FLR). 

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    IUCN Forest Briefs

    Forest briefs share succinct and timely stories about activities, findings and achievements from IUCN's forest programme – from a value for money assessment in Guatemala and REDD+ in Ghana, to governance in Eastern Europe and FLR in Asia.

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  • people with asian bamboo has in flat sand with rows of mangrove saplings

    How mangroves got their roots back in East Java – a story from MFF

    13.12.2017

    Along the coast of East Java, Indonesia, Mangroves for the Future has planted more than 74,000 mangrove saplings to support the sustainable livelihoods of coastal communities. To learn how, follow the story of Rustima, a local kiosk owner and project...

  • verdant landscape with hills, a town in the foreground and mountain in the back

    Scaling-up forest landscape restoration to stimulate large-scale results

    11.12.2017

    What does it take to scale-up restoration? Craig Beatty and Gretchen Walters of the IUCN Global Forest Programme are thinking bigger, and they offer some thoughts on what needs to be done.

  • Mangrove roots suspended above the water at low tide

    Mangroves and REDD+: A new component of MFF

    30.11.2017

    Mangrove forests are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. They provide a variety of ecological and socio-economic services benefitting millions of people living in coastal areas. Mangrove ecosystems are important nursery and feeding habitats for...

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