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.

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  • Mangroves

    Mangroves make great conservation allies

    26.07.2017

    July 26, 2017 – The world is losing its mangrove forests at an alarming rate. Scientists estimate that 50 percent of our mangroves have disappeared during the last five decades. And every year we lose roughly another 1 percent. At this rate all unprotected...

  • Mangroves

    Gender equity is key to mangrove restoration

    26.07.2017

    Women and men in coastal communities are often closely connected to their coastal ecosystems and gender roles are often traditionally identified and clearly divided. Women and men differ in how they interact and depend upon mangroves – how they use the...

  • 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...

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