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“Existential threats,” harsh warnings and hope in U.N. Global Land Outlook - CIFOR Forests News

“Existential threats,” harsh warnings and hope in U.N. Global Land Outlook - CIFOR Forests News

“At no other point in modern history has humanity faced such an array of familiar and unfamiliar risks and hazards interacting in a hyper-connected and rapidly changing world,”...

Bioenergy from degraded peatlands could help meet growing energy demand - International Tropical Peatlands Center

Bioenergy from degraded peatlands could help meet growing energy demand - International Tropical Peatlands Center

Across the globe, demand for energy is growing – and it’s tipped to increase by almost 50% over the coming three decades. But as we work to phase out fossil fuel use and...

What’s missing in land restoration: the ‘middle’

What’s missing in land restoration: the ‘middle’

To achieve global and national restoration goals, involvement of groups at all levels of society is needed, argue researchers in a new policy brief. While evidence that...

First wildcat kittens born at Saving Wildcats conservation breeding for release centre

First wildcat kittens born at Saving Wildcats conservation breeding for release centre

Wildcat kittens, which will likely be among the first of their species to be released into the wild in Britain, have been born in the Saving Wildcats conservation breeding for...

Vitally important pollinators should be looked after in commercial forests, too – new guidelines improve forest biodiversity - Forest.fi

Vitally important pollinators should be looked after in commercial forests, too – new guidelines improve forest biodiversity - Forest.fi

The decline of pollinator populations is a problem shared by all humankind, and looking after them is also important in commercial forests. Forest.fi publishes a preview of new...

DRYAD: sustainable management of community forests in Cameroon

DRYAD: sustainable management of community forests in Cameroon

Lessons from DRYAD’s financing of community forestry enterprises are applicable globally. In June 2015, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and partners began the roll-out of a...

Five ways climate change is intensifying the threats to plant health

Five ways climate change is intensifying the threats to plant health

Five ways climate change is intensifying the threats to plant health The spread of plant diseases and pests is on the rise due to a changing climate Plants are responsible for...

COP23 Special: From Balikpapan to global climate action

COP23 Special: From Balikpapan to global climate action

Join discussions on the topics mentioned here with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners at COP23 on 9 November in Bonn, Germany. Promising to...

New Director General reflects on the future of forests and research

New Director General reflects on the future of forests and research

Robert Nasi, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (right), conducting field research in the Yoko Forest Reserve, Democratic Republic of the Congo,...

ASEAN foresters need closer integration - Agroforestry World

ASEAN foresters need closer integration - Agroforestry World

Representatives of several ASEAN member states agreed that closer integration of community forestry across the region would help to improve farmers’ livelihoods, trade and...

Sustaining Canada’s Forests Using Spatial Analytics

Sustaining Canada’s Forests Using Spatial Analytics

How can spatial analytics help Canadian forest industry meet increasing demand for wood products and yet, support sustainability of the wide range of values that our massive...

A Sea Change In How Federal Judges View Collaborative Forest Restoration Projects

A Sea Change In How Federal Judges View Collaborative Forest Restoration Projects

A sea change in how federal judges view collaborative forest restoration projects is underway. It is plainly visible in rulings issued in two cases brought before the courts by...