Forests

On July 27-29, 2016, southern Africa’s oldest regional network is meeting at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique, to discuss the...
Spanning seven countries and 2.7 million square km, the Miombo woodlands are the most extensive warm dry forest type in southern Africa. They directly support the livelihoods of 65 million people,...
Ministers from Guinea, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana have committed to restore 11.5 million hectares of degraded forests
Ministers from Guinea, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana have voiced their commitments today to restore 11.5 million hectares of...
The ‘Africa High-Level Bonn Challenge Roundtable’ was convened by the Government of Rwanda, the East African Community (EAC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to build...
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Shared agreements to manage ecosystem services are becoming commonplace. However, the ongoing political economy of transacting communities is dynamic...
In a new paper published in Ecology and Society, researchers from IUCN, Cambridge University, and CEDAR and Oxford assess the impact of such factors on a reciprocal water access (RWA) agreement in...
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Every day, in their roles as farmers, foresters and household providers, women use and manage natural resources, making them integral to conservation...
In March 2016, a series of capacity-building sessions and workshops on gender-responsive FLR was held for staff from IUCN and partner organisations, government representatives, local women’s networks...
High level remarks
During the Africa High Level Bonn Challenge Roundtable on 26-27 July 2016, ministers and government officials representing 13 African countries...
Kigali Declaration on Forest Landscape Restoration in Africa   We, Ministers of African countries and representatives gathered in Kigali on July 26th and 27th, 2016 for the Africa High...
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How KNOWFOR partners are using design, monitoring, evaluation and learning for understanding knowledge uptake 
KNOWFOR, a DFID-funded partnership between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Bank Program on Forests (...
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Little was known about the state of Ghana’s forest reserves over the past 20 years. New maps are helping to fill these gaps and open up new...
Ghana’s deforestation rate remains at around 2% per year and forest degradation is known to be widespread. While the government is taking steps to restore lost forests, there is still a good deal of...
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Over the past 20 years the Guatemalan government has delivered about US$ 173 million in incentives for reforestation and restoration. How can we...
Guatemalan forests face a major set of challenges: sustained deforestation, persistent management issues, a weak forest sector economy and an unsustainable dependence on fuelwood. To help...
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Bringing together governments, businesses and local communities in forest projects is not an easy task, but it is crucial to the success of these...
The ‘Partnerships to protect and maintain healthy forests’ theme is one of four streams under the Forest Journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Featuring experts from the United States...
Five outstanding individuals in three natural World Heritage sites have been shortlisted as Heritage Heroes for their exceptional work in protecting...
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Mexico is progressing towards its goal of using REDD+ as a means to promote sustainable rural development, but improved coordination is still needed.
Mexico has built up strong momentum for implementing its REDD+ agenda. To continue this momentum toward implementation of Mexico’s REDD+ (and landscape restoration) committments, better alignment...
Proyecto Tripartito Bosques
El proyecto, que actualmente ha logrado la atención de de 60,000 hectáreas de bosques en México, comprende una iniciativa tripartita entre gobierno,...
Durante una actividad en el segundo día del Congreso Mundial para la Naturaleza Hawaii 2016 de la UICN, representantes de Pronatura A.C., y de la Sociedad de Historia Natural del Soconusco de México...

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