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Forests are under the spotlight as never before. They are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But with unsustainable logging, and agriculture and biofuel producers competing for land, forests, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure.

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deforested landscape in Azerbaijan

Ready or not, climate change will have serious impacts on forest communities in Azerbaijan

 The impacts of climate change on Azerbaijan’s forests and forest communities could be severe, and the country has much to do to prepare for it, according to a new study released this spring by the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Program (FLEG II). While the results might seem daunting, just having them in hand puts Azerbaijan ahead of many other countries in efforts to combat climate change and prepare its forests and communities to adapt to its impacts.  …  

29 Apr 2015 | Article

The Tacana people dancing

Tacana people define future of the forest

One of Bolivia's Indigenous Peoples - the Tacana - have helped to develop a territorial management programme which has already significantly reduced forest loss in large areas of South America and could help to determine the future of much of the Amazon rainforest. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

Paysage de la forêt pluviale de Kwabre, Ouest Ghana

Des communautés au Ghana se portent au secours de leurs forêts pluviales

Le mois dernier, trente-six membres de communautés locales ont achevé une formation intense et ont rejoint les Équipes communautaires de patrouillage des forêts chargées de patrouiller la forêt pluviale de Kwabre, dans l'Ouest du Ghana, explique David Osei, Coordinateur de terrain de l'organisation WAPCA (West African Primate Conversation Action), un bénéficiaire de subventions SOS.   …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story

Elderly couple sitting together in an old home

Forest resources vital to many rural Eastern Europeans

First comparative study in northern boreal and temperate forests shows important role of declining forest resources 

21 Apr 2015 | Article

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Surveys funded by SOS lead to an increase of the known population of Yuanbaoshan firs

The known population size of the Critically Endangered Yuanbaoshan fir (Abies yuanbaoshanensis) more than doubled following extensive surveys in Yuanbaoshan National Nature Reserve (NNR), China in 2014. IUCN Member, Fauna & Flora International’s Xiaoya Li explains what this discovery means and how it will influence their conservation.   …  

17 Apr 2015 | News story

Man on bank of river pointing across river.

How to Translate REDD+ Benefit Sharing Practice into Policy

Ruth Metzel of The Forests Dialogue offers insights on seven needs for translating REDD+ benefit sharing practice into policy and how to fulfill them. …  

16 Apr 2015 | Blogs

Landscape

Commercial agriculture and forestry could have a net positive impact on biodiversity – IUCN report

Gland, Switzerland, 16 April 2015 (IUCN) – A new IUCN study examines, for the first time, how commercial agriculture and forestry production could reduce global biodiversity loss by applying innovative approaches already used by some companies in the extractive and infrastructure industries.
 

16 Apr 2015 | News story

Side by side satellite images showing new areas of lost forest cover in Armenia.

Not in Our Forest

ARMENIA – In Armenia, old-fashioned community engagement and modern satellite technology are putting illegal forest activities on the map, quite literally, and since January 2015, a new website has been exposing these once secret operations to the world.  …  

13 Apr 2015 | News story

Rangers à la recherche de les sapins

La découverte de sapins du Ziyuan a apporté un nouvel espoir à l'une des espèces d'arbres les plus menacées de la Chine

Vingt-et-un sapins du Ziyuan (Abies ziyuanensis) ont été découverts au bout de huit mois de travaux intensifs sur le terrain dans la réserve naturelle provinciale de Yinzhulaoshan, Guangxi, en Chine, rapporte David Gill, membre de l'organisation FFI (Fauna and Flora International), bénéficiaire d’une subvention SOS et membre de l'UICN. Ce projet de conservation de l'espèce Abies est financé par SOS depuis le mois de janvier de cette année.   …  

07 Apr 2015 | News story

Practitioners came together last month to share experiences on financing restoration. In Guatemala the sugar cane industry has financed restoration around productive fields to protect local water supplies.

South / Central America and Africa exchange knowledge on financing landscape restoration

A recent learning exchange in Guatemala sought to answer the question: how can we better finance large-scale landscape restoration? …  

02 Apr 2015 | International news release


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