Young people have immense potential to contribute to forest conservation and restoration. Watch our video and read on to see how and why IUCN is harnessing their knowledge and skills to tackle some of the world's most pressing issues.
The fruits of the Allanblackia, a tree considered vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, are harvested in the tropical rain belt of Africa – from Guinea in the west through to Tanzania in the east. Oil from the seeds has been extracted for generations and used for cooking or soap making, but a new commercial application of the oil might be the key to ensuring Allanblackia’s future.
When farmers and small land holders organise into producer groups to support both livelihoods and forests, remarkable things can happen to a landscape – including a system to sustainably harness energy from forests. That is exactly what happened in a small agroforestry venture in Thailand – and now others are learning from them. Celebrate this year's International Day of Forests (21 March) by learning about these forest champions.
IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management.
Cameroon recently announced a 12 million hectare restoration pledge to the Bonn Challenge by 2030 – the largest thus far from Central Africa. The question arises, how do countries decide to commit? What is the groundwork that goes into it? We look closer at Cameroon’s experience.
Cameroon has committed to restoring over 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative. The pledge is the biggest made so far in the species-rich Congo Basin, home to the world’s second-largest tropical rainforest.