Forests

Global Forest and Climate Change Programme Our forest team is based at IUCN headquarters in Switzerland, with a satellite office in Washington, D.C., and forest focal points around the...
Kenya pipeline development
Driven by investment, business, technology and the dynamism of its people, Africa is changing at a rate perhaps unmatched in recorded history. Of the...
Economic development in Africa is for a large part focused on major 'development corridors' designed to boost agricultural production, natural resource exports and economic integration. Today, 33...
Chad pledge announcement
13 July 2017 - Chad has pledged to restore 5 million hectares by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge at today’s Southern Africa (SADC+) Bonn Challenge...
A global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030, the Bonn Challenge has received unprecedented support from...
A woman, balancing a tall bundle of long grasses on her head, looks out over a green valley
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...
Geographically, the state of Uttarakhand is centrally located in the Himalayan region. Mountainous regions account for 89% of the state’s area, and according to the latest forest report[1], 47% of...
Malawi NFLRA launch
The government of Malawi launched its National Forest Landscape Restoration Assessment (NFLRA) report and strategy at the Southern Africa (SADC+)...
Honourable Bright Msaka SC, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, from the government of Malawi, opened the session saying, “Forests are critical to the social and economic development of...
view along a sandy beach with water and mangroves on left
Mangroves are critical coastal ecosystems that impact our lives. They nourish biodiversity as nursery grounds for many coastal and marine species and...
IUCN and The Nature Conservancy are producing a global map with cutting edge analysis on the potential for, and challenges to, mangrove restoration. The map aims to stimulate...
Forest restoration experts discussed FLR opportunities in Uttarakhand
The Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration estimated that more than 2 billion hectares of degraded land is available for restoration...
ROAM is a flexible and cost-effective analytic process for identifying restoration opportunities at national or sub-national levels, as well as describing how those opportunities relate to food,...
Białowieża Forest, Poland-Belarus - 2016 IUCN advisory mission
Kraków, Poland, 05 July 2017 (IUCN) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has adopted a decision today urging Poland to immediately halt all logging...
IUCN is expected to carry out a mission to assess whether the site’s unique values, which include intact ecological processes, are at risk.  Poland has been requested to submit a report on the...
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico
Gland, Switzerland, 30 June 2017 (IUCN) – Illegal fishing, logging and poaching are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites...
Ahead of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, starting this Sunday in Kraków, Poland, IUCN recommends listing Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California on the List...
Protected area categories V and VI as landscape mechanisms for enhancing biodiversity in agricultural land, ecological connectivity and REDD+...
SUMMARY: The goal of this project is to demonstrate conservation and development benefits in four targeted landscapes in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ...
Forest briefs share succinct and timely stories about activities, findings and achievements on a wide variety of IUCN's forest topics.
Forest landscape restoration: meeting national & international biodiversity commitments Biological diversity is the foundation of healthy, productive ecosystems, and forests hold most of the...
Mangrove
The importance of mangrove forests – for food, carbon storage and sequestration, coastal protection, and even tourism and water purification – is...
What are we doing? IUCN and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are helping channel this increased momentum by building key knowledge products and tools that can help restoration practitioners determine...

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