Forests

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Forests” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology has proven effective for countries in planning their restoration actions. A large part of this...
We asked Leander Raes, an economist at the IUCN Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, to explain the functioning and the importance of different analyses for decision-...
Voices on Forests is a yearlong video series spotlighting the expertise of thought-leaders on the issues, science and events around forests. Check...
The nexus of people, sectors and organisations focussed on forests is complex and multifaceted, making it difficult to hear the individual gems of insight, advice and experience coming from IUCN and...
The Community Environment Conservation Fund (CECF) is a conservation benefits sharing model developed and implemented by IUCN to address immediate...
The CECF recognises the gap of limited community access to credit facilities, and works by providing money for the establishment of a credit fund to communities who have collectively agreed to...
Locally controlled forests (LCF) is about the right of forest-dependent people – families, smallholders, local communities and Indigenous Peoples –...
As LCF involves as many as one billion people and more than one quarter of the world’s forests, providing up to $100 billion per year in goods and services and many economic, environmental, social,...
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is the ongoing process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or...
FLR manifests through different processes such as: new tree plantings, managed natural regeneration, agroforestry, or improved land management to accommodate a mosaic of land uses...
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) can improve lives, protect forests and biodiversity, and mitigate climate change...
Rights, Livelihoods and REDD+  Aims of a comprehensive REDD+ approach include: involving local communities; building the capacity of the most vulnerable and rural poor; conducting...
A lot is happening at the IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme. Join the conversation and keep up to date on the latest news and findings...
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IUCN's role in forests We work with our State and civil society members and partners to build thriving and productive landscapes, to advance the rights and interests of forest communities, to...
Improving the way knowledge on forests is understood and used internationally (KNOWFOR II)
SUMMARY: KNOWFOR provides policy makers and practitioners in developing countries and the international community with strategic knowledge, comparable evidence, reliable tools and systematic analysis...
Using cacao agroforestry systems to restore the Brazilian rainforest while improving livelihoods and producing deforestation-free commodities in ...
In the last few decades, the rainforests of the Brazilian Amazon have been rapidly degraded by being converted into pasturelands with poor livestock practices leading to the loss of forest and...

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