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.
Please visit our theme and region pages for more specific information.

Forest briefs share succinct and timely stories about activities, findings and achievements on a wide variety of IUCN's forest topics.
Photo: IUCN Forest landscape restoration: Transforming landscapes and livelihoods in the Caucasus and Central Asia Globally, the restoration of degraded and...
Sustainability and inclusion strategy for growth corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN)
SUMMARY: IUCN is leading the Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa), which applies the landscape approach to support climate-resilient, inclusive green...
The loss of global tree cover reached a record 29.7 million hectares in 2016. While ambitious programmes across Asia to restore forest landscapes and...
Money for implementing forest landscape restoration (FLR) can come from many sources – from global funding instruments and private investment to national budget lines and even crowd sourcing. “When...
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...
Thought leaders from civil society, government and business are advancing a ‘landscape approach’ to land use and resource decision-making. Such an...
For some, a ‘landscape approach’ centers on national and regional participatory land use governance and management, while for others it centers on private-public partnerships. It is considered a...
In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union...
Four new natural sites in Canada, Colombia, France and Mexico are also recommended by IUCN for inscription on the World Heritage List. IUCN’s advice has been released today by UNESCO and is...
Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today...
The signing follows IUCN Council’s selection of France as the host country for the IUCN Congress, based on a rigorous evaluation process of France’s candidature.  A presentation of a new...
The Restoration Initiative (TRI) is a programme to help countries restore degraded landscapes at scale. With $54 million in grant support from the...
The programme’s framework and funding were approved by the GEF Council on June 8, 2016. TRI is comprised of 11 national "child" projects (two in Kenya) and one global Learning, Finance and...
Forests stabilise the climate, support biodiversity and sustain communities, supplying goods and services that can drive sustainable growth.
Mangroves are critical coastal ecosystems that impact our lives. They nourish biodiversity as nursery grounds for many coastal and marine species and...
A short look at Mangroves against the storm IUCN and The Nature Conservancy are producing a global map with cutting edge analysis on the potential for, and challenges to, mangrove restoration. The...
Supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, the conservation of forest carbon stocks, and the sustainable management of...
Slowing the global deforestation rate is focused on the sustainable management and protection of all types of forests within a broader land use context, conserving benefits from forests, reducing...
From Cape Town to Bangalore, water shortages are a growing global menace, driven by rising demand worldwide and a warming climate. As the search for...
Climate change is pushing already overstretched water supplies to the limit. Cape Town’s residents are currently enduring a devastating drought; the 2015 drought in São Paolo forced 9 million...

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