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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Fragments of Extinction, a long-term environmental sound-art and science dissemination project, was hosted at the IUCN World Conservation Congress...
The recorded high-definition data are analysed within the framework of Ecoacoustics, composed into specific 3D sound-documentaries, and played back in science museums, contemporary art venues and...
Forests are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But they, and the...
A blog by Dr. Emmanuel O. Nuesiri, international scholar and editor of a new book on responsive forest governance – a look at how forest governance...
In late February and early March, Europe suffered one of its worst cold weather episodes in recent times. The cold front was popularly referred to as the ‘Beast from the East’ and the New York Times...
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...
The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030.
News: 19.12.2017- Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress Spotlight Report 2017 launched. The 2020 target was launched at a high level event in Bonn in 2011 organised by the Government of Germany and...
The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), produced by IUCN and the World Resources Institute (WRI), provides a flexible and...
Assessing landscape restoration opportunities at the landscape level Global analysis has found more than two billion hectares of land that could benefit from restoration. What do these opportunities...
Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents,...
Mangrove forests are extraordinary survivalists facing the full fury of the sea. Firmly anchored where the oceans hit land, they are able to withstand powerful wave action and heavy storm surges....
Calculating the value for money of investments in restoration is complex – but becoming clearer. Guatemala has made strides in forest landscape...
A small, multi-disciplinary team recently completed an assessment of IUCN’s contribution to forest landscape restoration in Guatemala and published their findings in Value for Money: Guatemala’s...
Brussels, 5 March 2018 (IUCN) – Almost a fifth (18%) of European saproxylic beetles assessed so far are at risk of extinction due to ongoing decline...
Saproxylic beetles depend on dead and decaying wood for at least part of their lifecycle, and are involved in decomposition processes and the recycling of nutrients in natural ecosystems. They also...
Explore our publications, briefs, newsletters and "Voices on Forests" videos Voices on Forests is a yearlong video series spotlighting the expertise of thought-leaders on the issues, science and...
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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On 8 February 2018, IUCN, along with the Uttaranchal Youth and Rural Development Centre (UYRDC), a local NGO, organised a training session on nursery...
Under the Government of India’s National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), IUCN is implementing the ‘Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to...

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