Sur le terrain

Miyun County, Beijing China

Closer to forests, out of poverty

The forests that provide most of Beijing’s water are being given a new lease of life by the partial lifting of a logging quota for the first time in 20 years. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Energy efficient food stoves

Easing the energy pressure

Some 1.4 billion people—about a fifth of the global population—do not have access to modern energy sources, and 2.7 billion people—or 40% of the global population—depend on traditional biomass sources such as firewood for cooking. …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

Malva Nut _ Team Meeting

Going nuts about forests

In Laos, the sustainable harvesting of medicinal seeds from the native malva nut tree is helping to improve both the lives of local people and the state of the region’s forests. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Relic forest

What’s in it for me? Engaging local communities in conservation

Edmund Barrow of IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme talks about the challenges related to his work with local communities and explains how conservation work can bring real-life benefits both to people and to the environment. …  

01 Jun 2010 | Audio