Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

New report shows slowdown in mangrove losses–providing a ‘last best chance’ for global action to protect coastal forests

On July 26 2021, the Global Mangrove Alliance released their inaugural report, The State of the World’s Mangroves, a compilation of the most current information available on what we know about mangrove forests and what’s being done to reverse the downward trends impacting the forests and the ...

Tiisetso Mathole

Webinar|In conversation: Rights-based approaches for forest protection initiatives

Diverse perspectives on the development of solid benefit sharing and community contracting DATE/TIME: Wednesday 12th May 2021 | 10:00 am – 11.30 am (BST) | 3:00 – 4:30 pm (GMT+7) | Via Zoom (Register here) Initiatives aimed at tackling the climate crisis increasingly revolve around forest protection ...

Coordinator - Ethnic Governance of Land and Resources - FOREST TREND

FOREST TRENDS JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Coordinator – Ethnic Governance of Land and Resources Location: Yangon, Myanmar Term: Annual consultant contract, with possibility for extension Summary: Forest Trends (FT) seeks a Yangon-based Coordinator – Ethnic Governance of Land and Resources to support its work in Myanmar. For two decades, FT has worked ...

Special Report: Overcoming threats to the Mekong's forests and people
Overcoming threats to the Mekong's forests and people

Big changes are underway in forests of the Mekong region in Southeast Asia. Countries are cracking down on illegal logging, increasing community control over forests, and opening up decision-making processes, making them more inclusive. These changes could have profound effects both in the Mekong countries ...

Contests: Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019) will be one of the largest and most important forestry gatherings in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019. The event will be held in Songdo ConvensiA Convention Center, Incheon, the Republic of Korea, 17-21 June 2019. Nominate the champion of Asia-Pacific Forests ...

New Report: WWF Forest Pulse Report 2018

“Pulse of the Forest” showcases both the threats and the potential for the forests of the Greater Mekong region, which consists of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The region is one of 11 global deforestation fronts – areas that in the coming decades ...

International Conference: Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area – from Aspiration to Action

As a Collaborative Partnership on Forest (CPF) member, UNCCD is co-organizing the International Conference: Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area – from Aspiration to Action, which aims to provide substantive input, through UNFF13, to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), the United ...

UNCCD

Global Forest Watch launches mobile app Forest Watcher

GFW launched the new Forest Watcher mobile app today, designed to bring our powerful, real-time forest change data directly into the hands of people monitoring forests on the ground. Developed in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute and Vizzuality, Forest Watcher allow users to monitor and report forest change, straight ...

RECOFTC to hold September training on FPIC in forest governance

The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) is conducting a training on course on ‘Mainstreaming free, prior and informed consent in forest governance and climate change’, to be held on September 18-23 in Bangkok, Thailand. Read the details of the event below, and apply at ...

RECOFTC launches Voices for Mekong Forests in Phnom Penh

The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) has launched a new five-year, EU-supported project ‘Voices for Mekong Forests’ (V4MF) in Phnom Penh, aiming to “strengthen the voices of non-state actors (NSA), including civil society, Indigenous Peoples and local community groups, to improve forest governance, sustainable ...

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