Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

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 ...

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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 ...

Statement of the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) at the 7th AWG-SF Conference

Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Network (AIPP) has published the statement of the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT), delivered by AIPP Chair Kittisak Rattana at the 7th  ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Read the full statement below and at AIPP’s website.—ASEAN ...

Logging, mining, and agricultural concessions data transparency: a survey of 14 forested countries

Logging, Mining, And Agricultural Concessions Data Transparency: A Survey Of 14 Forested Countries. “Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor ...

Winrock's Watershed Ecosystem Services Tool is now live

Under the USAID Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project, Winrock International has developed an innovative online tool to assess the ecosystem service impacts of land use decisions in Cambodia. The Watershed Ecosystem Services Tool (WESTool) integrates cutting-edge analyses with a user-friendly online platform to give ...

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