Barking up the same trees

Africa – The forested mountains of East Africa deserve their ‘water towers’ moniker. Their springs and streams feed a number of major rivers and lakes, nourishing millions of people and countless ecosystems downstream. But the functionality of these ‘water towers’ is under threat due to deforestation, land conversion, charcoal burning and encroachment for settlement. Without…

Apakah laju deforestasi di pulau Kalimantan melambat?

Peta lahan terbaru di pulau Kalimantan memberi informasi hilangnya hutan setiap tahunnya mulai dari tahun 2000 hingga 2017 karena ekspansi lahan untuk perkebunan kelapa sawit dan kayu pulp (ditandai warna hitam pada peta) dan hilangnya hutan (perubahan warna hijau ke warna lain di peta). Hijau ke putih = hilangnya lahan hutan, hijau ke hitam =…

Making connections: New funding opens dialogue on landscape approach efforts

Bonn – Over the past six years, conversations on sustainable forest management activities focused on transforming the way the international community addresses poverty, food insecurity, climate change and biodiversity loss have coalesced into the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) movement. Based on the “landscape approach” the GLF aims to synthesize seemingly competing land use goals to…

Is deforestation in Borneo slowing down?

New maps of Borneo reveals expansion of industrial oil palm and pulpwood plantations (black) and forest loss (green to another color) every year since year 2000 until 2017. Green to white= forest loss, green to black= forest cleared and converted to plantations in the same year, green to blue= forest permanently flooded by hydropower dams…

Plantaciones forestales a escala deben considerar impactos socioeconómicos para las comunidades

En la actualidad, los monocultivos de árboles a gran escala, manejados intensivamente, representan aproximadamente el uno por ciento de los bosques a nivel global. Esta área relativamente pequeña, abastece alrededor de un tercio de  la madera industrial en rollo a nivel mundial. Investigadores del Centro para la Investigación Forestal Internacional (CIFOR), la Universidad de Helsinki…

Protéger les trésors botaniques du Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Situé dans la plus grande forêt d’Afrique se trouve ce qui était autrefois le plus grand centre de recherche sur l’agriculture tropicale au monde. Sur les rives du fleuve Congo, la station de recherche de Yangambi était à son apogée un centre scientifique de premier plan, réputé pour son…

Protecting Congo’s botanical treasures

Congo Basin – Nestled within Africa’s biggest rainforest lies what was once the world’s largest tropical agriculture research center. Situated along the banks of the Congo River, the Yangambi Research Station was in its heyday a booming scientific hub, revered for its invaluable work in the Congo Basin throughout the midcentury. It wasn’t to last.…

Climat : un record… de mobilisation !

Les bonnes nouvelles sont plutôt rares côté climat, et les prévisions sont si alarmistes qu’on pourrait légitimement se dire : « il est trop tard, il n’y a plus rien à faire ». Quatre ONG (dont Greenpeace) ont décidé de résister, de demander des comptes à l’État français pour sa négligence en matière climatique et l’obliger à…

Lahan Basah: Kampanye untuk membasahi kembali lahan gambut?

Bonn, Jerman – Dalam beberapa tahun terakhir peran lahan gambut dalam restorasi bentang alam selalu dimonitor terutama ketika para ilmuwan berupaya mencari solusi mengendalikan pemanasan iklim global. Dikenal sebagai bogs, mires, moors atau muskeg, lahan gambut merupakan penyerap karbon efektif, meliputi lebih dari setengah luasan lahan basah di seluruh dunia dan setara dengan tiga persen…