Prosperity grows in arid Wonogiri

The tamanu tree [Calophyllum inophyllum] has been helping humans out since prehistoric times. Also known as ‘mastwood,’ it’s been used by shipbuilders for millennia because it grows tall and strong in sandy, rocky areas. Tamanu is native to tropical Asia, and was carried by Austronesians on their migrations to Oceania and Madagascar: the tree was…

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Journée internationale des forêts : Deux directeurs s’expriment sur l’avenir de la restauration

Robert Nasi est le Directeur général du Centre de recherche forestière internationale (CIFOR), Tony Simons est le Directeur général du Centre mondial de l’agroforesterie (ICRAF). Au début de ce mois, les Nations Unies annonçaient qu’elles allaient rechercher des soutiens politiques et des moyens financiers pour animer un programme décennal de restauration des écosystèmes. Cette annonce…

Hari Hutan Internasional: Dua pimpinan bersatu untuk tujuan restorasi

Robert Nasi merupakan Direktur-Jenderal Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR,) Tony Simons merupakan Direktur-Jenderal dari World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF.) Pada awal bulan ini, PBB menyampaikan pengumunan untuk memberikan dukungan politik dan kekuatan finansial untuk menyokong program restorasi ekosistem selama satu dekade. Pengumuman ini dilatarbelakangi makin berkembangnya kesadaran bahwa degradasi memperparah kondisi – meminjam istilah  Tim…

International Forests Day: Two heads look to a future of restoration

Robert Nasi is Director-General of Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR,) Tony Simons is Director-General of World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF.) At the beginning of this month the UN announced they will be pulling in political support and financial muscle to back a decade long program of ecosystem restoration. This announcement rides a growing realisation that…