Time to get serious about evaluating REDD+ impacts

In September, global experts, world leaders and top U.N. officials gathered in New York to double down on efforts to halt the ongoing climate crisis. Nature-based solutions, including forest conservation and reforestation, were high on the agenda, with activist duo Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot touting trees as “magical machines that suck carbon out of…

Restauración de ecosistemas en la práctica: ¿Qué dicen los científicos?

Un equipo de cuatro científicos del Centro para la Investigación Forestal Internacional (CIFOR) y el Centro Internacional de Investigación  Agroforestal (ICRAF) ─, organizaciones líderes en ciencias forestales que se han funcionado,─ presentó soluciones en la práctica para avanzar con la restauración de ecosistemas en el mundo en el reciente Global Landscapes Forum de Nueva York…

Getting real about restoring the Earth at GLF New York

New York – Autumn Peltier has taken the weight of the world’s water on her shoulders. As Chief Water Commissioner for the Anishnawbek First Nation in Canada, she’s at once an advocate for clean water security and Indigenous rights. Peltier is 15 years old. “Flowing within us is original water, lifeblood of Mother Earth that…

Keeping wild meat on the table

When Denkel Ilipi was 10 years old, his grandfather took him to the forest and to the river, teaching him to hunt and fish. Now a father himself, and vice president of the Indigenous community of Wayana, in southern French Guiana, he fears he will not be able to pass that knowledge along to his…

Scientists from CIFOR-ICRAF showed examples of successful restoration techniques at the Global Landscapes Forum

A team of four scientists from the merged Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) impressed delegates at the Global Landscapes Forum in New York City, USA, 28 September 2019. Susan Chomba, programme manager of the eight-country Regreening Africa project, which is funded by the European Union, began by pointing out that the Bonn…

Une étape en plus pour sauver le bois de rose

Vendue pendant des années dans l’ombre du commerce illégal, une essence africaine appelée localement mukula se retrouve maintenant sous le feu des projecteurs du monde entier. La Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES) a pris la décision d’inscrire le Pterocarpus tinctorius à son Annexe II, ce…

Líderes forestales a los líderes del mundo: Colocar a los bosques en la agenda mundial es urgente

Nota del editor: Esta es la traducción de una carta abierta que los directores del Centro para la Investigación Forestal Internacional (CIFOR), el Centro Mundial Agroforestal (ICRAF) y del Instituto Forestal Europeo (EFI) han lanzado en el marco de la Semana Climática de Nueva York, dirigida a los líderes de gobierno del mundo. ****************************************************** El…