A new survey has identified millions of hectares of forest in dryland areas, a finding that boosts the total global forest cover by 9% and has significant consequences for carbon budgets.
A time-series analysis of tree cover loss before, during and after road construction reveals a strong relationship between infrastructure development and accelerating deforestation.
Combining new technologies, including Global Forest Watch, a Forest Monitoring App and Participatory 3D Modelling, brings out traditional knowledge of the elders.
It's important to close roads from further vehicle use after the end of logging operations. But these roads ought to be re-opened when the next phase of logging takes place in each area of forest.
More than 90% of Madagascar's lemurs face extinction. Losing them will mean a loss of the valuable function they serve to the forests in which they live.