Conservation and development scheme REDD+ has manifested as a series of models, which increases its perceived success and enables it to continue despite not delivering on its wide-reaching promises.
The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions.
In general, the larger the tree, the more carbon it stores.
A new study estimates that $22 billion to $30 billion dollars per year needs to be spent to maintain forests and reduce the likelihood of a pathogen jumping from wildlife to humans.
The coconut – an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls – causes more environmental harm than many people realise.
Zimbabwe's policy makers believe that deforestation is a threat to the economy, but citizens believe environmental degradation is an outcome of the country's dire political and economic situation.
Mining strips nitrogen from the soil and means the forest struggles to grow back even after mines are abandoned.
Forests must improve communities’ livelihoods to rise as a sustainable management solution
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
New findings show how changes in land use have complex effects on animal and plant species.
Precautions must be taken to realise the full advantage of the benefits associated with trees.
A repeat of 2019's disastrous fire season is possible in 2020, and it would have dire consequences.
Before you stock the pantry with chocolate this Easter, think twice about whether it's ethically produced.
Mennonites settled in Paraguay's arid Chaco forest a century ago, fleeing religious persecution. Their agricultural success is now driving deforestation, social change and rapid development.
A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.
COVID-19 is not the first – nor likely the last – to emerge from the two continents.
Insects are essential to the functioning of land and freshwater ecosystems but species populations are being lost at a rapid rate globally.
Village Forests under the Social forestry Scheme can not only reduce poverty but also deforestation, study finds.
Researchers found that palm oil plantations up to five years old were more harmful to the climate than already established ones.
Building connections and grassroots efforts will sustain conservation over the long term.