About 60% of Mexico’s forests are managed by local communities. A scholar who has studied the forests for 30 years explains how this system protects the forests and the people who oversee them.
A staggering 17,500 tree species are at risk of dying out.
The changing dynamic between Borneo’s pigs and Indigenous people is a powerful reminder of the fragility of the human-nature connection.
A new study provides a detailed way to calculate the climate impact of food production, which could lead to more sustainable farming policies and methods.
Observations collected since the 1980s in the Amazon, Central Africa and Southeast Asia show we are not giving tropical forests enough time to recover after logging.
Towering trees in African tropical mountain forests are a vital, overlooked carbon store threatened by deforestation.
Planting a massive number of trees can help slow climate change, but it is only part of the solution.
Secondary forests are growing on deforested land in the Amazon – but not enough to offset emissions from logging.
The decline of forest creatures like the Chapman’s chameleon are warning signs that forests are losing integrity.
Sacred trees are a cornerstone of our national identity. They transcend simple economics and sit at the centre of the sacred — sentinels in ceremony, birthing and burials.
Some Amazon deforestation is caused by recent policy, but there are also long-term issues.
Mass tree planting could affect precipitation patterns.
Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana produce almost two-thirds of the world’s cocoa, and face high rates of deforestation. But the cocoa industry could make changes to become more sustainable.
Palm oil is responsible for widespread deforestation and labor abuses, but it’s also cheap and incredibly useful. That’s why many advocates call for reforming the industry, not replacing it.
We know surprisingly little about the millions of animals, plants and birds that live in the Amazon – here’s how we can understand them better.
To protect natural ecosystems we will need a system that actually counteracts market forces.
Carbon has overshadowed forests in climate policies, leading to practices that appear green but actually harm forests.
Even this radical scenario wouldn’t be as effective as it may first seem.
Earth observation satellites can measure millimetre changes in sea level and track deforestation in near-real time.
NASA satellite images reveal the extent of gold-mining in Peru. This information can be used to shut down illegal mining and prevent environmental destruction and contamination.