Fruit bats have the potential to reforest areas where trees had been lost in parts of Africa.
These crucial ecosystems are being battered by lots of different threats that are combining to make the matter worse.
Indonesia’s REDD+ program triggered an improvement in the country forest policies, yet it still struggles to meet the intended ‘transformational change’.
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Planting trees and preventing deforestation can store carbon in nature, but the effect may only be temporary. If we also eliminate emissions from fossil fuels, even this temporary effect is important.
The answer lies in silvopastoralism, an agricultural method that attempts to mimic natural forest ecosystems with livestock added into the mix.
Many see carbon markets as key to channelling billions of dollars into reducing carbon emissions and protecting forests, but they also put the well-being of communities at risk.
Macaques are an alien species - and the endemic plants and animals of the island haven’t adapted to protect themselves against these monkeys.
Land grabs spearheaded by wealthy interests are accelerating deforestation, and Brazil’s National Congress is working to legitimize them.
Inoculating trees with an edible fungi can produce more protein per hectare than pasture-raised beef, while reforesting, storing carbon and restoring biodiversity.
This increases the risk of disastrous flash flooding in the region’s coastal cities.
Trees that produce resin for frankincense and myrrh – used for thousands of years in healthcare, worship and trade – are facing collapsing populations.
A review of Australia’s illegal logging laws tests the Morrison government’s commitment to halting global forest loss.
As governments and corporations pledge to help the planet by planting trillions of trees, a new study spotlights an effective, low-cost alternative: letting tropical forests regrow naturally.
New study compared sites with similar distances from cities and population densities.
Criminalising ecocide means its victims will be able to receive reparations, helping to rebuild destroyed ecosystems and communities.
Why rely on unproven technologies when we can store carbon and cut emissions through Country-based and nature-based solutions?
A single tree in a tropical forest has the same cooling effect as two air conditioners. Imagine how hot it gets when a whole forest is felled.
More than 100 world leaders have pledged to end the destruction of forests by 2030 as a way to slow climate change. That will require changing how the world produces four widely used commodities.
Saving African forests is a global concern and needs prioritisation.