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A view of primary rainforest in Honitetu village, West Seram regency, Maluku province, Indonesia on August 23, 2017. (Ulet Ifansasti/CIFOR)

Sharing benefits from the UN’s deforestation reduction program remains challenging, here’s why

REDD+ is a UN program to fight deforestation. But, have local and indigenous communities received their equitable benefits?
Woodland caribou of the Pipmuacan herd. The effects of predation and habitat loss have greatly contributed to the decline of caribou in southern Nitassinan. (Stéphane Bourassa, Canadian Forest Service)

A hundred years of logging threatens the Innu link to their land

A realistic look at forest management on the Nitassinan of Pessamit, based on data from the Québec government’s forest inventories.
Illustration of a view of Africa from space. Getty Images

Côte d’Ivoire is launching its first satellite for Earth observation – and it’s locally made

Côte d’Ivoire’s nanosatellite is the first step towards applications that monitor environmental harm and illegal activities and assist in planning for development.
Farmland razed by Eritrean soldiers at a village in Ahferom district, Central zone, Tigray. Abrha Brhan Gebre/with permission

The war on Tigray wiped out decades of environmental progress: how to start again

Typically, humanitarian concerns are prioritised following a war. But the environment must also get attention so that societies can produce food and goods to rebuild their lives.

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