Aerial view of the new highway cutting through lowland forest in Papua Province.
Many are concerned that the highway is being built to benefit powerful commercial interests and not Indigenous people and will accelerate forest loss as seen in Sumatra and Kalimantan.
Charcoal is an essential fuel for most parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Attempts to formalise charcoal production have been largely unsuccessful.
Forests around the world are changing, affecting unique biodiversity.
New findings show how changes in land use have complex effects on animal and plant species.
The Zanzibar Red Colobus is endemic to Tanzania.
Tanzania faces the challenge of conserving forests in a developing country with a rapidly expanding population.
A coolabah forest in Western Australia – one of the world’s previously unrecognised dryland forests.
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.
The highway connecting Cameroon and Nigeria has brought economic benefits and forest degradation.
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A time-series analysis of tree cover loss before, during and after road construction reveals a strong relationship between infrastructure development and accelerating deforestation.
In Cameroon efforts are underway to halt rainforest loss and develop opportunities with locals.
Arend de Haas
Combining new technologies, including Global Forest Watch, a Forest Monitoring App and Participatory 3D Modelling, brings out traditional knowledge of the elders.
Roads built for logging in the Congo Basin have implications for forest management.
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.
Lemurs are some of the world’s most threatened animals.
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.