Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Colombia’s El Paujil Bird Reserve.
Forest conservation has been a contentious issue in international climate change discussions for years, but now developing countries are embracing the need to protect their forests.
Indigenous children depict fish in the sea at a pre-Paris rally in Sao Paulo.
Nacho Doce / Reuters
The country must protect its huge forests from fires and logging.
Russia has lots of gas – but needs a lot of heat.
Ilya Naymushin / Reuters
Russia wants recognition for its huge forests and will ensure any climate deal doesn't harm its economic interests.
The warming global climate is causing fundamental changes to the carbon cycle in northern parts of the world.
Global warming is changing the movement of carbon within northern ecosystems to the point where the Arctic could become a net source, rather than sink, of greenhouse gas emissions.
Forest fires, often the result of land clearing, are becoming a major issue for Indonesia and its neighbours.
The world's rainforests are still being slashed and burned at a dizzying rate to make consumer products. But now there are signs of real political will, especially in Asia, to rein in the destruction.
Coming to a forest near you?
A huge El Niño on the horizon bodes ill for drought and forest fire.
Forests are vital to life on earth.
Forest image from www.shutterstock.com
Forest loss has halved over the past 30 years according to the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment, released yesterday.
Satellites weren’t enough to get a global number.
Sophisticated models and supercomputers allow researchers to create a high-fidelity map of the Earth's trees – and show that we’re losing billions of trees a year.
There are a lot of trees on Earth. But there used to be many, many more.
There are more than three trillion trees worldwide, but that's only half as many were around at the start of human civilisation according to new research.
Each year more than 15 billion trees are lost worldwide, according to a major new study.
One more California wildfire from last year: getting more dangerous and more expensive.
The US West – suffering one of the most damaging wildfire seasons this decade – needs to break with current practices to avert more costly and dangerous wildfires in the future.
Conservation action is needed to save the DRC’s forests and slow global climate change.
Julien Harneis, Creative Commons.
Africa needs to step up the protection of its tropical forests.
Lemurs in danger… can international climate policy come to the rescue?
Conservation won't be successful unless we work with people living at the forest edge.
Healthier than meat, more resilient than crops.
With most of the world's potential farmland already in use, it may be time to start foraging.
Eastern Australia’s forests could be a hotspot for deforestation in the future - just like these forests in south east Asia.
A new WWF report highlights Australia as a hotspot for future deforestation. Australia talks the talk on deforestation, but will it walk the walk?
A dam in Indonesia splits the forest in two.
Bagus Indohono / EPA
Smaller, isolated chunks of forests can't sustain as much wildlife as one big connected region.
Martijn van Sabben
Europe's demand for biomass is putting new demands on US forests, raising questions over how working forests can operate sustainably.
They might look static, but trees are dynamic living things - just on a different time scale to us.
Michael MK Khor/Flickr
Trees are more like us than you might think. They even have a pulse. They just operate over much slower timescales.
In the 1920s and 1930s crews surveyed much of California, collecting information about vegetation. This photo was taken in 1936 by Albert Wieslander.
Marian Koshland Biosciences Library
Scientists in my native state of California were handed a gift: a trove of detailed information about the state’s forests taken during the 1920s and 1930s and digitized over the past 15 years. When we…