Thinking beyond the canopy

All CIFOR research highlights

‘Rural’ forests nurture healthy socio-environmental activity — scientists

Policymakers and conservationists often overlook the importance of rural forests and the local knowledge that has sustained them for centuries, according to a report published in the journal “Ecology and Society” that reflects on...

Global study: REDD+ initiatives see challenges — and opportunities

Actions must be taken to clarify land tenure in forest-rich developing countries, and to improve the economic viability of REDD+ or risk jeopardizing efforts to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change, a new study based...

Weather patterns, urbanization add to pressures on Zambia’s forests

Charcoal and timber make significant contributions to the livelihoods of rural households in Zambia — but these forest-based resources do not always lead to deforestation, contrary to conventional wisdom, research indicates. A...

Report: Forests may play bigger role in rainfall than estimated

Current climate models appear to underestimate the full impact of forest vegetation on rainfall patterns, indicating that the potential consequences of land-cover change on global temperature increase cannot be assessed with...

Surge in Chinese demand exposes cracks in Mozambique forest policy

Illegal activity in Mozambique’s forestry industry has increased alongside a surge in Chinese demand for Mozambican timber, leading to negative effects for the industry and for the sustainability of the country's forests.

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