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Mangrove protection ‘essential for slowing climate change’

Mangrove protection ‘essential for slowing climate change’

Mangrove deforestation in Indonesia emits 190 million tonnes of CO2-eq annually, which accounts for 42% of the world’s annual emissions from the destruction of coastal ecosystem services (that is, marshes, mangroves and sea grasses). That’s the same amount of emissions as if every car in Indonesia drove around the world twice. “We hope that these numbers help policymakers see mangroves as a huge opportunity for climate change mitigation,” says Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist at CIFOR and lead author of the paper.


Acre, Brazil: A story of deforestation, reduced deforestation, and now REDD

Acre, Brazil: A story of deforestation, reduced deforestation, and now REDD

This post takes a brief look at the history of deforestation in Acre and how the REDD programme in Acre came into being. In 2010, the state of Acre in Brazil set up the world’s first jurisdictional REDD programme. The state of Acre’s initial plan for REDD was to focus on seven or eight priority areas of high deforestation risk. According to CIFOR, this plan was abandoned “after an extensive stakeholder consultation process during the development of SISA in 2009 and 2010″.


Indigenous role unnecessarily replaced by conservation authorities

Indigenous role unnecessarily replaced by conservation authorities

A new study says indigenous communities can be more effective at protecting natural resources than conservation authorities. One of the studies authors, Douglas Sheil, says it highlights how local protection is often undermined as authorities do not recognise the conservation work already going on.


New study shows Indigenous communities are more effective at protecting natural resources

New study shows Indigenous communities are more effective at protecting natural resources

New studies show that Indigenous communities are highly effective at protecting natural resources over large-scale areas where formal conservation authorities do not exist. Co-author of the paper, Douglas Sheil says “For conservationists pushing for the expansion of protected areas, the study highlights the potential dangers of alienating people from their environment, and represents a neglected opportunity to support them doing what they already do.”


Masyarakat Adat Efektif Lindungi Sumber Daya Alam

Masyarakat Adat Efektif Lindungi Sumber Daya Alam

Peran masyarakat adat melindungi sumber daya alam jauh lebih efektif. Itu bisa mengisi celah kelemahan pemerintah yang terbatas menempatkan institusi konservasi di Indonesia yang sangat luas. Kesimpulan ini diperoleh peneliti Lembaga Riset Kehutanan Internasional (CIFOR) seusai melakukan kajian di Papua. Studi di perbatasan Cagar Alam Foja Mamberamo itu menunjukkan, pengelolaan komunitas lokal lebih efektif dan efisien biaya di luasan konservasi dibandingkan kawasan lindung


El Niño and Southeast Asia

El Niño and Southeast Asia

Many in Southeast Asia will remember the last strong El Niño event, in 1997-98. Then, fires, fueled by a drier rainy reason in many parts of Indonesia, burned an estimated 5 million hectares, creating a haze that chocked much of the region. “Even without El Niño fire is here in Indonesia every year,” said Herry Purnomo, a Scientist focusing on smallholder and community forestry at the Bogor, Indonesia Center for International Forestry Research. “We are afraid [this coming year] fires will be much much bigger.”


Bessiké Balinga Michael Philippe, spécialiste en biodiversité : «Le plus important pour une forêt n’est pas d’être la plus dense du monde mais les services qu’elle fournit à la communauté»

Bessiké Balinga Michael Philippe, spécialiste en biodiversité : «Le plus important pour une forêt n’est pas d’être la plus dense du monde mais les services qu’elle fournit à la communauté»

Le Groupe consultatif pour la recherche agricole internationale (CGIAR) organise un atelier axé sur sa contribution au Programme national du secteur rural (PNSR) du Burkina. Avant le jour J, nous avons rencontré Bessiké Balinga Michael Philippe, spécialiste en biodiversité en service au Centre international de recherche en foresterie (CIFOR) qui fait partie du CGIAR. Outre la rencontre, il a été question de forêt, d’agroforesterie, d’agriculture, etc.


More oil from new hybrids of oil palm

More oil from new hybrids of oil palm

Increasing oil palm yield and enhancing production efficiency are viable alternatives to opening new lands for oil palm cultivation. According to the book “Palms Of Controversies: Oil Palm And Development Challenges” published online by the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), oil palm occupies only 7 per cent of the land worldwide assigned to oil-producing plants, but produces 39 per cent of the global supply of vegetable oil.



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