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Report offers useful lessons for ecosystem restoration projects

Report offers useful lessons for ecosystem restoration projects

Ecological restoration efforts in Colombia in recent years — despite numerous flaws in design, implementation and monitoring — have nevertheless built a critical mass of experiences and expertise that have placed the country at the forefront of this growing trend in Latin America, according to a new publication launched by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).



Global study sheds light on challenges to REDD+

Global study sheds light on challenges to REDD+

An incentive program to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation — known by the acronym REDD+ — risks losing momentum over issues of land tenure and economic viability, a new study indicates. The challenges are surmountable, researchers say, adding that a binding international climate agreement could go a long way in bolstering the REDD+ program’s prospects for mitigating climate change.


Compensation project pays off for forests and people

Compensation project pays off for forests and people

A Brazilian program that rewards families for conserving forests shows promise for reducing deforestation and helping small farmers improve their livelihoods, a new study co-sponsored by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) shows.


Global study busts myths about forests and livelihoods

Global study busts myths about forests and livelihoods

Forests play a crucial role in sustaining people’s incomes — but to what extent? Until now, development actions related to forests and livelihoods have been based on incomplete or fragmented data. In many cases, forestry has been combined with agriculture in national income statistics — or not counted at all.


Video and story on the life of Amazonian activist Chico Mendes

Video and story on the life of Amazonian activist Chico Mendes

Media are invited to use a video and text of a story, “Martyr of the Amazon: The legacy of Chico Mendes,” a look back at the activist’s life and the outsize influence his work continues to have for the betterment of the Amazon rainforests of his homeland and the people who live in them.


Hopes rise for global food security as world’s largest agricultural research partnership marks major milestone: doubles funding to $1 billion in five years

Hopes rise for global food security as world’s largest agricultural research partnership marks major milestone: doubles funding to $1 billion in five years

CIFOR’s parent organization, CGIAR, marks a major milestone — its funding has doubled to $1 billion in just the past five years. With this funding, by 2020, research on forest, trees and agroforestry will prevent deforestation on 0.5 to 1.7 million hectares, reducing carbon emissions by 0.16 to 0.68 billion tons per year. Read more about how CGIAR will use this funding to help change the world.



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