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Call for equal rights and opportunities for women in oil palm

03 Mar 2017

CIFOR in collaboration with the University of Indonesia and the University of Brighton, organized a discussion bringing together multiple actors related to the oil palm sector. Advocacy organizations, certification bodies, government agencies, indigenous communities, private sector representatives, researchers and women’s rights groups discussed the challenges and opportunities that oil palm represents for women.

CIFOR and IPB renew their commitment to Indonesian forests, science and development

17 Feb 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIFOR and IPB renew their commitment to Indonesian forests, science and development Bogor (Indonesia), February 17, 2017 The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Bogor Agricultural Institute (Institut Pertanian Bogor or IPB) have extended their scientific and technical cooperation for another five years. CIFOR and IPB’s partnership, which started in […]

Study shows that involving communities in mangrove management makes them more sustainable

03 Feb 2017

Mangrove forests that incorporate local communities into their management fare better, a new study finds. Recognizing the importance of gender and community rights in mangrove use and planning prevents the deterioration of these fragile ecosystems.

Illegal logging continues to thrive worldwide and proliferate in domestic markets

26 Jan 2017

 MEDIA ADVISORY Illegal logging continues to thrive worldwide and proliferate in domestic markets 26 January 2017- A new report indicates that one third of tropical timber traded globally comes from illegal deforestation. The significant number stems from an increase of timber traded on domestic markets, which are less regulated and strict than international, export-oriented markets. More […]

Putting the focus on forest landscape restoration

12 Dec 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY Putting the focus on forest landscape restoration   12 December 2016 – Restoring deforested and degraded forest landscapes has become an urgent policy priority. The disappearance and degradation of forests around the world is impacting biodiversity, livelihoods, economic growth and climate change resilience. As world leaders and other stakeholders convene this week for […]

One year on: Memories of Indonesia’s 2015 peatland fire crisis

01 Nov 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY One year on: Memories of Indonesia’s 2015 peatland fire crisis 1 November 2016 – As world leaders gather in the coming days for COP22 Marrakesh to discuss priorities for action on the Paris Agreement, Southeast Asia marks a year since an environmental crisis that had severe implications for global climate change. One year […]

All about bushmeat: A new resource for sustainable management of wildlife

26 Oct 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY All about bushmeat: A new resource for sustainable management of wildlife 26 October 2016 – The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) today launched a new website on bushmeat – wild species that are hunted for food. The site brings together decades of research on the sustainable management of wildlife, with a particular […]

CIFOR teams up with forest scholars worldwide for biodiversity research

14 Oct 2016

CIFOR Principal Scientist Terry Sunderland is part of a team of scholars from 90 institutions around the world, coordinated by Jingjing Liang (lead author), Peter B. Reich and Thomas W. Crowther, who have consolidated field-based forest inventory data from 777,126 permanent plots across the world, discovering a globally consistent positive effect of tree species diversity […]

Wild honey harvest tradition in West Timor in harmony with forest protection

11 Oct 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY Wild honey harvest tradition in West Timor in harmony with forest protection   New research shows that the annual harvesting of wild honey may be one of the most sustainable and effective governance measures now protecting the Mount Mutis Nature Reserve in West Timor, Indonesia. The Kanoppi research project, a combined effort between […]

Analyzing satellite images to understand Borneo deforestation

26 Sep 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY New study analyzes four decades of satellite images – overturning assumptions about the role of industrial plantations in Borneo forest loss.   Debates over forest loss generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction […]

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