MEDIA ADVISORY Interactive wetlands map to contribute to action on climate change 16 August 2016 – The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) today launched an interactive, web-based map of the world’s wetlands on the sidelines of the 15th International Peat Congress in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Global Wetlands Map is a new initiative […]
5 August 2016 – The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) today announced a new partnership to collaborate on knowledge, sharing, technical expertise and engagement on some key areas such as sustainable supply of agricultural commodities, business models and services provision to smallholders, innovations in financing mechanisms to provide […]
Meeting Sustainable Development Goals and achieving stronger public, private and people partnerships
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 4 AUG 2016: Smaller nations are already feeling the effects of climate change and are working towards more sustainable development policies by encouraging closer collaborations between government, private sector, NGOs and development partners. This was the message from leaders in the Pacific Islands as they began the second day of the 2016 […]
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 3 AUG 2016: Key forestry experts from governments, the private sector and NGOs gathered today for the opening of the Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit 2016 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Regional leaders reinforced the importance of working in partnership between governments, private sector, forest scientists and communities towards achieving the Sustainable […]
MEDIA ADVISORY Carbon emissions from 2015 fires in Southeast Asia greatest since 1997: New study 28 June 2016 – A new study of the forest and peatland fires that burned across maritime Southeast Asia in 2015 has found that the carbon emissions were the largest since 1997, when an even stronger El Niño also […]
MEDIA ADVISORY Ebola virus hotspots across Africa revealed: New study 7 June 2016 – A groundbreaking new study into the Ebola virus has revealed that hotspots for the disease may be more widespread, and carried by a greater number of animal species, than previously suspected. Findings also highlighted a strong link between the Ebola […]
MEDIA ADVISORY First estimate of Pygmy population in Central Africa reveals their plight Understanding lives of marginalized indigenous hunter-gatherers is the first step to defending them against loss of rights and access to forests, experts say. Increased deforestation and road building in Central African rainforests will intensify threats to the lives and lifestyles of indigenous […]
Fires continue to burn across millions of hectares of land in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, sending thick, toxic smoke into the atmosphere, in what are the worst fires the region has seen in two decades.
*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** Protecting mangroves is essential for slowing global climate change: New study Indonesia could slash greenhouse gas emissions by stopping the clearance of mangrove forests for aquaculture, analysis finds Indonesia’s mangroves store one-third of the world’s coastal carbon stock and must be protected if the country is to slash its emissions […]
Environmental monitoring by indigenous communities plays a vital role in effective natural resource protection and can ‘fill the gap’ over vast regions where formal conservation authorities are absent.