Focus on Mangroves

Ugly, smelly, overlooked...

….and Indonesia’s greatest hope for combating climate change: 2.9 million hectares of mangroves storing one-third of the planet’s coastal ecosystem carbon.

In Borneo, it’s not just deforestation that’s killing orangutans. Humans are too.


The forest has eyes

Monitoring by local communities, who watch and protect their areas, works as an environmental safeguard – in contrast to assumptions that local communities are a threat.  

French Foreign Minister and UNFCCC COP21 President Laurent Fabius has confirmed his participation in the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum. So have Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima and Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Edmond de Rothschild Group. In total, more than 200 expert speakers will come together to talk sustainable landscapes. Are you one of them?

  • A STAGE FOR IDEAS: A Pecha Kucha-style session will bring together individual presenters – no experience required.
  • PLENARY SPEAKERS: Find out which Ministers, scientists and CEOs are joining plenary sessions.
  • DISCUSSION FORUMS: Applications to host a Discussion Forum close 7 September.

Nutrient-rich wild food is an essential component of a healthy diet and strong forest policy. But how to get the message across? 


Informal networks in Africa show great potential for information sharing on adaptation. 


Forest Crime

Keeping it legal

Due diligence by banks in Indonesia will make all the difference in the fight against corruption. What’s stopping them?


Planted Forests

Time to buy?

What investors need if they are to invest with confidence in plantation forestry in Latin America.


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Consultant Editor, Forests News



The potential of Indonesian mangrove forests for global climate change mitigation

Complex regulatory frameworks governing private smallholder tree plantations in Gunungkidul District, Indonesia

The context of natural forest management and FSC certification in Indonesia

A review on compliance and impact monitoring indicators for delivery of forest ecosystem services

The distribution of powers and responsibilities affecting forests, land use, and REDD+ across levels and sectors in Peru: A legal study

The context of REDD+ in Ethiopia: Drivers, agents and institutions

Managing hunting under uncertainty: from one-off ecological indicators to resilience approaches in assessing the sustainability of bushmeat hunting

New vegetation type map of India prepared using satellite remote sensing: Comparison with global vegetation maps and utilities


Upcoming events

27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB)
2 - 6 Aug 2015 Le Corum, Montpellier, France

International Course: Governance of landscapes, forests and people
24 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015 Bogor, Indonesia

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