For 25 years, CIFOR has raised the profile of tropical forests and of people who depend on them. Learn more about CIFOR’s work with our latest annual report celebrating a quarter century of forest research and outreach.
A sobering release of the IPBES report this week warned the world that a staggering one million species face extinction because of humans. One of the million is the majestic Sumatran elephant. This beautiful photo essay and video explores the demise of the forest giant, and CIFOR’s work in testing alternative crop species with palm oil smallholders. Can bioenergy secure a future for the Sumatran elephant?
Remember how REDD+ started life as REDD? CIFOR DG Robert Nasi, thinks forest landscape restoration (FLR) should be given a ‘+’ too. Without gender equity, indigenous rights and tenure, restoration efforts are off to an unstable start, he says.
Deconstruct case studies on tenure, change the narrative on Indigenous peoples and join in creating a standard that recognizes the men and women of Indigenous and local communities as bearers of rights and solutions to our common challenges.