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VIDEO Waiting to exhale: The politics of fire in Indonesia
29 Dec 2015

Waiting to exhale: The politics of fire in Indonesia

Why are there more land fires in Indonesia before an election? Why are oil palm plantations set alight? Why does everyone involved see the fires differently? And what do elephants have to do with any of it? Researchers from CIFOR describe some intriguing and unexplained elements emerging from research into the...
VIDEO Beyond the blaze: What next for Indonesia’s forests?
17 Nov 2015

Beyond the blaze: What next for Indonesia’s forests?

Tens of thousands of fires ravaged the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan in September and October 2015, producing a noxious haze that affected tens of thousands of people.Seasonal rains began in November, but 2015/16 are El Nino years, so the threat of new fires is far...
VIDEO Indonesia on Fire
30 Oct 2015

Indonesia on Fire

In Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province, the peat areas are burning and emitting a toxic smoke causing untold damage to the environment, wildlife and human health.Most of the fires in Central Kalimantan are blazing in former peatland forests, which have been drained, cleared and burned for oil palm and agriculture, large...
VIDEO This isn’t just any tree, it’s an African locust bean
15 Oct 2015

This isn’t just any tree, it’s an African locust bean

The African locust bean grows across the Sudan and Sahel, from Senegal to Burkina Faso to Uganda. This food tree is the source of the valued and highly nutritious néré pods. Just why is this humble tree and the food it provides so important to so many West African families?...
VIDEO Green Treasure of the Sahel
17 Jun 2015

Green Treasure of the Sahel

In Burkina Faso, in West Africa, deforestation has reduced income and livelihoods. Simple steps have helped families deal with the loss of trees and brought their farms back to life. Green Treasure of the Sahel travels with one family as they go on a journey of discovery across the country...
VIDEO Robert Nasi - The role of Bushmeat in the spread of Ebola
03 Sep 2014

Robert Nasi - The role of Bushmeat in the spread of Ebola

Dr. Robert Nasi of the Center for International Forestry Research (www.cifor.org) talks about the importance of bushmeat in Central Africa, and the role of bushmeat in the spread of the Ebola virus.Learn more about the link between bushmeat and Ebola at http://blog.cifor.org/bushmeat-and-ebolaRelated reading:http://www.cifor.org/bushmeathttp://www.cifor.org/library/3580/empty-forests-empty-stomachs-bushmeat-and-livelihoods-in-the-congo-and-amazon-basinshttp://www.cifor.org/library/2434/human-health-and-forests-a-global-overview-of-issues-practice-and-policyhttp://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/books/bcolchester0601.pdf...
VIDEO State Story: Lessons from Acre
04 Nov 2013

State Story: Lessons from Acre

In Brazil's far west, the remote state of Acre is trying to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions - and improve people's lives at the same time.To learn more, and for more stories of CIFOR's work in the Amazon, visit http://blog.cifor.org/amazon...
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