Press releases


2011


Faced with “Empty Forests,” experts urge better regulation of bushmeat trade

Faced with “Empty Forests,” experts urge better regulation of bushmeat trade

Nairobi, Montreal, Geneva, 10 June 2011 – A growing and lucrative illegal international commercial trade in the meat and other parts of wild mammals, birds and reptiles (‘bushmeat’) is causing widespread loss of biodiversity, imperilling the livelihoods of communities around the world, and destabilising fragile tropical forest ecosystems.


REDD+ Strategies Lack Plan for Agriculture Even as Countries Cite Farm Expansion as Main Cause of Forest Loss

REDD+ Strategies Lack Plan for Agriculture Even as Countries Cite Farm Expansion as Main Cause of Forest Loss

BONN, GERMANY (8 JUNE 2011)—The majority of countries participating in a major global effort to reduce greenhouse emissions caused by forest destruction cite agriculture as the main cause of deforestation, but very few provide details on how they would address the link between agriculture and forestry, according to a new analysis by experts probing the effect of climate change on food security.



Trees and Landscape Restoration Can Help Deliver a ‘Triple Win’

Trees and Landscape Restoration Can Help Deliver a ‘Triple Win’

Nairobi/Washington DC – Against a backdrop of volatile food prices and increasing climate variability, more and more people are paying attention to the relationship between a healthy environment and resilient farmland. From policy makers to private investors, from researchers to smallholder farmers, many are looking for better ways to increase food security in a changing climate.



Forests are a path to sustainable development

Forests are a path to sustainable development

13 May 2011, New York – As discussions draw to a close at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in UN Headquarters this week, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), an international mechanism composed of 14-forest related organizations and secretariats, are calling upon countries to pay more attention to the crucial contribution of forests to sustainable development.


Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests.





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