Millions of people around the world use wild animals for food, medicine and income. But because wild meat, or ‘bushmeat’ as it’s called, is considered illegal in most countries, its impact on biodiversity and human health is often overlooked – and under-researched.
CIFOR works at the nexus of climate change, energy and low-carbon development to support countries as they ramp up to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Forest and landscape restoration
CIFOR’s work on forest landscape restoration aims to provide partners and governments across the globe with the information they need to solve such problems.
It has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect ecosystems and secure livelihoods for rural communities – but there are risks.
Climate change adaptation
CIFOR is working with partners to assess climate risks and trade-offs for more resilient forest landscapes.
Climate change mitigation and REDD+
Through its work on REDD+, bioenergy, wetlands and blue carbon, CIFOR supports the development of policies and measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
CIFOR aims to address the factors that help or hinder rural people’s access to forest resources and to find more equitable ways to manage forests for better productivity.
Climate-smart agriculture can potentially conserve forests, but there is a risk that higher yields could promote agricultural expansion into forests.
Wetlands and blue carbon
CIFOR is helping to put carbon-rich wetlands – including peatlands, mangroves, swamps and seagrass – on the global policy map.