Global mega-trends impact forest communities, scientists find

Forests and the livelihoods they provide through ecosystem services are increasingly impacted by infrastructure development and other global trends that undermine efforts to achieve sustainability goals, according to a new study by international experts. Around 1.6 billion people – more than 25 percent of the world’s population – live within 5 km of a forest. […]

Resource rights deserve more attention in community forest management, report finds

Community forest management (CFM) is a decades-old concept that is intended to deliver mutually reinforcing benefits to the environment, rural incomes and natural resource rights of local people by formally recognizing the advantages of on-the-ground knowledge over centralized governance. About 14 percent of forests worldwide, and around 28 percent of forests in low- and middle-income […]

Resource rights deserve more attention in community forest management, report finds

Community forest management (CFM) is a decades-old concept that is intended to deliver mutually reinforcing benefits to the environment, rural incomes and natural resource rights of local people by formally recognizing the advantages of on-the-ground knowledge over centralized governance. About 14 percent of forests worldwide, and around 28 percent of forests in low- and middle-income […]

GLF delegates: Act now to conserve ‘pulse of the planet,’ Hindu Kush Himalaya

Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is a hotbed of plant, animal and cultural life, but urgent measures are required to protect the region, which offers eco-services and livelihoods to 240 million people in eight mountainous countries, according to delegates attending a special session of the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health. Academics, researchers […]

GLF delegates: Act now to conserve ‘pulse of the planet,’ Hindu Kush Himalaya

Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is a hotbed of plant, animal and cultural life, but urgent measures are required to protect the region, which offers eco-services and livelihoods to 240 million people in eight mountainous countries, according to delegates attending a special session of the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health. Academics, researchers […]