Forest restoration could ringfence $6.3 trillion in ecosystem services

The price of deforestation and degradation is enormous, said Robert Nasi, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), speaking at the Global Forest Summit. Each year, deforestation or agriculture-related land degradation activities release about a quarter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Their vast carbon storage capacity means that conserving and restoring them is considered […]

A reflection on World Wildlife Day: How forests sustain people and planet

This year, World Wildlife Day highlights the profound link between human wellbeing and nature, a connection emblematic of a way of life for Indigenous cultures around the world. Indigenous communities represent less than 5 percent of the human population, but hold 25 percent of land tenure ownership which accounts for over 80 percent of the […]