Reforest to stop drought-flood syndrome, says World Food Prize laureate Rattan Lal

From Afghanistan to Cambodia, all throughout the lower Himalayas, extreme weather conditions are becoming the norm. A century ago, the hills were covered in forest. Now they are barren because of population growth, agricultural expansion and demand for firewood and timber. Deforestation and landscape degradation mean that monsoons bring severe floods and the dry season […]

Reforest to stop drought-flood syndrome, says World Food Prize laureate Rattan Lal

From Afghanistan to Cambodia, all throughout the lower Himalayas, extreme weather conditions are becoming the norm. A century ago, the hills were covered in forest. Now they are barren because of population growth, agricultural expansion and demand for firewood and timber. Deforestation and landscape degradation mean that monsoons bring severe floods and the dry season […]

Rainforests led to extinction of megafauna in Southeast Asia, study says

Who or what is to blame for the demise of the giant animals and early humans that once roamed the landscapes of Southeast Asia? Until now, theories have suggested that people, climate change or both led to the extinction of such species as the massive ape Gigantopithecus, elephant-like stegodons and large water buffaloes. New research findings […]

U.N. green cities initiative to promote forestry and sustainable food systems

A new green cities initiative will encourage governments to kickstart large-scale transformative changes to improve food security, nutrition and the wellbeing of people in and around urban centers, said the director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday. The program will help transform agri-food systems, accelerating efforts to meet the U.N. Sustainable […]

Mengembangkan inisiatif restorasi hutan dan bentang alam

Merealisasikan restorasi hutan dan bentang alam merupakan sebuah tantangan besar. Namun para peneliti yakin bahwa target restorasi ekosistem internasonal dapat dicapai jika desain program subnasional dan nasional ditransformasikan. Kriteria keberhasilan program ini meliputi penyusunan strategi restorasi yang fleksibel, menjamin partisipasi pemangku kepentingan lokal dalam perencanaan dan mempertimbangkan konteks keunikan bentang alam dalam pertimbangan. Demikian menurut […]

La sécurité alimentaire des communautés dépendantes de la viande sauvage est mise en péril par les lampes de poche LED

Les lampes de poche équipées de LED (diodes électroluminescentes) ont facilité les prises d’animaux lors des chasses de subsistance de nuit dans les forêts tropicales ; une situation qui met en évidence le besoin de politiques de chasse durables pour préserver la vie sauvage et réduire le risque d’insécurité alimentaire. Bien que la technologie des lampes […]

Lelaki dalam hutan: Buku yang menggoyah stereotip

Pada tahun-tahun awal karirnya, etnografer Carol J. Pierce Colfer melakukan observasi beragam budaya melalui telaah perspektif feminis gelombang kedua. Saat perempuan di belahan barat mendorong persamaan hak, Colfer dan suami pertamanya berjuang untuk merdeka dari peran biner pria-wanita. Mereka berbagi tugas, memasak dan mengurus rumah, bergantian merawat anak dan mencoba-coba hubungan seksual di luar nikah. […]

Shaping up forest and landscape restoration initiatives

Making forest and landscape restoration a reality is an enormous challenge, but researchers are confident that international ecosystem restoration targets can be met if the design of subnational and national programs is transformed. Criteria for success include crafting flexible restoration strategies, ensuring that local stakeholders participate in planning and taking unique landscape contexts into consideration, […]