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  • Women in Malawi standing in field

    Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future

    26.04.2017

    In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide...

  • Youth video screenshot

    Voices of the future: Involving youth in restoration

    18.04.2017

    Young people have immense potential to contribute to forest conservation and restoration. Watch our video and read on to see how and why IUCN is harnessing their knowledge and skills to tackle some of the world's most pressing issues.

  • Mangroves in Cambodia

    What are mangroves worth? There’s no easy answer

    12.04.2017

    Our existence depends on flows of goods and services delivered by a stock of natural resources – our ‘natural’ capital. But as we have degraded the planet’s ecosystems, we’ve lost huge stocks of this natural capital and we are starting to feel the pinch.

  • BGCI was recently part of an expedition with University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum to collect seeds of Betula chichibuensis, a Critically Endangered tree from Japan.

    Centuries of tree taxonomy informs today’s restoration

    06.04.2017

    Have you ever asked yourself, “what kind of tree is this?” Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has – 60,065 times.  BGCI just created a database called GlobalTreeSearch to help answer this question, and to support global research,...

  • Antioquia, Colombia

    Tapping into the potential of Colombia's degraded landscapes

    31.03.2017

    In Colombia, the restoration of degraded landscapes is presenting new livelihood opportunities for internally displaced people affected by years of conflict. IUCN and the Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute are working with the...

  • Participants at the FLR Roundtable on Bonn Challenge & Restoration Efforts in India

    Stakeholders come together to advance restoration efforts in India

    24.03.2017

    Forests are undoubtedly amongst the most valuable ecosystem service providers in the world. Their role extends to securing sustainable energy, supporting biodiversity, safeguarding food and water security and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Despite...

  • dry mountain landscape with farms

    Water – a key factor for forest landscape restoration in Brazil

    22.03.2017

    Current drought conditions underscore Espirito Santo state’s support for intensive restoration assessments to help structure a landscape-level incentives programme for improving the watershed.

  • Woman being interviewed in garden

    IUCN launching a year of "Voices on Forests"

    21.03.2017

    Join us in our yearlong video series, Voices on Forests, spotlighting the expertise of thought-leaders on the issues, ideas and facts around forests. 

  • Man holding seeds in two hands

    Allanblackia oil: from a wild-harvested seed to your morning toast

    17.03.2017

    The fruits of the Allanblackia, a tree considered vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, are harvested in the tropical rain belt of Africa – from Guinea in the west through to Tanzania in the east. Oil from the seeds has been extracted for...

  • Mangroves and the SDGs

    Can restoring mangroves help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

    16.03.2017

    The answer is yes. Restoring and protecting mangroves helps fulfil multiple Global Goals, from improving life below water, to reducing poverty and hunger, to many goals in between. We take a closer look at why.

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