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The State of the World’s Forests 2020. Forests, biodiversity and people.
Reports & Research
December 2020
Global

As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of forests, and of the people who use and manage them, to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

 

Reports & Research
October 2019
Bolivia

Entre agosto y septiembre de 2019, Santa Cruz ha experimentado la mayor crisis ambiental ocasionada por los incendios forestales. La superficie quemada asciende a 3,6 millones de hectáreas, lo que equivale al 9,6% del territorio cruceño. El segundo departamento afectado por el fuego es Beni con 1,1 millones de hectáreas.

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Journal Articles & Books
August 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Brazil

O desenvolvimento da atividade pecuária dentro de Reservas Extrativistas na Amazônia tem sido motivo de polêmicas e debates inflamados na área ambiental desde o estabelecimento da Lei do SNUC. O histórico do movimento extrativista teve nos empates sua principal bandeira de luta, como estratégia de combate ao avanço da fronteira agropecuária.

Conference Papers & Reports
June 2019
Global

Join us in Bonn on June 22–23 alongside the inter-sessional climate talks where the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will focus the world’s attention on the fundamental importance of rights to address the current environmental crisis.

Global Landscapes Forum 2019: Donor and Partner Report cover image
Reports & Research
June 2019
Global

Bringing together leaders of a growing global movement, GLF Bonn 2019 broke new ground with its commitment to changing the narrative on rights. From cutting-edge issues concerning land tenure to promoting Indigenous rights, the GLF conference freely and openly explored the challenges and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.

Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019: Outcome Statement cover image
Reports & Research
Conference Papers & Reports
June 2019
Global

In the face of the climate crisis and threats to food security, a safe water supply and biodiversity, GLF Bonn 2019 sought to hear the voices of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women and youth – all of those with the greatest stake in confronting such global challenges.

Peer-reviewed publication
May 2019
Indonesia

Peatland plays an important ecological and economic role in many countries all over the world. At the same time, due to various human and non-human interventions, peatland is also a fragile ecosystem, which is currently facing severe problems, such as deforestation, fires, and peat subsidence. Peat subsidence is currently one of the most severe but least recognized issues.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2019
Malawi
United States of America

Deforestation is recognized as a major driver of the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It also disturbs natural processes such as biogeochemical, hydrological, and ecological cycles. In Malawi, deforestation is estimated to be responsible for the loss of 33,000 hectares per year, and is mainly attributed to agriculture expansion, tobacco growing, and excessive use of biomass.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2019
Global

In this study, methods, originally developed to assess life course trajectories, are explored in order to evaluate land change through the analysis of sequences of land use/cover. Annual land cover maps which describe land use/land cover change for the 1985–2017 period for a large region in Northeast Brazil were analyzed.

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