Bosques

Los bosques cumplen un importante papel en la regulación del clima a escala global, así como en la conservación de la biodiversidad y en el mantenimiento de las comunidades a escala local. Sin embargo están, así como la gente que depende de ellos, cada vez bajo mayor presión.

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    Governance grows in Mangai

    04.10.2018

    Establishing the Governance Working Group in the Mangai landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a crucial step in managing forests landscapes

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    Challenges remain for halving natural forest loss by 2020, but restoration of forest landscapes brings hope

    28.09.2018

    According to the 2018 Progress Assessment of the New York Declaration on Forests, the world is not on track to meet global goals to halve natural forest loss globally by 2020 at the current pace. We take a look into this assessment with a focus on the...

  • forests at bottom, horizon with blue sky and white clouds at top Photo: J. Spiric

    Finding balance: perceptions of REDD+ in Mexico

    24.09.2018

    A look at the procedural legitimacy of the governance structures for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Mexico. A blog by Dr. Jovanka Špirić, postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Geography Research Centre (CIGA) of...

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Restauración del Paisaje Forestal

La Restauración del Paisaje Forestal (FLR) es un proceso continuo de recuperación de las funciones ecológicas de los bosques y de mejoramiento del bienestar humano a lo largo de paisajes forestales deforestados o degradados. FLR es más que únicamente plantar árboles, se trata de la...

Lecturas rápidas

Dirigido a legisladores y periodistas, IUCN Issues Briefs brinda información clave sobre temas seleccionados en un formato de dos páginas (en inglés).

Thumbnail_CC and Forests issues brief Photo: IUCN

Forests and climate change

Forests are a stabilising force for the climate. They regulate ecosystems, protect biodiversity, play an integral part in the carbon cycle, support livelihoods, and supply goods and services that can...

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Palm oil and biodiversity

Palm oil is derived from the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.), which is native to West Africa and grows best in tropical climates with abundant water. Three-quarters of total palm oil produced...

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Deforestation and forest degradation

Deforestation and forest degradation are the biggest threats to forests worldwide. Deforestation occurs when forests are converted to non-forest uses, such as agriculture and road construction....

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