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Centuries of tree taxonomy informs today’s restoration

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, conservation, and botanically-based interventions including forest landscape restoration (FLR). Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the organisation that represents the world’s botanic gardens, engaged …

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Forests key to mitigating climate change

Drought and unsustainable practices are placing forests at risk, yet they are crucial to the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming. By Tim Radford Researchers have reminded the world’s governments that forests will play a vital role in mitigating the effects of climate change – provided policies are robustly pursued and reported with transparency. But even …

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UN summit calls for urgent farming, forestry, fisheries reforms

BirdLife International today welcomed a decision by the UN Biodiversity Conference to pursue environmental reform in the farming, forestry and fisheries sectors, but underscored the need for stronger ambition and accelerated implementation by national governments.  “Nature is in crisis. Urgent reform is needed to reduce the impacts of farming, forestry and fisheries on the natural world”, said Pepe Clarke, Head of Policy at …

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Forest issues take the stage at IUCN World Conservation Congress

This September, an estimated 10,000 people will converge on the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu to exchange conservation ideas, discuss pressing issues and learn from one another at the IUCN World Conservation Conference. Forests will be at the top of the agenda for many – and dozens of talks, workshops, and formal presentations will stimulate forest-minded participants. On the main concourse, two …

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News in Photos: The Evergreen Lebanon’s Forests

Forests are one of Lebanon’s most important natural assets. They have many uses and provide a range of valuable products and benefits. They offer not only environmental protection but also income and livelihood options for forest-dependent communities. Forests provide essential services such as carbon sequestration, shade, beautification, erosion control, and soil fertility; their trees can provide essential products such as …

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News in Photos: The Pine Forests of Akkar by Antoine Daher

Akkar, which stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the mountains of Northern Lebanon, is the country’s richest  region in forests.  Antoine Daher on Facebook

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