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Mapping bamboo forest resources in East Africa CGIAR - News - 4 days agoThe International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation is working with partners across the world on an ambitious project to map bamboo resources. The findings will form an important part of Flagship 4: Landscape Dynamics, Productivity and Resilience, of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Bamboo has vast potential to help tackle global poverty and natural resource problems. This […] The post Mapping bamboo forest resources in East Africa appeared first on Forests, Trees...
New study finds timber harvesting in Madagascar out of control TRAFFIC - News - 7 days agoen Français Antananarivo, Madagascar, 14th February 2017— a combination of political instability, government mismanagement, a lack of forest operation controls and a failure to impose punitive penalties on well-known traffickers contributed to what was effectively zero control over the management of precious timber resources in Madagascar between March 2010 to March 2015, according to a new TRAFFIC study released today.
ICRAF and One Acre Fund chart ways forward on trees ICRAF - News - 1 week agoRubengera, Rwanda — Farmer Cecile Mukabutera , 32, looks approvingly at her small tree, one of ten she received from One Acre Fund. Its branches will eventually give her up to 30 poles per year. These 2-3 meter... The post ICRAF and One Acre Fund chart ways forward on trees appeared first on Agroforestry World .
EU-Africa collaboration essential for effective implementation of anti-trafficking plan TRAFFIC - News - 2 weeks agoBrussels, Belgium, 10th February 2017 —TRAFFIC is urging the European Union (EU) and its Member States to maximise opportunities to support efforts by African countries to tackle poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Nature or negligence? Creating a global context to understand destructive wildfires FBN - News - 2 weeks agoExtreme fire events are being reported around the world, in some cases involving substantial loss of life and property.
Cool insights for a hot world: trees and forests recycle water ICRAF - News - 2 weeks agoAnyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change, but the directly important aspects of the tree-climate relationships... The post Cool insights for a hot world: trees and forests recycle water appeared first on Agroforestry World .
Quantifying Forest Biomass Carbon Stocks From Space Springer - Publications - 2 weeks agoAbstract Purpose of Review This review presents cutting-edge methods and current and forthcoming satellite remote sensing technologies to map aboveground biomass (AGB) . Recent Findings The monitoring of carbon stored in living AGB of forest is of key importance to understand the global carbon cycle and for the functioning of international economic mechanisms aiming to protect and enhance forest carbon stocks. The main challenge of monitoring AGB lies in the difficulty of obtaining field measurements...
New training guidelines could save the lives of rangers TRAFFIC - News - 2 weeks ago9th February 2017—Over the past decade, more than 1,000 rangers have been killed on duty *, with 80 per cent killed by poachers and armed militia groups. This tragic loss of life underlines the need for well-trained and well-equipped anti-poaching rangers.
Forests foods and healthy diets CIFOR - News - 2 weeks agoNew research quantifies the consumption of forest foods and compares them with dietary guidelines
Sustainable management of Pinus radiata plantations NGP - News - 2 weeks ago-