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The 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...
en 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.
Rubengera, 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 .
Brussels, 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.
Extreme fire events are being reported around the world, in some cases involving substantial loss of life and property.
Anyone 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 ago
Abstract 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...
9th 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 ago
New research quantifies the consumption of forest foods and compares them with dietary guidelines

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