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Springer -just now

Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in Africa

Abstract Mining alters the natural landscape and discharges large volumes of wastes that pose serious pollution hazards to the environment, to human health and to agriculture. As a result, the recent 2 decades have witnessed a global surge in research on post-mining landscape restoration, yielding a suite of techniques including physical, chemical, biological (also know...

Springer -just now

Shade trees decrease pest abundances on brassica crops in Kenya

Abstract Agroforestry practices may mitigate the current loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services due to deforestation and agricultural intensification. To examine the effects of agroforestry on the ecosystem service of pest regulation, we assessed pest abundances and biological control potential in shaded and open kale (Brassica oleracea L. acephala) fields in Western Kenya...

IISD -20 hours ago

UNFF Reflects on Forest Policy Coherence

The note suggests that UNFF 14 emphasize the importance of enhancing synergies and collaboration in advancing coherent implementation and achievement of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, voluntary national contributions and NDCs. The note also emphasizes he need to continue to address interlinkages between forests and the SDGs...

timberbiz -yesterday

Europe in the loop of climate change and forest fires

A coalition of land and forestry bodies has called on the European Union to show a firm commitment to encouraging forestry management practices that will help prevent or lessen such fires, so forests can be left standing to make a positive contribution to carbon capture. Ahead of the International Day of Forests, a joint statement was issued by the Confederation of European Forest Owners, f...

timberbiz -yesterday

International Day of Forests a reminder to government to plant them

Today is the International Day of the Forests, a time to celebrate the great economic, social and environmental work of Australia’s forest industries and an opportunity to remind all political parties, that more trees need to be planted to ensure a strong forest industries sector into the future, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA),Mr Ross Hampton said t...

CBD -yesterday

Low-cost and energy efficient recording of biodiversity soundscapes

An international team of researchers has built a new sensor network that can monitor two crucial activities, namely biodiversity, or the variety of life, in a particular habitat or ecosystem, and identification of possible illegal activities such as logging or poaching in protected areas....

Elsevier -yesterday

Differential effects of forestry plantations on bird diversity: A global assessment

Publication date: 15 May 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 440Author(s): Gabriel J. Castaño-Villa, Jaime V. Estevez, Giovany Guevara, Mauricio Bohada-Murillo, Francisco E. FontúrbelAbstractPlanted forests are becoming increasingly common worldwide, replacing natural forests and compromising their associated biodiversity. However, not all forest plantations are the same. Aiming to...

USFS -2 days ago

Impacts of the northwest forest plan on forest composition and bird populations

The Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) initiated one of the most sweeping changes to forest management in the world, affecting 10 million hectares of federal land. The NWFP is a science-based plan incorporating monitoring and adaptive management and provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the influence of policy. We used >25 years of region-wide bird surveys, forest data, and landownership maps...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Bolsonaro on the move: International meetings push agribusiness agenda

Brazil’s president met with Donald Trump this week, with trade and agribusiness topping the agenda; a USAID $100 million Amazon biodiversity impact investment fund was also advanced....

Mongabay -2 days ago

In Ethiopia, women and faith drive effort to restore biodiversity

ENTOTO, Ethiopia — In a tiny home not far from the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, 80-year-old Aragash Boka finally rests from a long day’s work carrying an awkward, heavy load. Boka lives and works in a corner of the world where, for the most part, fuelwood has remained important to daily life for centuries. […]...

ITTO -2 days ago

Learn to love forests! Helping build a sustainable future through forest education

Understanding forests and keeping them healthy is crucial for our future. It’s so important, in fact, that “Forests and Education” is the theme of this year’s International Day of Forests on 21 March. ITTO is marking the day by showing how diverse forest stakeholders are learning about forests and their roles in meeting human needs and the Sustainable Development Goals. T...

Mongabay -2 days ago

The ultimate agricultural practice’: Q&A with organizers of World Agroforestry Congress 2019

Agroforestry is an agricultural technique that combines trees with shrubs, crops and livestock in a system that produces food, supports biodiversity, builds soil horizons and water tables, and sequesters carbon from the atmosphere (45 gigatons of it, according to one estimate). Over the past year, Mongabay has focused a special series on the implementation and impact […]...