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USFS -5 days ago

Working with Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie -25 years

A vignette of portions of videos contributed by the National Forest Foundation, The Wetlands Initiative, Openlands, and the USDA Forest Service. www.fs.usda.gov/midewin The USDA Forest Service is committed to doing its part to help halt the spread of COVID-19. Masks and physical distancing are required in all USDA Forest Service buildings and facilities and on all national forest and grasslands, ...

Global Forest Coalition -6 days ago

The post-2020 GBF, a massive step back in time

By Simone Lovera Once upon a time, some 30 years ago, life was very easy for conservationists. Instead of having to cope with complicated concepts like biodiversity, which are defined and quantifiable with scientifically agreed indicators, they could simply conserve “nature”. Almost everything that looked more or less green qualified as “nature”: pine plantations, destroyed wetlands (calle...

Global Forest Coalition -6 days ago

The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, a massive step back in time

See the related Letter of Concern from CBD-Alliance. By Simone Lovera Once upon a time, some 30 years ago, life was very easy for conservationists. Instead of having to cope with complicated concepts like biodiversity, which are defined and quantifiable with scientifically agreed indicators, they could simply conserve “nature”. Almost everything that looked more or less green qualified as “n...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Macroecological patterns of forest structure and allometric scaling in mangrove forests

Aim: Mangrove wetlands span broad geographical gradients, resulting in functionally diverse tree communities. We asked whether latitudinal variation, allometric scaling relationships and species composition influence mangrove forest structure and biomass allocation across biogeographical regions and distinct coastal morphologies. Location: Global. Time period: Present. Major taxa studied: Mangrove...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Funding to protect a beech forest under threat

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is supporting biodiversity funding of NZ$50,000 for 150 hectares of remnant beech forest, wetlands and manuka scrub on Mount Lawry Station. Source: Timberbiz Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and the QEII Trust are working together with the landowner to support the retirement, fencing and permanent protection of this significant area. Source:...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Apple launches Restore Fund for investors in forestry

  Apple announced a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative, called the Restore Fund, that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors. Source: Timberbiz Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, Apple’s US$200 million fund aims to remove at least 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxi...

Springer -4 weeks ago

Accounting for all territorial emissions and sinks is important for development of climate mitigation policies

Abstract The Paris agreement identifies the importance of the conservation, or better, increase of the land carbon sink. In this respect, the mitigation policies of many forest rich countries rely heavily on products from forests as well as on the land sink. Here we demonstrate that Sweden’s land sink, which is critical in order to achieve zero net emissions by 2045 and negat...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Underfunded nature-based solutions could offer big climate benefits

Nature-based solutions are key to advancing climate adaptation. These are approaches that work with nature, not against it - from restoring wetlands, which can protect against storms, to conserving forests that stabilize soil and runoff during floods....

timberbiz -1 month ago

Long term water security needed to regrow forestry estate in SA

A landmark Green Triangle study into plantation water use is underway in an effort to regain access to state-controlled water and stop the growing loss of forestry estate in South Australia. Source: Timberbiz Over the past five years more than 30,000 hectares of plantation has not been replanted in the south east because of water licensing restrictions placed on industry by the Lower Limestone Coa...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Madagascar: Businesses drive disappearance of a wetland ‘reed forest’

LAKE ALAOTRA, Madagascar — Madagascar’s environment minister, Baomiavotse Vahinala Raharinirina, celebrated World Wetlands Day last month by planting native reeds and sedges along the shore of sprawling Lake Alaotra in the country’s central highlands. The plants’ tufted tops waved high above the heads of students, officials and local residents as they carried them across the […]...

WRI -2 months ago

Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation Are Underfunded — But Offer Big Benefits

Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation Are Underfunded — But Offer Big Benefits Comments|Add Comment|PrintMangrove restoration area in Vanga, Kenya. If protected and restored, Mangrove forests could protect up to 18 million people globally from coastal flooding. Photo by GRIDArendal Nature-based solutions are key to advancing climate adaptation. These are approaches that work with nature, not aga...

Mongabay -2 months ago

JBS, other Brazil meatpackers linked to devastating Pantanal fires, Greenpeace says

In a new report, Greenpeace has linked major Brazilian meat processors JBS, Marfrig and Minerva to cattle ranchers that satellite data indicate were responsible for setting fires in Brazil’s Pantanal region last year. Beginning in July and August, around 30% of the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetlands, burned in what researchers have described as an […]...

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