Nurturing the next generation of foresters

Forest Connect field trip to a Cinnamon plantation, 
Dào Thinh commune, Tran Yên district, Vietnam

Forest Connect field trip to a Cinnamon plantation, Dào Thinh commune, Tran Yên district, Vietnam

Forests offer solutions to some of the biggest threats facing our planet – climate change, food insecurity, economic and social inequality. Forests really can be the future and that is why it is crucial that young people are involved in decisions about how forests are managed and used. A common question in the forest community is: how can we engage these young people?

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What will future forests look like?

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This summer there have been a record number of forest fires in British Columbia, Canada. High temperatures and low rainfall have led to very dry conditions in the forest making them more susceptible to intense fires. Experts say that climate change is partly to blame for the increased drought and longer fire seasons and that this is becoming the new normal.

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Protecting “Adam’s Shelter”

An act of deforestation

An act of deforestation

They say the Garden of Eden (forest) was created as a home for Adam and Eve. It is evident that the forest was created for the purpose and the benefit of mankind, therefore, it needs to be protected. Unfortunately, human activities such as deforestation, environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity have affected the environment adversely. As a means to save the environment, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) has engaged in innovative approaches to curb environmental degradation and bio-diversity.

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Trabajando la preservación de los #BosquesMaduros, patrimonio común excepcional e irreemplazable

Urgencia #BosquesMaduros, oportunidad programa #Selvans, vía de implicación #CompensaNatura

Urgencia #BosquesMaduros, oportunidad programa #Selvans,
vía de implicación #CompensaNatura

¿Quién no se maravilla en presencia de un árbol, o incluso bosque, centenario? Incontables historias los relacionan con sabiduría, misticismo, el paso y conexión entre generaciones… un vínculo especial nos conecta con lo que Carl Sagan describía como “nuestros primos, los árboles”. Protectores de la sociedad y refugio de dioses, hubo un tiempo en el que los bosques viejos eran venerados, honrando una conexión ancestral quizás también derivada de nuestros orígenes más primigenios como especie…

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Geothermal vs. Smart Grid As the Prospective Renewable Energy Source In Indonesia While Maintaining Its Economic Growth

Forests in Lombok

Forests in Lombok

Related to my first article on the Indonesia climate condition, as one of Asia’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, Indonesia has already started its targeted and monitored programs in mitigation and the use of renewable energy.

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Forests supporting Perawang’s population

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Maybe you don’t know where Perawangis is. Maybe Perawang is not familiar for you or there is not Perawang on the map. Yeah, Perawang is my hometown.

First, I want to tell you a little thing about Perawang. Perawang is my birth place. Perawang is located in Riau, Sumatera Island, Indonesia. I spent my totally life in Perawang. And I lived there from my childhood until now (20 years old). I lived and grew up in this village. I live here because my parents worked here. My parents worked here exactly in the pulp and paper industry. This industry needs forest to increase their production. Forests have much impact to fulfill Perawang’s society’s needs. Almost all people in Perawang worked at pulp and paper industry and that is being a primary livelihood in Perawang including for my family.

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¿Cómo cambiar el modo de hacer las cosas en las regiones forestales? La contribución de REDD+ en México

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Las experiencias REDD+ se esparcen y cada vez contamos con más lecciones y aprendizajes. Sin embargo, una pregunta básica sigue en el aire: ¿cómo es posible cambiar efectivamente el modo de hacer las cosas en las regiones forestales y, de este modo, lograr los objetivos que se plantea REDD+?

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Diversidad de maderables – beneficio para el ambiente y el billetero

Parcela con la asociación de tres especies maderables: Pinus radiata, Eucalyptus globulus, Acacia dealbata

Parcela con la asociación de tres especies maderables:
Pinus radiata, Eucalyptus globulus, Acacia dealbata

Ananías Aleluya vive con su mujer y sus tres hijos en una casa modesta en Combuyo, una comunidad Quechua en el Valle de Cochabamba/Bolivia, situada en la ladera de la Cordillera del Tunari. Igual a los vecinos, Ananías y Catalina trabajan la tierra para producir sus alimentos y vender el excedente en el mercado. También tienen un par de bovinos, que significan sobre todo la seguridad financiera en algún momento de necesidad. Anteriormente, los bueyes también habían sido útiles para arar el suelo, pero hoy son remplazados por el tractor.

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Fuel wood scarcity in Africa impacts women’s lives. Can we make a change?

The way back home is becoming long

The way back home is long

In Sub- Saharan Africa (SSA) fuel wood traditionally constitutes the major fuel for domestic use. Women in most of the cases collect “free” fuel wood from the native forests surrounding their village. Scarcity in fuel wood in rural areas is adding more burdens on women, and is driving native use of forests by local communities to be replaced with commercial charcoal production.

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Changing Paradigm in Forestry Governance in Nepal

Rhododendron forest near Tarapani (Nepal)

Rhododendron forest near Tarapani (Nepal)

Forests are considered as the important resources of the poor people. Nepal a small mountainous country experienced various model of forestry governance ranges from strict conservation to community based conservation. In the course of that various policy and institutional mechanism were set up for translating the policy into practice.

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