Despite their rapid proliferation, 'Sustainable Use Reserves' in the Amazon aren't living up to their hype- especially when it comes to reducing fire.
UK Government, Department for International Development (DFID)
Who is really bearing the cost of REDD+? The answer may surprise you
A forthcoming study brings a reality check on who is footing the bill for REDD+.
Assessing quality in impact-oriented research
What are appropriate principles and criteria for defining and assessing transdisciplinary research quality?
Firewood collection taking a toll on Uganda’s forests
Demand for wood can lead to forest degradation, making life harder for forest-dependent communities.
Why ‘zero deforestation’ is only one piece of the sustainability puzzle
Lessons from the Brazilian Amazon show it’s important to shift toward more sustainable land uses and look for ways to intensify beef production.
Food and a future: How restored forests help women in Burkina Faso
Women in West Africa are using food from enclosed forest plots to get their households through the lean times.
“Slash and burn” works, given time and space
If managed well, swidden farming in Borneo can provide vital ecosystem services and protect biodiversity, study says
First estimate of Pygmy population reveals their plight
Marginalized indigenous hunter-gatherers in the Congo prefer living in remote forests—but their lifestyles are under threat.
Zero deforestation in Indonesia: Pledges, politics and palm oil
Corporations and government share the goal of sustainable economic development but each faces its own challenges – so which rules should apply?
What came before the fire
Avoiding further devastation from land fires in Indonesia means unraveling the complex causes fueling them.