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VIDEO Let’s talk about bushmeat
27 Oct 2016

Let’s talk about bushmeat

Bushmeat is the meat of wild animals used by humans for food. In this video, Professor John Fa of Manchester Metropolitan University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) walks viewers through the concept of bushmeat, and the challenges it poses for sustainability of wildlife and sustainability of livelihoods....
VIDEO Waiting to exhale: The politics of fire in Indonesia
29 Dec 2015

Waiting to exhale: The politics of fire in Indonesia

Why are there more land fires in Indonesia before an election? Why are oil palm plantations set alight? Why does everyone involved see the fires differently? And what do elephants have to do with any of it? Researchers from CIFOR describe some intriguing and unexplained elements emerging from research into the...
VIDEO Robert Nasi - The role of Bushmeat in the spread of Ebola
03 Sep 2014

Robert Nasi - The role of Bushmeat in the spread of Ebola

Dr. Robert Nasi of the Center for International Forestry Research (www.cifor.org) talks about the importance of bushmeat in Central Africa, and the role of bushmeat in the spread of the Ebola virus.Learn more about the link between bushmeat and Ebola at http://blog.cifor.org/bushmeat-and-ebolaRelated reading:http://www.cifor.org/bushmeathttp://www.cifor.org/library/3580/empty-forests-empty-stomachs-bushmeat-and-livelihoods-in-the-congo-and-amazon-basinshttp://www.cifor.org/library/2434/human-health-and-forests-a-global-overview-of-issues-practice-and-policyhttp://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/books/bcolchester0601.pdf...
VIDEO Measuring carbon in Peru's tropical peatlands
07 Mar 2014

Measuring carbon in Peru's tropical peatlands

CIFOR researchers get their hands dirty to study Peru's mysterious peat swamps, which are home to a very special tree — and which store immense amounts of carbon that would otherwise enter the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. CIFOR is seeking to improve the scientific knowledge of carbon...
VIDEO Harvesting Brazil Nuts and Timber in the Peruvian Amazon
03 Jun 2013

Harvesting Brazil Nuts and Timber in the Peruvian Amazon

It's a controversial question - can selective logging coexist with Brazil nut harvesting? As part of their livelihoods, many of Peru's Brazil nut concession holders currently do both, but it's not yet know what effect timber harvesting is having on Brazil nut production. To find out, CIFOR researchers and local...
VIDEO Dirty Science Part 1: Excavating the truth about mangroves and carbon
22 Mar 2013

Dirty Science Part 1: Excavating the truth about mangroves and carbon

Indonesia's vast mangrove forests don't just protect coastlines and support ecosystems and livelihoods - they also store huge amounts of carbon dioxide, one of the gases responsible for climate change. How much carbon? Scientists from CIFOR and FORDA are battling mud, tides and insects trying to find out.For more information...
VIDEO The Congo Basin: State of the Forest
14 Nov 2012

The Congo Basin: State of the Forest

The Congo Basin forests are a lifeline for more than 60 million people -- providing food and income for many remote communities, storing huge amounts of carbon, supporting unique ecosystems and regulating the flow of the major rivers across Central Africa. Yet the Congo's forests are being cleared at an...
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