Low carbon strategies are available, but implementation can be complex.
The economics of conservation still aren't working for smallholders.
CIFOR has released a new suite of tools to help those protecting vulnerable coastal forests.
Indonesia loses an area of mangrove forest the size of New York City every 18 months.
Tropical peatlands are home to endangered species like orangutans and tigers.
Mangrove forests store 3-4x the carbon of land based tropical forests.
Peatlands help mitigate natural disasters.
"It seems to be the case that there is no substitute for broad consultation…"
In Kalimantan, CIFOR scientists take to the skies to scope out forests.
More than 100,000 hectares of peatland forests are destroyed each year for oil palm and agricultural plantations.