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Indigenous knowledge plays an important role in raising awareness of the forest-water nexus. This was one of many important take-aways from a World Water Week session, presented in this blog post written by SIWI’s Lotta Samuelson and Sandra Gordon from CIFOR on behalf of the Forest Water Champions. Photo shows...
Forests and trees play a vital role in meeting the world's increasing demand for water and need to be managed for water-related ecosystem services, according to a new guide co-published by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the Joint Research Centre...
Mangrove forests are unique ecosystems formed by trees or shrubs that grow in saltwater and live semi-submerged in the intertidal zone of the tropical or subtropical coasts, hosting a spectacular diversity of flora and fauna. They ensure food security for local communities, providing forest products and sustaining fisheries: 75 per...
World Environment day 2021 marks the launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, an important call for action to protect and restore different ecosystems all around the world, by building a strong, inclusive, and worldwide movement. Restoration efforts are key to increase the ability of ecosystems to fight against...
The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) was established in 2000 by the United Nations to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues and it is celebrated on May 22.  Forests are among the most important biodiversity repositories and home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. In particular, the...
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