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Forests are among the most important biodiversity repositories and home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Riparian forests maintain and support aquatic biodiversity by providing shade, protecting the soil from erosion, acting as a chemical buffer, and providing nutritious terrestrial inputs to aquatic food...

The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly transformed our livesAs society has transitioned to living under lockdown, we have changed the way we...

 Newly released: The Key Findings ofFAO Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA) 2020 

The area of forest designated primarily for soil and water protection is increasing,...

Climate change is projected to increases extreme weather events and risks of water-related disasters, such as floods, droughts and storms. Considering that over 50 percent of the world’s population are affected by water scarcity and this number is expected to reach 6.3 billion...

FAO released a new issue of Unasylva exploring the role of forests as nature-based solutions for water management. Its key message is that forested watersheds provide an estimated 75 percent of the world's accessible freshwater resources and thus constitute are crucial and cost-effective natural infrastructure for the production of high-quality...

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