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Sep 2015 - Forested areas have decreased but rate of net forest loss has been cut by 50%. Challenges remain The extent of the world’s forest continues to decline as human populations continue to grow and demand for food and land increases. Implementing sustainable forest management practices requires sound policies and positive returns on investment to encourage adoption. Governments, private ...more
Jun 2014 - Forests and family farms are part of an integrated productive system for indigenous peoples, local forest communities, and smallholders living in forested landscapes. Together forests and family farms deliver ecosystem services and benefits for livelihoods and well-being. The infographics illustrates the relationship between forests and family farms and highlights the advantages ...more
Jun 2014 - Countries continue to prioritize sustainable forest management and are pursuing more people-oriented approaches. However, concrete measures and capacity building are needed for effective implementation.
May 2014 - Urgent action is needed to conserve and sustainably manage forest genetic resources Forest genetic resources are the heritable materials maintained within and among trees and other woody plant species that are of actual or potential economic, environmental, scientific or societal value.
Mar 2013 - Forests are invaluable to all life on earth. Forests cover 1/3 of the total land area Forests contain most of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods US$108 billion a year of medicinal plants from tropical forests The rate of deforestation, though slowing, is still alarmingly high. 5.2 million ...more