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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...
Indigenous Peoples’ guardianship of forests is intrinsically related to their guardianship of water resources. The conservation and sustainable management of our forests is crucial to ensure the maintenance of their functions, services and interconnections. A recent report by FAO and FILAC (Fund for the Development of Indigenous peoples of Latin America...
  By investing in forest-water NBS that are locally appropriate, can we cost-effectively accelerate progress on climate commitments, while also building resilient communities and economies? That was discussed at the webinar organized by the Forest-Water Champions Network. Find here the lessons learned from this event.