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How do we want our future to look like after the COVID-19 pandemic? This was one of the questions raised previously “Lessons learned from COVID-19 crisis to the better management of our forest and water”.  The COVID-19 impact on human life, forests, and water has already resulted in short term consequences....
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 webs. These inputs from...
The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly transformed our lives. As society has transitioned to living under lockdown, we have changed the way we connect with each other and with nature. As a result, there have been short-term impacts. In India, the Ganga River has seen a reduction in dumping of industrial and domestic waste, which has resulted in an improvement in its water quality. According to the Central Pollution Control...
 Newly released: The Key Findings of FAO Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA) 2020  The area of forest designated primarily for soil and water protection is increasing, presenting higher growing rates during the last 10 years! An estimated 399 million ha of forest is designated primarily for the protection of soil and water, an increase of 119...
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 by 2050, society is expected to face...