KAMPALA - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), a UN agency, has stepped in to save Bugoma forest from being depleted by an influx of refugees, who are cutting the trees for firewood and for

The overall objective and goal of the present policy is to safeguard the ecological and livelihood security of people, of the present and future generations, based on sustainable management of the forests for the flow of ecosystem services In order.

FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) provides essential information for understanding the extent of forest resources, their condition, management and uses. This document provide information about the country reporting process, including an introduction to the new FRA 2020 on-line reporting platform.

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Hectares of natural forests have been cleared by artisanal gold miners in northwestern Tanzania’s district of Mbogwe, posing a serious environmental threat, authorities

A national forum which opened in Yaounde, Tuesday February 13, 2018, seeks to redynamise efforts to ensure the sustainable use of forest resources in Central Africa.

When Malaysia’s biggest plantation company Sime Darby leased 220,000 hectares of lush forest in northwest Liberia in 2009, executives said they had found a much needed new frontier in global palm o

The United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD Programme) has trained about 800 people from forest reserved Communities of Cross River state o

Carbon stocks in vegetation have a key role in the climate system. However, the magnitude, patterns and uncertainties of carbon stocks and the effect of land use on the stocks remain poorly quantified. Here we show, using state-of-the-art datasets, that vegetation currently stores around 450 petagrams of carbon. In the hypothetical absence of land use, potential vegetation would store around 916 petagrams of carbon, under current climate conditions. This difference highlights the massive effect of land use on biomass stocks.

The Indonesian government has unveiled an ambitious plan to nearly halve the number of fire hotspots in the country by 2019, in part through the restoration of degraded peat forests.

Communities in Ntcheu and the Department of Forestry office with assistance from United Purpose have signed an agreement aimed at conserving indigenous forests in the district.